Sunday, January 29, 2006

the sun is shining for a change so here's my picovoli progress as of saturday am...


well i decided to rip out the armholes that i didn't like, then used my own adaptation of the directions and used a smaller needle, it was a nice tight fit alright but the yarn was already so stretched out from ripping that it still looked like crap and the arm holes were too tight anyway so i ripped again and started over at the point where the cast off for the arms was and it worked much better, especially since i followed the directions! NOW my stiches look wierd and wonky where i picked up but upon closer look the stitches are not twisted so i am leaving them and thinking they'll smooth out in the wash and block or i'll take an iron to it...that's my story and i'm sticking to it! i still like the burnished clay , it looks great with a pair of jeans! i'm off to a birth day party today but next sunday i'm invited to the daughter's superbowl party which i will not be watching as i'm no football fan and only a steelers fan when i get to say "pittsburgh's going to the superbowl...here we go!!!" so i'll be hosting a knitting party for two in another room and the grandaughter and i will be knitting our way through the superbowl unless i decide to play with the 3 year old instead! i'm inspired by everyones finished picovoli's so this is my main focus but why am i working on a spring sweater now instead of the pretty vouge gypsy lace top long sleeve sweater i started prior to this? must be the power of the sexy knitters!!!

4 comments:

Nancy said...

I love that color you chose :)

JustApril said...

It really is a cool color! I'm glad you finally got the sleeves the way you like them! =) It is frustrating to have to rip and re-rip the same thing more than once. Looks like you're on a roll now, we'll probalbly both finish around the same time! (=P

knitncycle said...

I really like that color and have toying with the idea of picking up a few skeins of it. The underarm was frustrating to me too! Looks like you've done a beautiful job and the ripping was worth it!

Nessie Noodle said...

This is a really beautiful color and the picture! wow great shot.