Thursday, January 03, 2008

Off to a good start

There is nothing like a little time off work to get one back into the knitting is there? After finishing up a few smaller projects, I'm back to working on Elizabeth Bennet (from the book Fitted Knits) now. As you can see she is coming along quite well.

The last time I worked on Elizabeth was way back last year... November 11th to be exact. That's over a month's vacation from this knit. I'm not even really sure why. I had finished the stockinette stitch part of the sweater and was just ready to start the cables. This should have been the fun part?! Regardless, for whatever reason, I let it sit until the holiday vacation and my escape from work madness.

When I began I had to rediscover how the chart worked, but then was off and running (wow... how many cliches can I get into one post?). That is until I got to about row 20 of the chart... I still don't know if it was me or the pattern, but one of the two had a mistake in it. After emailing several people on ravelry, I forged ahead, did a bit of improvisation, and was back on track. Patterns really are just suggestions after all, arent' they!!

As of last night, the body is finished with the exception of sewing on buttons. I've selected out little pearl-like buttons (you can see one on the left top button band in the picture). While the button bands came out nicely, I'm not sure I'm going to like where the buttons are placed. I'll have to try it out and, worse come to worse, rip and reknit the button hole side.

So far, so good with this project. As long as the swatch didn't lie and the yarn with grow a bit with a bath, the sweater should be good to go.

Sleeves here I come!


a friend to knit with said...

i love this! look forward to seeing your finished elizabeth!

Bobbi said...

Oh I love this! I've been wanting to make it since I first saw it! I can't wait to hear what you think of it and how it fits!

Anonymous said...

Really looking forward to seing this! There aren't many on Ravelry to drool over either. Great yarn choice.