Wednesday, July 18, 2007

BdF tank top finished!

Actually it was finished several days ago. Changes I made are minimal: shorten and widened the shoulder straps. That's all. I love this tank top just as much as the cover tank top from the same issue of BdF magazine. I will be knitting this one again. I used less than 700 yards of Silk City Bounce I bought from Elann. The only complaint I have is that the bottom edge rolls. I may need to apply a crochet edging to stabilize later.

Next is the matching cardigan, but I had to cast on for two projects. I've been thinking of knitting Annie Modesitt's Silk Corset for many months. Initially it was going to be knit with a cotton yarn, but then, I picked up Debbie Bliss Pure Silk at my LYS the other day. Gosh, it feels soooo soft! I've never knitted anything with this type of soft yet slippery yarn. As a matter of fact, I could not use my ball winder as the yarn kept on bunching at the bottom or top of the ball. I ended up winding by hand and that took me less time and frustration. There is always something new to learn. In any case, here is the table with my work in projects.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Moving right along!

I finished translating the pattern! It was not too bad. I am very much encouraged in this business of translating French patterns. The front is all ready and currently working on the back.

Here is a close up of the pretty lace pattern on the horizontal band. It will be used vertically on the gardigan sleeves. Love it!