Sunday, August 13, 2006

My Private KAL Update

Have been spending some time knitting my Equine Vest which is my private KAL with Cindy. As Cindy is letting me catch up with the knitting, I managed to grab time during waiting & watching Lydia's performance (she plays the cello) over the weekend in the WA Music Festival - altho' Lynette thought that I was very rude to knit during the performance but she doesn't realise that I could do both very well (watch & knit - only made 1 mistake!). Managed to finish the ribbed band (cheated a little & only knitted 18cm instead of 20cm) & now on the body doing the ever boring stocking stitch - still a long way to go to catch up with Cindy but as I am knitting in the round, the consolation is that I am doing both front & back together. So here it is .... The change from the rib to stocking stitch is creating creases (can see that in the pic) - hope all these will even out when I block the vest after knitting! Now will be the exciting portion of mindless knitting in the round & hope that will grow quickly!
Also managed to spend a little time with another project (just had to cast on this scarf!) - the pleated ribbed scarf in Orange Alpaca Kid - so bright (my 1st project in orange) & so soft. As I wanted the pleat on both ends of the scarf, I am knitting the scarf in 2 pieces at the same time & will then join the pieces together in the center. This should (hopefully) be a quick knit ! Take a look...
Just love the color & the pretty pleats at the end !

5 comments:

2paw said...

Oh, your vest looks so nice!!! I have to do extra stocking stitch as I am long in the body, but I did all the rib. You are doing both pieces at once though.
Very nice scarf!! What a good idea.

Helen said...

The music festival would of been a perfect knitting opportunity and how could you not knit along with all that lovely live music, which got the needles flying by the looks of it. The scarf looks exquisite and what a good idea to knit them both at the same time.

Sharon said...

Love the vest and the creases will block out if you want them to, as I remember knitting something years ago (can't even remember what it was anymore) that had ribbing for effect not pulling in and after a good old press with the steam iron, creases were gone :)

I love the scarf, how clever to make it so that both ends will match perfectly with that lovely pleat effect.

pinky-yin said...

the color is really really nice....may i ask where you got them from?

2paw said...

Dear Ann, I'm just abput to block the Equine Vest, give it a good spray and a steam and then start the edging!!!!!!!!