Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Selfish Knitting

Two weeks after frogging my Silk Corset Top, here is my second attempt. I wanted to make one size larger than before, but somehow when I was casting on I casted on enough extra stitches to make it two sizes bigger... I did not notice this until I finished the top diamond section... To make up for this (since there was no way in hell I wanted to cast on all those stitches again) I decided to knit the ribbed portion on size 5 needles instead of size 6...So far, so good!I love this pattern, the yarn (Knit Picks Shine Worsted) everything about it! I cannot wait to have it finished. I am down to the mini cable portion (chart D). I must admit the twists gave me a bit of difficulty at first, but after printing a closeup of the twists to use as a reference it was smooth sailing! I tried it on after completing the bust decreases and asked The Gaming One what he thought....His response "I think you should stop knitting now! You look hot, baby!" Gotta love a man that appreciates knitting!
I cannot put this down, although I should be working on this...It is the Yankees baby blanket for my pregnant sister. Her baby shower is in two weeks, you would think I would be knitting this and only this, but I have not even charted the NY yet...I guess I will be wrapping this one still on the needles! Hey, the baby is not due until August, so I really do have a bit of time. Although I would like to have a bit more of it finished before her shower so I do not look like such a slack ass...after all, she has been pregnant for seven months now...sheesh

5 comments:

Yarn It said...

OMG - the corset looks great! Now I think I need to make one! Love the color too. Can't wait to see the progress.

DAWN said...

I love KnitPicks shine--it is an awesome yarn to work with. Bonus, it feels great on and wears well. Looks good so far, can't wait to see it complete.

Persnickety Knitter said...

Your corset top is looking great. Good luck on finishing that baby blanket in time. ;)

jae said...

I was wondering about Shine...looks like a really cute pattern thus far.

del said...

I also want to try the Shine, I've heard so much about it.

And I really can't wait to see the blanket!! Yankees, YAY!!!