Friday, July 08, 2005

FINALLY making headway

i was so excited to get going on this, and then one thing after another happened, and i kept getting delayed. but now, finally, i am cooking with gas, and i LOVE it! i am using a hand spun yarn, which is a nightmare, as i keep hitting knots in the yarn where i have to stop, cut the yarn, and restring all those beads over and over again--YUCK. but i think it's coming out pretty well, in spite of a few technical difficulties. i have about an inch more knitted than what you see here. sorry the picture isn't better--i took it with my phone.

as you see, i am getting a little help from my friend here. with fergus's assistance, i am hoping to get through most of this top over the weekend. :) the truth is, fergus is a great cat who mostly just sits on my lap when i am knitting, but he is a major needle thief! what kind of cat is not interested in yarn but wants the needles instead? the mind boggles.

more and better pictures to come, i promise!


At 4:49 PM, Blogger PnP said...

Wow, it looks terrific! Im still in the "im too scared by the pattern to get started" stage. Im a pretty new knitter and really want to get going but the picot cast on is getting in my way. I can't wait to see your done! What kind of phone do you have, the camera is terrific!

At 9:26 AM, Blogger jackie said...

hi PnP! fear not--this pattern is easier than it looks! notice that i skipped the picot cast on--i was not brave enough for that either. plus i am making a top rather than a dress, so i decided i could get away with something simpler. i have been knitting less than a year, however, and i am not finding this pattern as hard as i thought i would. i think the key is to go slow, and not to be afraid to go invade the LYS for help. people are always glad to help if you get stuck! good luck with yours!

oh, and the phone is a treo650--i absolutely love this phone!!! :)

At 4:23 PM, Blogger PnP said...

Thanks for the info! I think I just have to decide to do it and get going. I can always add the trim to the edging after im done, right?

:-) I can't wait to see yours done!



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