Tuesday, May 31, 2005


Since Stacey posted asking about the andean silk, I figured I should post progress, since I've been meaning to and haven't.

Stacey, you can see a version of the Hourglass in Andean Silk on the Knitpicks site if you click here. I really love the yarn; it's beautiful and soft, though if you're put off by slightly furry yarns, this may not be the yarn for you.

These pictures are slightly outdated, as I took them while I was decreasing, with good intentions of posting them, but kept forgetting, got frustrated with the sweater, set it aside and picked it up again since that time. I'm just starting my increases, but here are a couple of shots so you can see the yarn in action!

The color is "sangria".

Sunday, May 29, 2005

KnitPicks Andean Silk?

I'm wondering if anyone who's finished the hourglass using the KnitPicks yarn could post a pic - I'm seriously contemplating getting it, but wondering what the sheen/drape is like....


Saturday, May 28, 2005

Hourglass Number Two

Here's a link to a picture of progress so far on my 2nd Hourglass:


The yarn I'm using (Debbie Bliss Cotton Angora) knits up lovely and soft, although the angora always seems tp get all over my shirt, in my mouth and up my nose!

Wednesday, May 25, 2005


I was hoping to have this finished a while ago, but better late than never. I'm not terribly thrilled with the outcome (I should have knit the smallest size instead) but it's comfortable and makes for a good lounging around sweater. Like many of you I added extra decrease rows to the neckline and I'm pretty happy with the result.

Yarn: Kim by King/Filtes

Colour: 310 (sage)

Thursday, May 19, 2005


Here is my finished sweater:

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I used Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece, which I liked. I had to make a lot of changes (I had it mostly done and took it back out to the armpits once to make the sleeves and the yoke shorter), but I think it would have been fine if I had just knitted a smaller size in the first place. I also added a ton of extra rows so it wouldn't fall off of my shoulders. If you're interested there are some "in progress" pictures on my blog, which I never got around to posting here. I really liked knitting this sweater and I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out and I may do another one sometime.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Just Starting!

I joined this KAL a few weeks ago and just got my yarn in the mail yesturday. I ordered the Andean Silk in lettuce green from Knit Picks and am super happy with the texture of the yarn. This is my first sweater and am very nervous/excited about making a sweater that fits right. Did anyone out there adjust the sizing to fit them better? My problem is that I have a larger chest and a smaller waist and probably need the 40 inch bust size with the 37 waist size. I am probably going to start out for the 37 inch one and then do extra increases in the bust.

To see pictures of my yarn, check out my blog at Knitting Sunshine. Happy Knitting everyone!

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Looking for some assistance...

After many successful months at the helm of this KAL blog, it's time for your blog administrator to pass the torch onto someone who has slightly more free time than I do right now.

To keep this KAL available to new members, I am looking for someone who can invite new members and add their blog addresses to this blog.

If you are interested and available, please reply to this post.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

My Second Hourglass Sweater Started!

Hourglass Sweater Part II Started

Hi! I'm Wakana and I just started my second Hourglass Sweater.
This time, I am using Euroflax Original(Linen 100%). I like this bronze color; it would go well with jeans. I am going to make the sleeves a bit shorter for summer.
This yarn is a bit hard in the begining, and it tangled so badly it took about 12 hours to untangle it....hopefully this won't happen again.

And, thanks to Deena's comment, I tried Alison's hem technique, and so far, it's working perfect. Thanks Deena!!


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I actually get to wear it today as it's chilly!

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Wednesday, May 11, 2005

~ I am really slacking ~

Ok I joined this months ago but I haven't even started yet I have to get a move on it but I am so happy to see that there are others that are still working on it and just starting so that I will not be the only one working on it. Great sweaters everyone!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

*Almost* done!

I just bound off a few minutes ago, and couldn't resist slipping it over my head to take a picture.

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I cast on, I believe, in January and set it aside in February (I was on the second sleeve when I set it aside) to work on some other projects. Well, I just finished a Sitcom Chic over the weekend, and it gave me the courage to pick up Hourglass again.

I'm using Elann's Highland Wool, and made the second size. Instead of following the pattern's instructions for the turn-over edging, I decided to do a seed stitch edge on the sleeves, the bottom and the neckline. I also did 3 extra decrease rounds at the neck, and I'm pleased with the coverage as I have very narrow shoulders and hate things falling off them. It's a *little* snugger over my t-shirt than I'd normally like pre-blocking, but it should be perfect after I weave in all the ends, kitchener the underarms and block!

Too bad it's wool and we're having summer temps here finally. :p

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

I know I'm late...

but I'm finally joining the Knitalong! I'm using Knit Picks' Andean Silk in Sangria for my hourglass sweater. I had started last week, but after six rows, I discovered that I had twisted the sweater on my circulars and had to frog. But I'm ready to commence afresh!