Sunday, January 15, 2006

Knitting, Blocking, Done

It's been a very succesful weekend for item output. Finishing and chocolate fondue are actually a perfect combination, lots of satisfaction and a little sugar high never hurt anybody. The key is 2 separate areas - 1 with food, and 1 with comfy couches.

Wool Peddler's has gotten the least attention so far but I have expanded the garter section by 20 rows and to balance it's increased depth I will need 8-10 lace pattern repeats instead of the original 6.

I finished sewing up Jojo, it's such a cute little jacket and I'm glad I spent the extra time on careful finishing. It still needs blocking and it's buttons but it's soaking now.

The big news is Double Crossing Diamonds is done, done, done! The Flame's very pleased, headless, but pleased.

Project specs: Double Crossing Diamonds by Tara Jon Manning

Original yarn : Cascade Sierra (1100g)
Flame's yarn : Almedahls Extra (950g)

Needles : 3.75 and 4.5mm addis.

Started : November 2005
Finished : January 15, 2006


Blogger hollyo said...

Even headless, the Flame looks dashing in his new sweater! Gorgeous work, especially for having been done secretly for most of the project.

5:50 PM  
Anonymous megan said...

wow! the Flame's sweater looks fantastic!

6:43 PM  
Blogger jenknits said...

Wow, you saved a lot of yarn by not putting in those bobbles! The Flame looks stunning, even headless. What great fit. Congratulations!

9:55 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

Wow, Double Crossing Diamonds looks fabulous. Given the size of this sweater, I think that it should count for two FOs.

12:43 PM  
Anonymous Lo said...

The flame is one fortunate guy. The sweater is perfect -- comfortable and stylish.

5:08 PM  
Anonymous Kerry said...

Love the sweater! He's lucky to have you!!

6:40 PM  
Blogger CarolineF said...

Wow you got that sweater done so fast! I didn't realize it was less than 3 months! Beautiful.

5:42 AM  
Blogger vanessa said...

whoohoo! you did it, a flame sweater that fits him perfectly :-)

4:34 PM  

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