Monday, March 3, 2008

Bulky is good

So Mom, While I've been keeping this chair from falling apart by holding all the rungs together, what have you been doing? - Chief

I've been knitting. Ya wanna see? - Jill

First off the Elizabeth Zimmermann February Baby Sweater. It took less than a week to make and is for a baby expected at work. The yarn is Sirdar Snuggly and was very nice to knit with.

I'm putting in snaps instead of regular buttons but will have cute little flower buttons on top of the snap so it doesn't look so Santa Claus!

Next up - the Sensational Shirttail Sweater from the Knitters magazine. This is done with Knit Picks Wool of the Andes - Bulky in Taupe. Size 10.5 needles. I started this Saturday as part of a KAL on the She-Knits group on Ravelry. It's going amazingly fast. I haven't knit on bulky yarn for a long time and all I can say is - Bulky is good. It's a great way to get instant gratification.

I finished one front piece and started the back. The middle is moss stitch and this carries thru to the mock yoke.

The band on the front is done in a way I haven't done before. One the front it's k1-sl1-k1-sl1 and on the backside you purl the slips and knit the knits to create a garter st. The end result is a thicker more defined band that doesn't roll or curl.
Time for supper and I have to get back to this quick sweater.......


limedragon :-: Harriet said...

Chief is doing a good job holding that chair together! : )

Cute baby sweater, and I love the color of your new project.

Toni said...

I don't generally knit wiyh bulky yarns either, but they are good for the mental psyche!