Friday, December 09, 2005

Does the Noro Cash Iroha pill?

I'm finding that my beloved sweater is pilling. Anyone else having this problem, and if so, what are you doing about it?


Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Some Progress Pics

I have a good chunk of the body done (up to the last increase) and am kind of loving/hating all this stockinette! It is nice for TV knitting - mindless - but kind of boring too, so I started some socks also to keep me busy! I used a contrasting color (leftover Patons Classic Merino) for the hem and will do the same for the sleeves and neck.....

Hourglass #2

Not the best photograph, I know, but I haven't had time to take more...

Knitting Stats:
Yarn: Jaeger Shetland Aran in Orange
Amount: just under 500g (5 balls)
Needles and Gauge: as specified in the pattern

Monday, December 05, 2005

Almost finished

I am almost done with my modified hourglass sweater. I got Nicky Epstein's Knitting On the Edge right before I started my sweater, so I decided to make mine a little fancier, by adding a picot hem, and knitting ruffles to go inside the slightly shorter sleeves.

The ruffles aren't knitted yet, so that's why this is almost finished.

I was shocked at how quickly this sweater knit up. Even being miles and miles of stockinette, it didn't bore me. Sewing the hems down? That was a different story. I think I did pretty well on that though.

Here's the finished sweater:

And a closeup of my hem and picot edge:

My yarn was Rowan Kid Classic in "Frilly." I think it took just over 6 balls for the whole sweater. The ruffles will be out of Rowan Kidsilk Haze in Black -- my freebie from the Rowan subscription!

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Making another?

I didn't think I would want to since there was so much stockinette, over and over, but I love my hourglass (I posted a pic of my son wearing it toward the end of Nov) and find I want to wear it daily. That only means one thing: make another!

I do love the Noro Cash Iroha. Any other yarns as soft, and warm? Your advice greatly desired.