Thursday, May 01, 2008


At least as far as my knitting is concerned.  I've moved into a new realm of my knitting life.  I'm actually knitting a piece of clothing.  I know, I know, I said I would never knit clothing.  I should have lived by my own words, "Never say Never!"  But thanks to a great new knitting buddy I'm eating my words.  So as I keep saying to her it's all her fault.  The day I met her she was working on the "Perfect Periwinkle Turtleneck Tube Vest" from the book "Fitted Knits by Stephanie Japel" and I immediately fell in love with hers and had to make one for myself. Anyone who knows me knows I'm an impulsive knitter.  I get things in my head and want to cast them on and finish them as soon as possible.  And that's exactly what I did with this project.  I put down everything else I was working on and cast on.

Here's what I have done after several days of knitting and frogging and re-knitting.    I chose Berrco Comfort in a Denim Blue colorway.  The pattern was originally knit in Cascade 220, and I couldn't for the life of me imagine knitting what I perceived as a summer tank in wool.   As you can see, I shortened the neck ribbing.  A most because my neck is way to short for 5 inches of ribbing.  I frogged the front panel at least three times in as many days.  I had major problems with the "LLI" and "RLI".  And it's still not perfect, but I said what the heck.  This is my first attempt at a piece of clothing, and there is no way I can get everything right the first time.  I decided since I am fairly certain I'm going to knit this again.  This attempt will be my model.

Here are the pics I took this past weekend.  This beginning of what I will affectionately call: Ribbing Hell.  But believe it or not, I'm loving this project more and more, the more I knit on it.

Wish me luck.  I'd like to have this done by next week.  But only time will tell.


Tina said...

That looks like it is going to be a really cute sweater.

Anonymous said...

rock on with your bad self! It's going to look great!--tanya

Lil Knitter said...

I am so proud of you. I haven't grown up that much yet. lol


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Leeann said...

That looks great so far! Can't wait to see it!

gold said...

Wow that is looking great!!