Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Some Finished Objects At Last!!!

First we have Rowan Glade from the Spring Edition of 'Simply Knitting'. This was easily the worst pattern I have ever knitted - I had to make so many modifications to the pattern to get it to fit. The fronts are knitted at a Size 14, the back at a Size 10. I had to remove the frills on the end of the sleeves because a) they were past my fingertips - not very practical and b) I ran out of yarn and this shade is discontinued. I also crocheted an edging as I didn't like the idea of knitting one 5 stitched wide and 230 rows long and then sewing it on - yuk!
I don't know whether to be pleased with it or not - it took so much effort that I can hardly bear to wear it. Oh yes and I've decided I also don't like knitting with cotton so, once my balls of Rowan Cotton Glace have been used up, I won't be buying any more.



And here is the obligatory - foot/leg/sock shot that everyone else's blog seems to have. This is a Lucy Neatby Fiesta Feet sock (I have actually completed the pair of them). Knitted in Panda Wool (Cream) and Panda Cotton (Fruit Salad). Had to use the cotton because they don't do the Panda Wool in Fruit Salad but as it is blended with nylon, the yarn is very elastic and not like the dreaded cotton at all.
I loved every minute of this pattern - it's a challenging knit that produces a lovely comfy sock. I'll be knitting it again but next time will make a few pattern modifications....



10 comments:

Jominx said...

Your socks are amazing, I love the colours.

Simply fantastic :)

bockstark.knits said...

WOW!!!! Just amazing...

Crystal Palace Yarns said...

What a fabulous sock!
And you are the first knitter we are aware of who combined Panda Cotton and Panda Wool - ! What a great idea.

We'll put a link to your blog from ours.

We are just adding 4 new rich, dark print colors to Panda Wool - would you like 2 balls to give a try and post a photo when you finish?

Email me your address and tell me if you would go for rich greens, sable burgundy-browns, neptune blue-greens or one that is hard to describe (russet-gold-green-black).

Susan at Crystal Palace Yarns

Shawnee said...

That is an amazing sweater. What a work of art!!!

Soo said...

I love those socks. I'd be interested to hear what mods you'd make to the pattern as I might make a pair as a gift.

Phoebe said...

Both finished projects are gorgeous!!!!! But I really love the socks...I'm always up for a challenging knit.

Jeanne said...

Beautiful! The sweater is gorgeous - its too bad you had such a hard time of it. Hopefully soon you won't think about it and will start enjoying wearing it. The socks - just so cute!

Sussex Yorkie said...

That sock is amazing. Glade is lovely but I have heeded everyones warnings.......and I think it would be beyond me!

Cindy said...

I was poking around fellow SP11 participants' blogs and came across yours. What a gorgeous sweater. I only hope to be able to create something that involved some day. I just had to tell you that your work is beautiful.

Arianne said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the socks!!

I can understand your mixed feelings about Glade however. Although it's come out beautifully! I guess when you have to go through so much grief with a pattern it kind of makes you sick about the project, however you felt about it when you started.

Still, it's beautiful!

(Will respond to your e-mail a bit later. Hopefully today!)