Monday, September 12, 2005

I should be working on Christmas presents

I really should be working on the Mystery Christmas Present because I have another couple of Mystery Christmas presents after that. I've come to the conclusion that even if I work on Christmas presents from now 'til Christmas, I still probably won't finish. The stress was getting to me. So I started this instead.

The fact that you're seeing a picture of it means that it is not a Christmas present. In fact, it's for me. Me, I tell you. It's the back of the Isis Wrap I mentioned in my last post. I'm using Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Mulled Wine and I love how it's turning out. It's actually much softer than I thought it was at first (not as soft as Merino Style, mind you, but soft). Note the rubberband stitch markers on the needles. Well, I was using only two markers, one at the beginning and one at the end. There is a lot of increasing in this sweater as it's worked from the bottom to the neck with the sleeves included. Every time I increased by enough stitches (eight in this case) for the pattern to continue in the increase stitches, I would move the markers. I missed a stitch somewhere or added an extra yo or something. I seem to do things like that a lot, but usually I can figure it out. This, however, was not one of those times, so I had to rip out about eight rows (between about 150 and 191 stitches each). And I put in a few more stitch markers, just to be on the safe side.


Blogger Pugknits said...

pinks, blues and purples as i scroll down your blog. no wonder you liked that merino. :)*G*

you've got a thing for the most complicated knit stiches that i wouldn't even wanna think about. Very nice! :)

4:59 PM  
Blogger Stasia said...

Eeek, sorry about the rip-back, but it looks like you are doing an awesome job! That color is wonderful!

8:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok - here's my theory on Christmas presents. You decide to knit something for Christmas - just don't specify WHICH Christmas. After all, it comes around once a year, and if you don't get it done this Christmas - there's always the next. No stress! Of course, unless it's a sweater for a child, in which case they'll outgrow it. Glad you like Wool of the Andes - I need to give it a try, but I keep buying Alpaca Cloud! Dorothy (Missouri Star)

9:32 AM  
Blogger Debi said...

Hello my lacemaking doppleganger :)

Your Isis wrap is lovely as is all your lace!

The concensus on my yarn for the Forest Path was a thumbs up so you'll see a swatch soon!

7:34 PM  
Anonymous Teresa C said...

Ooooh, that is lovely. I looked back at your Victoria Tank, don't you love it? I wear mine (both of them) every time I get a chance.

8:51 AM  
Blogger claudia said...

Well my dear, I'm all about knitting for moi. Hand knit presents? Nah. Go with gift certificates, knit for YOU.


4:47 PM  

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