April 21, 2005

Another FO

This one seemed to go very quickly indeed. Here’s the silk top-down raglan, picture by Dani at Lettuce Knit last night:


There’s another picture that shows the top better, but I look like even more of a crazed woman in it, so I’ve cropped it to show just the top itself.

I finished it Tuesday night and washed it; yesterday I was drying it on top of a box fan to try to get it dry in time to wear to the SnB. It relaxed a bit with washing, so it’s not too tight. I’m very happy with how it turned out, actually. I think I’ll be wearing it alot. As always, details are in the sidebar.

I still have more of the silk, but I’ll get back to that later. For now, I’ve got complicated plans for designing a felted vest — but I’ll talk about that more in the next entry. For now, thank you again for all the nice things you all said about the Tintin sweater. Mark says thanks too!

Posted by Aven at April 21, 2005 10:14 AM

It looks great! I love the striping design.

Posted by: Lauren at April 21, 2005 10:45 AM

That really did knit up quick, and it’s very, very nice. I love the stripey details and the shape, and the neckline, impressive!

Posted by: Rebekah at April 21, 2005 12:00 PM

It’s beautiful!

Posted by: monica at April 21, 2005 12:20 PM

Looks even better in person! :)

Posted by: Dani at April 21, 2005 12:44 PM

Beautiful and I’ll bet it’s soft too. You sure do knit fast!

Posted by: Elizabeth at April 21, 2005 01:17 PM

Nice work, looks great on you. I’m going to come to LK one of these Wednesdays really soon.

Posted by: Steph at April 21, 2005 03:02 PM

Aven, do you think you can help me design a cardigan?

Posted by: Maria at April 22, 2005 10:37 AM

Tintin turned out great :) so glad you had enough yarn to finish it..Dh looks terrific in it and deserves a nice cold drink after the modelling experience :) The turino silk is excellent and gorgeous. You sure are fast :) Can’t wait to see what’s up next; your projects are always very creative. I love how you put the needle size with the type of wool you used. I tried swatching my peruvian with your gauge but had to go down to 3 mm for the rib and 3 3/4 mm for the body..which is working out terrific for me..hopefully but the recipient still has to try it on for size :) Lovely projects

Posted by: jan at April 22, 2005 10:39 AM

Another one down baby! Looks great…

Posted by: Lisa at April 22, 2005 12:59 PM

wow! did you use motorised needles to knit that up! so quick and such a fantastic sweater on you. big round of applause!

Posted by: jacqueline at April 22, 2005 06:12 PM

Looks great! I love the stripes.

Posted by: Katie at April 23, 2005 11:11 AM

The stripes look terrific and the fit, too!

Posted by: Norma at April 23, 2005 10:03 PM

That really suits you, the stripes are very flattering. Great job!

Posted by: Julie at April 24, 2005 03:10 AM

Looks fantastic on you! Perfect fit.

Posted by: Cassie at April 24, 2005 12:57 PM

very nice… hope you wear it to snb again sometime soon - i’d be interested to see it in person.

Posted by: jae at April 24, 2005 09:44 PM