Wednesday, July 26, 2006

No, Laura, I haven't finished

As you probably know, Laura and I are knitting the Go With the Flow Tank from Inspired Cable Knits at the same time. Of course, Laura is nearly finished and will be posting photos of her tank very soon. On the other hand, here is my progress.

Yes, that's just the back. I've cast on and knit the beginning of the edging for the front, but there's still a lot to go.

For those of you interested, here is a detail shot of the cable and lace sections. Keep in mind that it isn't blocked. The color is very off in this photo; the previous photo is very true to the real color.

Of course, I haven't succeeded in convincing Laura that she needs to learn to spin as well, thus slowing down her knitting progress (although it looks like Karen has seen the light). I was a little distracted by the gorgeous Bluefaced Leicester I bought at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, mentioned in my last post.

I also have a nearly full bobbin on the Schacht and plan to spin some more this weekend. The Schacht and I had some rocky times when I bought the Joy, but I've learned to love it again. The better I become, the more I love using the Schacht. I'm not sure it was the wisest choice as a beginner, and I had a lot of frustrations with it, but I am growing into it and learning how wonderful it can be.

Currently, my knitting list is as follows:
- Print O' The Wave (working on the border)
- Cable and Rib Socks from IK (nearly finished with the second sock)
- Go With the Flow Tank (beginning front)

All of these, and the Child's First Socks from Vintage Knitting, should be finished by Labor Day. It shouldn't be a problem, unless I get bored and start something new.

I've also been contemplating my holiday knitting list. There are a few pairs of socks on there, plus a fair isle vest or sweater (depending on how much yarn I have), and maybe a felted bag or two. Considering all the other things I want to knit this fall, it's time to start thinking about these projects.


LaBean said...

We Must..We Must.. We Must get Laura to spinning! :D But seriously, just do what your heart and hands call to. Kiri has been neglected for spinning(you KNOW I had to dig into that gorgeous blue merino--but only to test it!), and I'll probably not get into Pico til NEXT Spring, but hey, I'm having a ball here! GWTF is looking good!

Kaitie Tee said...

It looks fantastic so far!

zibibbo said...

Lovely work both the spin and knit!

And yes, I do second that. Must get Laura spinning as well!

Susann said...

Very lovely, the colour and the knitting. I'm really fascinated by the thought of combining lace and cables.

the kitchener bitch said...

Both the sweater and the spinning are splendid. Nice job!

Laura said...

what the heck! Here I am, minding my own business and everyone gangs up on me!


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Trillian42 said...

That's a gorgeous pattern! And I love the color you are using!!

Sarah said...

Nice ply work!

But even nicer cables! That is going to be a lovely top. Laura's is great, can't wait to see yours on too!

OldLadyPenPal said...

alerievay = valerie.

i'm so smart. ;)

spinndiva said...

it looks great! can't wait to see it done!