March 25, 2005

200!

This is my 200th entry!

Just felt like that needed to be marked. Thank you.

I’ve finished the knitting for the front of the Tintin sweater and have begun the duplicate stitching of the outline. Here it is, in a moody sunlit shot:

tintinfrontnearly.jpg

I’ve woven in all the ends, which actually didn’t take as long as I thought it would. I’ve also begun the sleeves, since I don’t like duplicate stitching enough to do it for very long at a time. I’m doing both sleeves at the same time; normally I find it too clumsy to work with two balls of yarn at once, but after working with 6 or 7 balls at once for the intarsia, 2 balls doesn’t seem too bad. I’m a tiny bit worried that I don’t have quite enough of the blue, so I thought I’d do the back last; if I don’t think I have enough blue wool to finish it, I could always put a picture on the back as well.

Happy Easter to those celebrating it, or even eating chocolate in its honour. I’m going to be marking papers most of the weekend, but we’ll take a quick break for lambchops and mint jelly on Sunday. Also, I think I might take down the Christmas lights… that’s a spring ritual, right?

Posted by Aven at March 25, 2005 11:44 AM
Comments

You’ve done a beautiful job Aven. Your sweater looks terrifc :) I love doing intarsia..it’s interesting seeing how the picture shapes up.

Posted by: Jan at March 25, 2005 01:46 PM

The sweater is looking wonderful.

Posted by: Paula, Pandora & the boys. at March 25, 2005 04:22 PM

You just flew through that! It looks great.

Posted by: Jessica at March 25, 2005 04:48 PM

Ah, is it time already to take the Christmas lights down?? haha! :)
Sweater is looking great! Intarsia is one of my least favorite things to do! You are making it look tempting!

Posted by: sandy at March 25, 2005 07:19 PM

Just came across your blog - saw your entry on whether anyone knits in antigonish. I know it isn’t like next door or anything but my good friend stephanie is in halifax… http://www.bitsofhappy.blogspot.com
drop her a line!

Posted by: Angela Bright at March 26, 2005 03:11 PM

nevermind I saw you have a link to her already…

Posted by: Angela Bright at March 26, 2005 03:12 PM

I’m impressed by Tintin! Maybe even inspired to drag out Beastly Knits and start one of her sweaters.

If you don’t put up Christmas lights, you don’t have to take them down. One year friends brought me a Christmas tree when they realized that no, I really wasn’t going to put one up that year.

Posted by: Carrie at March 26, 2005 08:58 PM