Argyle Vest-Along!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Deep V Argyle Back Support Belt

After I finished all the hip increases, I thought "that still looks kinda small"....but I kept on anyway... today I finally let the logical part of my brain win, and I took it off my circulars & onto a scrap piece of yarn to try it on. Then, I re-measured my gauge & found that I am kinda way,way off. I'm using Knitpicks Merino Style.

My question is this - to those who have used this wool - how much can you stretch 'er out during blocking? Should I save myself some disappointment & start over, this time really making sure I've got the right gauge? I'm also considering doing some major 'big girl' overhauling of the pattern & figuring out how to add another of the argyle repeats to give some more width? Or, I could be the best friend in the world & continue knitting this one for a smaller friend of mine.

Any insight?

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Just in time for summer!

A super-thick, hot, wool vest!

I don't know about the rest of you that used KnitPicks Merino Style, but I'm wishing I'd used a sport-weight merino. The gauge for Merino Style is clearly so much bigger than what Eunny called for in her pattern (Eunny, are you sure you didn't use a sport weight??). Love the pattern, love the look, not so happy with my FO. The fabric is wonderfully solid and firm, but the areas where the steeks are folded is so lumpy!

If I come across some great sport-weight merino for a super-low price, I may make this sweater again as it's a great, modern design which totally goes with my wardrobe. But this FO my friends, will most likely not make it out into public. I'm looking forward to seeing how all the other Merino-Style-er's fare with their sweaters!

Sunday, June 11, 2006

It Happened

Yup, I ran out of yarn. As you can tell from the extremely sad face I'm making, I'm not taking this setback very well. I guess I have no choice but to do another Knitpicks order to get another ball of Merino Style in Storm. I can deal with the delay if that means I can stick a little sock yarn in my shopping cart too...

Friday, June 09, 2006

Is there anyone else still out there?

Cause I'm still here! I just cut my steeks so I should be done in no time.

I'm worried that I'm going to run out of yarn for the neck, but I'm going to cross that bridge when I come to it. Cross your fingers for me!