Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Actual knitting stuff

I fobbed you off with photos and blocking the last few days, but today I am proud to report that there has been serious knitting accomplished and I have the pictures to prove it

Its almost long enough.  Just another 3 or 4 rows and it will be time to start the split for the collar.  Then 3 inches after that, I am ready to join the sleeves.  
I've a little more knitting to go on one sleeve.  The other is already done.  

I'm following Brooklyn Tweed's Brownstone pattern. I say following because I am, as ever, not knitting to gauge.  I'm doing my own gauge so that it would work with how I wanted this yarn to knit up.  But the schematics, the brilliance are all Brooklyn Tweed.  I hope he doesn't mind.  

When you do this kind of thing, this loosely following a pattern sort of knitting, you have to have faith in your own massive ability to frog and belief that you won't be doing that any more often than if you were knitting to pattern.  I have a comfortable level of both.  I think.

I'm knitting this with Remix.  I'm quite enjoying it and I feel just a little bad.  I'm sorry about that, Sel and Poivre.  I feel kind of bad that you are not having a good time with Remix, while I am.  But this yarn in plain stockinette?  The boss.  For at least 3 hours a day.  After that not so much.  

I love the way it looks though, and I know the giftee is going to love wearing this.

I still want to own a bag of every colour - maybe 2.  Well at least of the guy colours.  I can see everybody in the family wanting one of these.


Sel and Poivre said...

I am having better luck these last few days...using the tricks other knitters gave me for working cables with non-stretching yarn, taking care with every single stitch's tension. Since I upped my game things with Remix are and I are looking up too!.

Sel and Poivre said...

Since I've upped my game with Remix - paying much closer attention, using a few tricks to minimize gaping either side of the cables - things are looking up for my "relationship" with this yarn.

I think, in the end, it was wrong of me to blame poor Remix or my lack of skill!

Clearly, your knitting abilities are already up to the Remix challenge!