January 26, 2004


One of the reasons that I didn't start a weblog earlier is that I wanted to be able to include photos; what's a knitting blog without pictures, after all? So I had to wait until we got a digital camera, since I knew there was no way I would have the patience to use our ancient scanner. So here goes my first attempt at including pictures. I currently have two works in progress. The first is a sweater-coat for myself using Bulky Lopi, yarn which was most generously donated to me by my aunt Marie. She wasn't enjoying knitting with it, so she most kindly gave it to me, and happily started a new project instead. I take a sort of guilty pleasure in the sheer volume of this yarn - it's so huge that the knitting just flies along, and the colours and texture are quite pretty in the end, I think. So far I've finished the back: reindeer1.jpg and the left front. Here's the beginning of the right front: reindeer3.jpg and a close-up of the reindeer. I can't quite decide if I find the reindeer charming or cheesy, but I think I'll go for charming for now. The second is a Icelandic-style sweater for my husband, worked in Lett Lopi, in shades of grey. This is actually the same pattern as a previous Lopi sweater I made for him (documented here), which he likes very much. He wanted one in a different colourway, though, and couldn't find another Lett Lopi pattern that he liked, so we just picked a few shades of grey and I'm doing it again. I made the previous sweater quite a while ago, so I'm interested to see if it comes out any differently now that I have a few more years of knitting experience under my belt. Anyway, I'm only a few centimetres past the bottom patterned band, as you can see: lettlopi.jpg Here's another shot of it, with gratuitous use of cat. I'm not quite sure how I ended up working on two Lopi projects at once, but given the weather we've been having here, it seems appropriate. I'm hoping to be finished the sweater-coat fairly soon (I only started it 6 days ago, after all), so that I can wear it. Maybe the reindeer will help me get around in all the snow... I think I'll leave it at that for now. I've got a fair amount of tinkering to do on the blog, and I want to work out some organised way to keep track of my projects here. For now my FO's are still on my old, disorganised page here, which I hope to turn into a better gallery at some point. G'night! Posted by Aven at January 26, 2004 11:14 PM

Do I get a hand modelling credit…

Posted by: Mark at January 27, 2004 12:07 AM

Aven! Here you are! Yay!

I like the reindeer, actually, but then I might not be the best person to call on for discerning the difference between charming and cheesy….

Posted by: Anne at January 27, 2004 05:53 AM