Prosperous Plum…and…pics…April 17, 2007
First, I am madly knitting the Prosperous Plum tank. It is knitted in cotton-ease in violet. I am knitting a small as it will be the sample that I will be teaching in my classes. It has a provisional cast on, picot hem, lace and cable knitting, shaping…basically lots of things I can teach on. I rarely actually get to teach the projects that I plan out, so hopefully this will be one of those times as this is really one of the funnest projects I have done in a long, long time.
Seriously, the chart is really interesting. It is easy to remember and is really working up fast. Of course, I am knitting the small (rarely get to do that) but it is still a fun knit.
I casted on for this on Saturday. As of tonight, this is where I am at.
There is this cool asymmetrical-ness, yet oddly symmetrical that this top has.
I need to be finished with it before Saturday and at my current pace I think that is possible.
I started out using size 5 needles for the picot hem, then switched to size 7. However, as I got a few inches up, I realized my gauge was off and so I dropped down to a size 6 and am getting the 19 st/4 inch gauge. It actually worked out good doing it this way since the hip part is a little bit wider than when it decreases into the waist, so the change in gauge isn’t noticeable in a bad way.
Once I get my class knitting out of the way, I hopefully will have more knit/crochet time for myself again for the next few months. I love my classes, but the prep for them is very time consuming.
I did do a little bit more knitting on my sock (not shown.) I am almost at the toe decreases.
Here is a picture of my dad’s sweater:
Sorry dad…it is hard to wear this way, I know. I don’t have the back to block this as I would have to pin it to my floor. I am sort of waiting for Tony to help me. I swear I will finish this soon…luckily it is still cold and rainy where you live even in the summer.
Speaking of rain. This was Saturday:
And lastly, as if there are not enough pictures on this post, a picture Sierra drew. Her teacher suggested in a report card that Sierra needed to color better within the lines. Seriously…something is wrong with her teacher. Isn’t coloring outside of the lines better?
She has Tony’s artistic ability. I NEVER colored like this in kindergarten.