Sunday, October 08, 2006

Madeline is back !

I finally picked up the White Lies Madeline Jacket again. This is something that I really am looking forward to wearing. However, I was completely stumped when I reached the edging - the pattern made absolutely no sense to me. It was really frustrating. Eventually, I tracked down someone on the Craftster website who had posted pics of her finished Madeline a while ago. I emailed her for advice. This very nice lady (knitters always are !) had exactly the same problem with the edging but had figured it out with some help. When she explained what she had done it seemed to make a bit more sense. After a bit of practice with scrap yarn I have managed to proceed and it looks fairly ok. The rest of the pattern was quite simple and clear but I think that this problem would have caused a less experienced knitter to give up. Anyway, my plan to finish this jacket to wear to the Knit and Stitch Show at Ally Pally this week is unlikely to come off. Three more dishclothes flew off the needles while I was mulling over what to do with Madeline.

These latest three are all knitted from free patterns downloaded off the internet. I've actually started using some of these cloths - they are pretty good.
I've also started new project at work. My second Alien Illusion Scarf from Stitch 'n Bitch. The first one was a Christmas present for my nephew last year. It was such a fun scarf to make and to wear that I have been promising myself I'd make another for ages.


Brown Pants said...

The feather and fan looks lovely.

KnitYoga said...

The difficulty in understanding the edging bit with Madeline seems to be quite common from what I can gather. Glad you've sorted it as it really is a lovely jacket.