Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Knitting content

I know! You’d think there’d be something else I’d want to complain blog about. Well there is this:

This is Liesl by Ysolda Teague. After quite a few false starts, I finally was able to get through the increase section. Then, when I got to the rows with no increases, I had issues counting to 8. Well 4 actually because it is 4 of one thing, then 4 of another. I can’t tell you how many times I had to reverse knit. I still need to weave in the ends and block it to within an inch of it's life, but so far I'm really happy with it.

I’m using Rowan Calmer, which is the second time I’ve used it. I made Soliel with it and it was wonderful to knit with. The only problem with Soliel was that I didn’t listen to my inner body image monitor and make it a little longer than called for. So I’ve only worn it once, and I’m waiting for inspiration to strike to figure out how to lengthen it since it has a lace pattern at the bottom.

I actually see another Liesl in my future. I shrunk a white cotton lace cardi I had for years so I need to replace it. For some reason Cotton Ease is calling my name. Especially since I’ll be making it in white and washing is a necessity. I tend mess up white very easily. Well, every other light color too.

I can't wait to wear it. I'm hoping the weather will be nice this weekend so I can block and leave the windows opened so it will dry well.


Roberta Lipp said...


Bezzie said...

yay Leisl! You're doing nothing to stop me from wanting to knit this though.

Don't worry, my Soleil sucked. But it was more my poor stockinette skills. Yikes.

KathyInStitches said...

Great color- snazzy style!

fishcyknitter said...

Great job there little missy. Big hugs headed your way from Texas.