Friday, April 06, 2007

its own reward

the seamless hybrid is finally done! until i can convince the RSA to pose for some sweater-modelling shots, here's a closeup of the shoulder & (correctly sized) neckband, hemmed like the cuffs with a little bit of hidden colour...


the last little bit was quite a slog in the end. after incorrectly sizing the neckband, i had to rip out not only the neckband but also one entire shoulder saddle, the back of the neck, and part of another shoulder saddle. sigh... but at last, it's done. i did enjoy knitting it - the yarn was deliciously tweedy, and elizabeth zimmerman's "recipe" (to quote "pirates of the caribbean", it's not a pattern per se, but it's "really more like guidelines") was quick to knit & easy to follow - but there's only so much gray stockinette a girl can put up with.
how should i treat myself after the miles of gray?

06apr07


some purple hipknits cashmere, some hot chocolate, and the pattern for the obstacles shawl (courtesy of anne at knitspot). with a pattern this beautiful & yarn this soft, even swatching can be its own reward...

2 comments:

Flavaknits said...

Well done on finishing the sweater - I love the colour of the hipknits yarn, that will make a gorgeous shawl

anne said...

the sweater came out great—i love that design and i should make one; it's something i would use a LOT.
and so happy you are knitting obstacles! yay!