Saturday, February 24, 2007

Back Almost Done (Hi)

Hi, I'm Al.

here's where I am on my $1.50:

I'm using recycled yarn, 100% cotton. I made each lace and section longer by a few rows to account for a difference in gauge, and I'm just about to start the shoulder shaping on the back. I stole the idea for this from Chef Messy, thanks for the idea! What my finished sweater will hopefully look like:

Also, I thought I'd make a button since I didn't see one here. Enjoy!

hot coals only

Friday, February 23, 2007

19 Cents

I have completed about 19 Cents worth of the Dollar and a Half Cardigan, and this is what it's looking like so far.

You know what I like about this pattern? It goes something like this...

Lace pattern...Wow neat! Lace pattern...Hey, this is kindof fun. Lace pattern...Meh, I'm getting sick of PSSO's and YO's. Lace pattern...Too slow, too slow, too much thinking!

Stockinette Stitch...Ah, that's better. Stockinette Stitch...Whee, look, I can knit with my eyes closed! Stockinette Stitch...Boring, boring, boring, boring. Stockinette Stitch...Maybe if I stab myself with a needle it will get more exciting.

Lace pattern...Wow neat!....

It's almost as good as that one time someone gave me a postcard with "Can you guess what is on the back of this card?" printed on both sides.

My one concern is that the stockinette sortof "bubbles" from the lace pattern. I've checked my gauge, and it seems to be holding steady for both patterns. Is anyone else knitting this? Is it doing the same thing? Is this something that will be fixed by blocking?

Friday, February 16, 2007

Welcome Knit-Alongers!

This is a Knit-Along for Veronik Avery's Dollar and a Half Cardigan, which was featured in the Spring 2007 Issue of Interweave Knits.

If you want to join the fun, shoot me an email at ChefMessy-at-gmail-dot-com.