Thursday, November 16, 2006

A sleeve.

Now you see it...



Now you don't.



Frogged. Two night's work, gone while I listen to the breakfast news. It was a good inch too baggy, and after much um-ing and er-ing I decided if it's worth doing, it's worth making it fit.

Still. Very annoying

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

7 days and my fingers ache

Hi Guys! I'm new here...Thanks Christina, for allowing me to join the fun!

Enough of that, and now, on to my progress with Forecast! Here she is after a couple of days:


and after 7:

Why is it going so fast, you ask? Because I'm an IDIOT and I'm knitting the cable chart incorrectly. Maaan, even with help from Julia, I'm STILL doing it wrong. Can you tell? Not enough bobbles. Not enough cabeling. I even thought to myself "why do people keep complaining about the bobbles, theyre not that bad" and "this cable pattern repeat should be a little shorter, I'm should email Stefanie and let her know". Hello!! Red Flag!!

But you know what? Ooh well. I apply the same rule that I applied to my wedding day "no one else is going to realize that it was supposed to be there". Except you guys, of course, so do me a favor and "ssshhh". Our little secret, k?

X-posted here.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Forecast, Day 10

Hi, I'm Kelly...I'm new here! Let me just tell you that I was super excited to see this knitalong--I found it on Craftster when I was looking for picture of the lovely Forecast...where I found the so-more-creative-than-me ideas for how to work the pattern into something that will suit my style.

Then it got even better. I got to drool over completed (beautiful!) projects AND someone linked to a blog that explained BEAUTIFULLY how to make the no-turn bobble! OH THE JOY! Several repeats through, I found myself thinking that there MUST be a better and less annoying way to make a bobble. Thank you so much to both the mentioner and the creator of the instructions! SOOO very helpful!

10 days in...I've been pretty faithful to this project, and up until now, I've really only been making small projects appropriate for my attention span...save for one sad and unworn basic sweater.


My apologies for the lack of light...it's a dark blue yarn with fun colored flecks. My mom had it, it's wool-ease. Hey, it was free, and I like the little bits of color! You probably can't tell, but I'm just a couple of inches away from starting the ribbing on the bottom of the sweater body. I wanted to get some sort of picture up tonight and hopefully get a better one up soon! You probably also can't see some wonkiness in the collar...not sure how that's going to turn out, but I'm willing to wait and see...

Thanks for letting me play along!!

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Another Finished Forecast

7 months in the making...I am done!



More pictures and details on my blog: http://girlwhoknits.blogspirit.com

Thanks for all the help and support of this KAL. It has been fun to see everyone's progress.