March 31, 2005

Little to report

I haven’t finished any more pieces of the Tintin sweater, and I have no pictures of the sleeves in progress, because Mark has the camera. But I’m getting near the cap shaping on them, and since I’m doing both sleeves at once, that means I’m actually pretty close to being ready to cast on for the back. The big question will be whether I have enough yarn for the back, or whether I need to put another picture on it. I’d rather not, even though I had fun with the intarsia on the front — I’d have to chart another picture, and it would slow me down.

Of course, I don’t really know what I’m going to do next; I think I want to use up some more of the silk I bought last year, but I don’t know what to make out of it — there’s not really enough of any one colour for anything big, so do I make some sort of tank or short-sleeved top from one colour, or do something multicoloured? And if the second, what? I’ve got 721 yards of the blue, 618 yards of the grey, and 850 yards of the purple. It knits up to an aran weight, somewhere around 4-4.5 sts/”. Any ideas? I’d like another useful, fairly classic garment to add to my wardrobe.

And thanks, everyone, for the very gratifying compliments on the Tintin picture. I’m very pleased with it — and I can’t wait to see my husband wearing it! It’ll be priceless.

Posted by Aven at March 31, 2005 01:48 PM

Having been a “lurker” for awhile… I speak! First of all-WOW! what an amazing box of silk! And I would recommend something from “Simply Knit 3” called Santa Fe. Go and see it here- Good luck!

Posted by: Deb at March 31, 2005 07:06 PM

I think a multi-colored tank or short sleeve sweater would be very cute.

Posted by: Rebekah at April 1, 2005 10:59 AM

Your Tintin is fantastic! When I was in Brussells I so wanted a Tintin sweater but they were so out of my price range! I think I just added another project to the never ending to do list. I can’t wait to see it finished. Great work!

Posted by: Ande at April 2, 2005 12:20 PM