Thursday, November 08, 2007

"Take me back.......


Josephine, to that cold and dark December..." Here it is, a finished Josephine. The pattern came from Interweave Knits Summer 2007. I substituted GGH Scarlett for the Karabella yarn they recommended, and was able to get gauge by going from a US size 5 to a US size 3 (!). No problem with drape, however, and I must say I love how this turned out. Too bad I made a Summer top as we are heading into Winter. But I thoroughly enjoyed this knit. The only modification I made was adding onto the cap sleeves; I did two extra rows before starting the short rows, then a total of four extra short rows.
Now on to Christmas gift knitting: I also finished the Elsebeth Lavold vest I was doing for my Dad, I'll post a photo asap. Unfortunately it means that now I'll be heading into scarf-land, which I confess that I loathe. What is it about making a long rectangle that makes my eyes cross? Even when there is a fun stitch pattern, I get to about six inches and then it feels like an unending marathon. Yet I think it still beats second-sock syndrome............

2 comments:

Saltwater purls said...

Wow Josephine looks great! Congrats on the great FO

Anonymous said...

Thiis is beautiful! I love the color, design and shape. I need to think about knitting some pretty tops for when the warmer weather comes.

Eilene
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