Tuesday, 7 April 2009

I Finished It !!!

I actually finished about three weeks ago, however, I hate sewing my knitting together, so that part has taken a little longer..

I'm not 100% happy with the way the collar sits, so I think I'll probably unpick the stitching and sew that part up again.

I've already started on my next project.

The yarn is a pretty Rose Heather 100% wool and the pattern is an interesting Arran. Fairly plain, but with an intricate cable knot..

I had started another sweater in the same yarn and had completed the front and one arm, but really wasn't enjoying knitting the pattern, so started this one instead.

I'd also love to master the Intarsia method of knitting. It's a little different than Fair Isle Knitting. It's sort of like making an mosaic or an inlaid floor..

Some of my favourites for this style are ....

Kaffe Fassett who uses a variety of colour in mainly geometric designs

Or Kim Hargreaves, who has some wonderful tapestry/painting like designs..

I'm a sucker for Dragons, so I'd love to do that jacket on the left...

Both of them use interesting textures in their designs as well. They're not knitted with just one particular yarn, but a variety that compliment each other..

I'm also pulling out my sewing machine, with the intention of finishing some sewing projects that I have sitting around ... and getting into quilting.

All with the aim of keeping my hands and mind busy, which should distract me from food!! :-)

So what craft projects have you got going on ?

Would appreciate prayers and good thoughts at the moment. The hubby is out putting his resume out for some jobs that look hopeful. It's been 4 months since he was laid off. Definitely a tough job market out there.. :-(


Chris H said...

Well done. I also didn't like having to sew them together.
Fingers crossed for your hubby.

Gramma 2 Many said...

Have not been brave enough to attempt a Kaffe. I love them though. I have had a hardbound book of his designs for about 20 years. Sometimes I just take it out and drool over the designs.
I really like the sweater you just finished and the WIP looks like it is going to be beautiful also.

Jennifer said...

Oh that sweater is beautiful! Good work!! I have not tried intarsia yet--though I will get around to it one of these days.

Mirage said...

Wow I envy that! :D

Sydney said...

See... this makes me want to take a knitting class. I think this may have just sealed the deal. I've been crocheting for a year now. My grandma taught me how to knit ages ago, but I never did anything with it. Off to search for local classes that won't bust my budget...

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