Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Cupcake and finished Hourglass !


After a busy weekend, I am pleased to report another two finished knits. Firstly the Hourglass Sweater is now ready to wear. I finished it on Sunday night and will be wearing it lots before the weather warms up - I love it ! I had read quite a lot about the neckline being too wide on this sweater. Bearing this in mind I did an extra decrease row. It is still quite wide and I would probably do a few more decreases on any future attempts at this sweater. I will definitely make this again - perhaps in a lighter yarn. The Noro Kuruyon makes a very warm, firm fabric and I would like to see this style in something a bit softer. Noro Silk Garden might be nice. The colours are great. What do you think ?

Leigh Radford's "One Skein" is proving to be a real source of inspiration. Small, quick projects that can be finished in an evening are very satisfying. Last night I knitted up one of the cute little cupcakes out of scrap yarn. I like it a lot and so does little Millie. She wants a whole plateful of them to play with. This could be arranged. Great for using up small scraps. I plan to cast on for the silk sleeves today using Rowan Kidsilk Haze as suggested in the pattern. This will be the first time that I have made three projects from the same book. There are plenty more that I'd really like to make as well. This book is just excellent. The One Skein Knitalong is really fun too. Check it out for a whole bunch of really great cupcakes.

4 comments:

Jenifer said...

Oh ... I love your finished Hourglass, too. Love that Kureyon!!! (I'm a complete Noro ho.) You should post it at the Hourglass knitalong. :)

Lizzy said...

I tried to join the Hourglass KAL but didn't get a reply. I was dying to show it off ! I am really pleased with it - looks pretty good on. It is my first big project with Noro Kureyon and I love that yarn too. It just stays interesting, even on big stretches of stocking stitch. It's really nice to get some feedback on my work - thanks !

Frankie said...

I love the jumper

The Bear said...

I am loving the neck line on this jumper it looks fantastic you are an amazing knitter, you should be very proud thank you for the great reading and good tips for when I start an hour glass project.