Oct 15, 2009

Ready To Go

Before I say anything else I should mention that these pictures were all taken by Stinkerbelle. She insisted and we had a blast of a photo shoot on Monday. I think she was just tickled to be playing with my Nikon.

Here's my Rhinebeck sweater - the Vine Yoke Cardi by Ysolda Teague. I knit it with less than 2 skeins of Miss Babs Yowza Whatta Skeins in Cadet Blue. Yowza is right. I really love the yarn and I'd knit with it again anytime. this is a really good thing because I still have about a skein and a half of it. Sounds like another sweater to me but I have to decise on a lucky recipient first.


I loved this pattern at first sight and I still love it but it gave me fits. The revised version arrived as I was working across the back and it would've been so much easier if it had arrived just a bit sooner. It really does clear up a lot of stuff and it would've saved me a lot of worry.

Most of this knit moved along with nothing worse than periodic pit stops to decipher the pattern but as I started the second sleeve, I looked back at the first one for reference and flipped way. the. hell. out! Stitches had started to become unraveled. Much cursing ensued before I calmly (Hah!) put the problem stitches on a holder and went on my merry way - vowing to think about it later.

Later turned out to be this past Saturday when I drove like a crazy woman to my LYS and started yammering a mile a minute (no doubt the NewYawka in me coming out) about the problem I had to fix. Thankfully Denise talked me down from the roof and walked me through it. Really I just needed to talk it through and have someone who knows knitty stuff there while I made the repair I'd already arrived at. In the end we decided that I'd probably gained stitches when I did the button holes which threw things off but... I fixed my error by hiding the evidence and it all came out fine in the blocking. Yay!


So if you see me at Rhinebeck this weekend I'll probably look like this. And if I don't say hello it's because I'm a ridiculous dork - not because I don't like you. I'm just weird like that.


margene said...

You'll be warm and beautiful. What a color!!

Sarah said...

The sweater is fabulous! Safe travels and have fun!

Carole Knits said...

The sweater looks wonderful. Sounds like you'll have to wear a raincoat over it, though. See you soon!

Allison said...

Lovely sweater- beautiful blue. Have a great time at the fest!

JessaLu said...

Lovely sweater!! I'm sorry you didn't get to show it off more at the fest :o( That is a beautiful color on you!