Sunday, September 21, 2008

armed & ready

finally, i'm getting into gear with my september sweater! although we're well into september by now - and nearly out the other end & into october - i'd been plodding away on the big cabled collar of this month's sweater with no discernible progress. not to mention being distracted by new & shiny things. but it's amazing what can be achieved in one weekend...

september juno sleeves
sleeves! two of them! and they're even the same length & everything!


since january, all my sweaters have been knitted at a fairly fine gauge - and i'd completely forgotten how quickly things can go when you're using heavier yarn! knitted in an aran weight on 5mm needles, september's sleeves are finished - and, armed & ready, i'm now onto the body. & since i want the dramatic cabled collar to be the focal point of the sweater, the body (like the sleeves) is plain old stockinette - great mindless knitting for a weekend of movie-watching.
& it's been a weekend of more than one achievement...

the summer sweater peek
sneak peek of the summer sweater - proper pics when i get the buttons sewn on

5 comments:

Twelfthknit said...

I listened to 'The Thirteenth Tale' after seeing you mention it and I thought it was really good. Audible have a 'If you liked X you might like Y' spot, so I am about to try 'Emma Brown'.
India

marisalove said...

look forward to your whole project.
will you finish all on the same size (5mm)needle? and what is your favorite sizes for this winter.

Peter said...

Hmm - 'Emma Brown'.....wouldn't recommend it. 'Obvious' is what I would say about it...

India

TangledFrog said...

Ooooo...love that colour!

Jeanne said...

Can't wait to see the whole thing - love the color!