Thursday, 28 November 2013

After Sports, Knitting!

After the sports rant, the world has corrected itself with copious amounts of knitting.  And that is a very good thing.

First off, did I mention how much I love working with Alpaca? Even if it shows off that I really can't knit worth a darn, I just love using it.

All that wibbly wobbly messy knitting will just relax out once I block it, right?  (hopeful knitter voice counting on the fact that this is alpaca yarn and has no memory) 

I am also at the nicest stage of any knit from the top down project.  the underarms are joined and the sleeve stitches are on holders.  I like this part because it feels as if you once again return to the land of speed knitters!  Sleeves take up a huge number of stitches and for a little while, knitting is going to go very fast.  Shortly there will be a bustline increases, and then as I work my way down, the pockets and stitches added to give the lovely soft drape this tunic has, will make rounds long again but this is not a bad thing.  Long means the end is nigh.  

We tried it on last night for fit and it is perfect.  I am using the numbers for the extra small size.  I am enjoying knitting from that side of the brackets for a change.   ;)  

The colour is exactly right.  The needles are right.  The pattern is right.  The knitting is mostly right.

I love it when a plan comes together.


Sandra said...

love it! everything about it - the pattern, the colour (oh, the colour...) the style... perfect.

Brendaknits said...

'This side of the brackets' Cute expression. I have never thought of it that way.