August 05, 2004

Arms race

After rescuing the silk sweater from Tigger, who just loves it when I’m blocking, I think that it’s long and wide enough, though I still might pick up stitches around the bottom and knit a few rows downward, just to lengthen it… I’ll see. In the meantime I’m working on the first sleeve:


This weekend we’re heading up to my parents’ cottage, in Quebec, just off the Ottawa River. It’s a fair distance to go for just a couple of days, but we’re looking forward to it very much — two precious days to lie on the beach and enjoy ourselves. I think the silk sweater is getting a bit bulky to carry around, so I’ll be bringing this:


It’s the beginning of Mark’s next sweater. This one is in Paton’s Decor, an acrylic/wool mix, and I’ve used Knitware’s sweater-designing software to make the pattern — it looks pretty straightforward, so I think it will work. The stitch I’m using (close-up here) is called Ridged Rib. So far, this seems to be going much more quickly than the King Charles sweater — I have no idea why, but I’m glad.

Since we’re leaving for the cottage tomorrow, I won’t be posting again until Tuesday (not only does our cottage not have internet access, it doesn’t have electricity, running water, or phones — in fact, it’s outside any cell-phone service area!). Have a great weekend — I’m sure I will!

Posted by Aven at August 5, 2004 02:45 PM

Ha! Tigger is hilarious (love the stretched-out pic). Sounds like a relaxing weekend ahead. Have fun.

Posted by: Vicki at August 5, 2004 03:48 PM

Love, love, LOVE the pictures of Tigger!! He’s such a handsome guy, and obviously appreciates the quality of your knitting. The first pic just makes me want to go home and bury my face in Abby and Cloey’s tummies.

Posted by: chris at August 5, 2004 03:53 PM

I made a baby blanket once using the king charles brocade stitch pattern. It took forever. I think maybe because of the constant switching the yarn front & back?

Posted by: Rachel at August 6, 2004 10:59 AM