Sunday, February 21, 2010

Wicked Progress

There's been a lot going on around here these days, including some knitting. I'm so close to being finished with this sweater and I'm super excited about it. This has been a very quick, very enjoyable knit. I love how it is knit so I can try it on as I go. I added about three inches to the length and plan to repeat the neck crossover pattern at the bottom instead of the seed stitch hem called for in the pattern. This seems to be a common modification made by many people on Ravelry that have knit this sweater. I love this so much that I think i'm going to make another one. Next one will be long sleeved and a bigger size. This is a cute fitted knit and I want another long sleeved, slightly baggy version. Hoping to get this finished up today.

I'm really happy with how this dye job came out. So far I can't see any difference in the different skeins. For this sweater I fingerpainted four skeins of worsted in purples and then did a grey immersion dye over top to darken it up a bit. I'm super pleased with how even I was able to get this yarn.

Stayed tuned for some news/updates regarding my plans for Rocket Yarn...