Tuesday, May 02, 2006

On the Needles

We've been having internet issues here at Chez Kimberly. Normally, we start to believe all is well. Then, we lose all access. I'm hoping the issue is finally resolved. If not, I could be spending another day at home waiting for the technician to arrive in one of those huge time windows they give you.

In any event, I'm trying to get this entry in quickly. Therefore, I'll be making this post a short one.

I'm working on the Wonderful Wallaby. I'm enjoying it. I'm knitting the size 6 which is smaller than I thought it would be, even after I did the math.

The pictures posted today will be of the progress made about a week ago. I haven't wanted to upload any new ones since I wasn't able to post them to the blog.

Since I'm not a big fan of seaming, though I aspire to be, I love the way the pocket is knit right onto the sweater. For the next Wallaby I knit, I will be rethinking the stripe placement and thickness. I wil probablyl have the stripe placed either just below or just above the area I used this time or I'll thicken the stripe. The pocket placement covers part of the stripe and I don't think I like the look.

The conversational tone of the pattern was not a problem for me. I think, like most people, I'm used to getting specific numbers and directions. Due to fun I'm having knitting this sweater, I picked up a few more of the Cottage Creations patterns.

Hopefully, I'll eventually make the Big Sven Sveater. I'm also looking forward to the Babies and Bears Sveater/Sweater.

If you're not a fan of lots of stockinette stitches, this pattern is one you may want to skip but I find that many sweaters are endless steams of stockinette with a few increases and decreases for shaping.

My son doesn't believe the sweater will fit him, as I continue to comment that I thought it would be bigger. I'm hoping he'll get to wear it at least once. If not, he's already got a recipient in mind.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I put my Blogs on a schedule, and today is the day I drop by to see how you are doing! :)

Hopefully, next year I'll have the fund$$$ to travel to VA. and enjoy this Knitapalooza! I remember in '04, there was a "Knit-Out" here in GA. but because I had less than 30.00 I could not "enjoy" myself like I wanted to! Maybe I'll meet you next year!

Take care!

May 5, 2006 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger Maureen said...

Good to see you back in blogland. I have been thinking of you lately! Love the Wallaby! WHere is the pattern from? I should know this, but I am drawing a blank. Sounds like you had a great time at Knitapaloza!

May 6, 2006 at 7:04 AM  
Blogger Hilary said...

Hi, I'm searching for size advice on the Wallaby ... how old is your son? I have a very tall, fairly sturdy almost-4-year-old (girl) for whom I would probably buy a size 6 sweater in a store ... but if it runs small I'm thinking maybe I should make the 8. I'm trying to avoid doing the math myself ... :)

June 9, 2006 at 8:51 PM  

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