Thursday, May 10, 2012

Knit, knit, knit, knit, knit...repeat

As in lots and lots and lots of stockinette in the round.  Now I am remembering one of the big reasons I have never knit a sweater before! It's a little boring at this point, but there is something to be said for plain ol' stockinette that you can just pick up and knit without having to consult the pattern (or the numerous notes and hash marks scribbled in the margin!) I have split for the sleeves, which wasn't as scary as I thought it was going to be, though I did need about half an hour of Googling and a Ravelery group consult. My in-laws were here this weekend, which actually gave me a lot of time to knit, so I am nearing the first body shaping section. As Shannon said in her post, it's a bummer being a size large! If I were an extra small, I would probably knit a lot more sweaters. My progress:

I love the asymmetrical yoke, though I think I will be much happier with it once it's blocked. Hopefully the increases won't be so obvious.

The sheen of this yarn is beautiful. I definitely want to use it for other sweaters.

If there are any more sweaters.

I also started cutting and arranging my Patchwork Prism quilt.

I am liking the way the colors are going together, but I've realized that I really do not have enough different fabrics for the teal ring. It's killing me, because I was really trying not to buy any more fabric for this, but I think I'm going to have to bite the bullet and pick up some more fat quarters. I'm realizing this is truly a scrappy type quilt that looks better with many FQs than just yardage of a few fabrics. Looking at this picture, I also feel the medium blues need to be more...medium. They are looking a little light to me. What do you think? Isn't the lighting in my sewing room, I mean, dining room awful?

And just to show you what we did with Grammy and Papa this weekend:

Strasburg Railroad Engine 475

We trekked the 2 hours down to Strasburg, just outside of Lancaster, PA, to the Pennsylvania Railroad Museum. Across the street they have a steam engine and cars restored to their Victorian era splendor, that run to the town of Paradise, PA, on their original timetable. The ride through Amish country was beautiful and Jack was speechless through the whole thing, which I think is a first! Definitely worth the trip.


  1. I love that Jack still has his blue dog! What a handsome great nephew I have. Can't wait to see you all again.

    I'm no expert, but I love the blues. I don't think your mediums are too light. There IS a big contrast in the very darks and your mediums, any maybe you don't want that much. You have the eye, you decide. Just letting you know, I love it!

    1. The pattern has a couple lighter hexagon accents, so I'm just thinking some of the blues that aren't in those accent hexagons are too light. I don't know...

      And Blue goes EVERYWHERE with us!

  2. Oh, and your sweater -- Wow! It's beautiful. I can't even begin to imagine the work that has already gone into it. But you're well on your way and it hasn't been that long since you started! (I'll bet it feels like it though?)

    1. Thanks, AP! I hope I don't hate it by the time I'm done!