March 29, 2009

Inbetween Time

Needing something to work on between rounds of Sock Madness, and not wanting to do anything on sock sized needles, found me surfing around Ravelry. Always dangerous!

Happened upon the Winter 2008 offerings from the Twist Collective, a fabulously photographed and put together online knitting magazine. Seriously, if you haven't had a chance to have a look, click on that link. I'll wait here until you get back.

One peek at Vivian, and I was hooked. (Or should that be needled?) Dug out both needles and yarn, and cast on. That Ysolda sure knows how to write a good pattern! Since Wednesday, I've managed to knit this much:

It's a fairly quick knit, chunky yarn on size 5 (8mm) but I have this niggling feeling that the fabric is too stiff. I'm wondering if I should cast off what I've got, and give it a good wash. I usually do worsted on 4.5 or 5, so I would have thought that chunky yarn would have needed slightly larger needles. Still, I love how the cabling looks, and the shaping on this sucker is insane! No chance of box-shaped sweater here!

And a close-up of the cabling...

With any luck, this will be done in time before the summer hits! (Remember, here in Canada, we get about a week of spring between insanely cold and insanely hot weather.)

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