Monday, May 22, 2006

So done

that she's already been worn...

Not the best picture but hey, it was really windy and that was like take 7. Did I tell you my photographer is 5?

The specs~
It's the Green Gable pattern from ZephyrStyle. The yarn is Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in Wild Sage (a little less than 3 skeins) and the needles were Addi Turbos in a size 6 (Addi Naturas in a 4 for the ribbing). I used the long tail cast on which apparently was an 'alternate method' (who knew??) but my neckline is plenty stretchy, purl ridge and all. I made the body longer and did an extra row of ribbing. I made the 36 but probably could have done the 34...I did a LOT of waist shaping! If I were to do it again I'd knit a smaller size, but I am happy with the way it fits.

Would I recommend the pattern? I'm not sure. While I love the finished product, if you ask me there was some significant stuff left out...a lot of people had problems. You can read about a lot of it here. I was able to tailor mine to fit, but if I was brand new without the help of any other knitters I'm not sure it would have been such a quick and easy knit. If you're comfortable with making your own mods then go for it!

*~*I got mail!*~*

Look what I got...

It's a skein of Sweet Feet Sock Yarn from Hill Country Yarns. They put out a call for test knitters and I happily obliged! The color is Springtime and that's exactly what I thought of when I opened the package.

I plan to cast on tonight during the season finale of 24. Something simple, to showcase the colors. Maybe the Dublin Bay socks, or one of the ribbed patterns in Vintage Socks.

I still have a Madder Ribbed sock in progress as well as a Bijou scarf for my mom. The sock is on hold because I want to get going on this sweet feet!

Two weeks. Two weeks and I won't be living in this house anymore! It seems weird.

Anyway, here's a pic of my two big boys because you guys haven't seen them in a minute :o)

10 comments:

Kerry's Knits said...

Ooh, I have "completed project" envy!! Very well done!!

Trillian42 said...

Problems or no, that looks great on you! Very cute!

And look at those handsome fellas!

Lolly said...

I think it looks great! Thanks for your notes on the pattern. I have been thinking about it...

You will love the Hill Country Yarns! I am working on my second pair with that yarn, and it knits up so well.

The boys are so cute! :)

Kim said...

The sweater looks great!

And what cute boys you have!

del said...

The gable looks great (as do the kids)! And more yarn, YAY!

Lynette said...

your GG looks great on you. i think i'll start mine this weekend. thanks for pointing out the forum for GG issues.

your boys are adorable! ;)

Dipsy Doodle said...

Hi from Austria! Oh, your Green Gable is so gorgeous, you did a fantastic job with it! Congrats!
That yarn you got is so beautiful as well, I'm already curious to see what you're going to make with it! And I love the pic of the boys, they're such cuties!
Dipsy D. http://www.millharrow.com/weblog

boo said...

the sweater looks nice- but yeah i have heard there are lots of problems with it. the sock yarn looks great- what did you think about 24? did you let the kids stand in front of the white house since jack bauer made sure it wouldnt be corrupted?!? :)

Saun said...

The boys are cute.

I'm glad the GG worked out in the end.

Areli said...

Your finished Green Gable looks great! And pretty new yarn, it does look like spring.