Samus Cardigan Knitalong

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Finally Samus

Samus has been finished for a week now. I am lacking in photography skills. It could be the color of this yarn. I gave up, toss and click.
I am really happy with this sweater. It is a very well written pattern. Thank you Brynne for sharing your design. I just love the cable detail. My sister will be the lucky recipient, she will love it. This pattern has found a home in my Favorite Binder waiting to be knit again. I want one too!
Thank you all for your input along the way. I was able to use many of the hints and suggestions.
Hope everyone else is pleased with their sweater also.

Almost Done....

I'm in the home stretch!!! Forgive the bad lighting and photo in general, but here is actual proof I am down to the edging. It is slow going, each sleeve cuff took 30-45 minutes, and the sheer length of the edging on the rest of the body is multiplying that time by ALOT. But I have a lot of time On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights at work to hopefully finish up entirely so it can be worn at my family Christmas Saturday. Cross your fingers for me! Here are a couple more close-ups just to help fill out the sparse content around here lately.

Next up - the zipper. Heaven help me. lol

Monday, December 12, 2005

Finally getting back to it!

I finally finished the never-ending-blanket for my parent's Christmas gift (12 months, 24 skeins, 359,000 stitches.....)
So, I had to fly to Long Island & back yesterday, about an hour flight, and I took the waistband braid that i'd done 2 repeats on. But I found a mistake, ripped back about 10 rows, then when I'd redone those, I realized I'd started on the wrong row! Another trip to the frog pond, much confusion and when we'd landed, all I'd done was get those 10 rows right, plus maybe 10 more!
Oh, well, at least I'm back to working on it!

Saturday, December 10, 2005

First sleeve

I finished the body of Samus last night, and went to a meeting of North GA Stitch and Bitch this morning, where I finished the braid section for the first sleeve. At least the stockinette is not as daunting now.

Monday, December 05, 2005

At last! it's done

At last! it's done
Originally uploaded by Sophie_vf.
Hi all! I am finally jumping in on the knitalong now that I have finished the waistband and am ready to pick up stitches. This is in Paton's Classic Merino, Rich Red. I've never used this yarn before, and so far it's OK, but it's not love at first knit. Still, I'm happy with the way it came out with the cables. It was also springy enough that cabling without cable needles was relatively easy. That said, I did have to work through some cable and gauge issues since the change in technique changed the gauge. All is well now - downsizing the needle to a 7 seemed to fix it.

Now to block and pick up stitches. This will be great TV knitting now that miles of stockinette lie before me :)

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Machine or Hand Sew the Zipper?

I finished the I cord. It took two attempts to find the correct method. The sleeves are calling me, I am ignoring them. Looking for input as to what you found worked best for the zipper. It would be faster to machine sew but curious as to what everyone else found for the best result. Thanks for your input.

Friday, December 02, 2005

I actually worked on Samus

Well, after a long hiatus, I have made it to the right front shaping for Samus. Love those Clover extra large stitch holders. I thought I would never make it through all that stockinette, but it seemed to go faster than I thought it would.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Not Finished Yet

I am finally working on the I Cord!!! I am avoiding inserting the sleeves which is my least favorite part of knitting a sweater. I should have forced myself to do that first.
I have been admiring all the wonderful finished and unfinished sweaters and feeling guilty mine is not done yet. I have finished other projects for Christmas presents while this one sits waiting patiently in my basket.
I have decided to give this sweater to my sister for Christmas. This way it will get finished in time.