Friday, March 30, 2007

Catching up with knitting!

Lately, I am having hard time to go back to my usual knitting mood. But i still do knit, a little at time. I already started with some cotton knits with the false Spring temperatures we had here last month. I have a pattern from one of my old Amu magazines. I know I fell again tempted with the busy lacy style. This one was chosen because I really wanted to knit those leaves and bobbles. Some habits are hard to be changed! ;) It will be either a 3/4 length or short sleeves depending on my yarn allowance as usual. I often have this issue since my yarn stash is built with yarn I buy on my trips. And this lot was no exception. I am using Filatura Di Crosa Milifilli in Vanilla colour, knitted with Japanese needles size 4. I am trying to knit in smaller gauge with the hopes that this cotton top will be a perfect fit after a few wearings.

Jasmine top

This is not a complex lace pattern; however, it requires some attention to the chart. I finally got to make an enlarged pattern copy and it does good for your eyes!

I soon had to give a break on this wip because the temperatures dropped a lot past week and my mood for cotton soon swept away. It's funny how I can change my mood for knitting.

Actually the progress was slow and that meant I wasn't feeling happy in my corner. I was in need to find a quick, no brain type of work. With that in my mind, I found a perfect project. A stole kit I had bought in Hokkaido. Using mohair yarn and this sort of novelty metallic thread combined together. It progressed so fast, look at this,


ruby & topaz stole in progress
I started this past Friday evening and this photo was taken on Monday. Just the perfect project to give me a knitting boost. It's all done by now but not photos of the FO yet.
And that's all for this week! Happy knitting, my friends!

12 comments:

yuvee said...

Oh, I miss your lace projects! The stole looks interesting too, I love how they wrap the yarn like big sushi!

Agnes said...

Woo! I think that lacy top is going to be a gorgeous one! It looks really good already.

Little Jezzie said...

Oh, wow...that lace top looks gorgeous...I can't wait to see how it turns out.

Cafe Knitter said...

The lace looks beautiful already... I am also more in a cotton lace kind of mood as the weather warms up. Somehow wool just doesn't seem that attractive any more when it's more than 70 degrees outside. ;P

opportunityknits said...

The lace is a pretty one, you knit lace so quickly :)
The stole is very interesting. Can't wait to see how it is worn. It looks like part of it is a tube? The colors are lovely and the metallic thread gives it subtle little dots. It looks lovelier when I clicked on the photo and got a better view!

Jan said...

I love the colors in your stole! And your lace is lovely. You knit so fast, I wish I could knit that fast! But whenever I try to go faster I seem to make mistakes especially in my lace ;)

mel said...

Wow - that sweater it beautiful! Intriguing, I can't wait to see the finished product, I bet it will be gorgeous :)

Siow Chin said...

Different projects for different moods! I like the stole, it is looking very good. I myself can't seem to pick up my moods to do anything these days...

Dipsy said...

Your lacy top is going to be so beautiful! What a gorgeous, fragile pattern this is, and the colour you chose seems to be the perfect one for it! The stole is also looking good already - you're doing such great work indeed!

Mitz said...

What a lovely lace top, is it from a japanese book?
I do need to order a few books from Japan, they seem to have so completed patterns, all details are thought throu.

Caroline said...

I always love the lace patterns you choose. And I'm glad that even an accomplished gal like you gets in the "knitting doldrums" too

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