Tuesday, October 16, 2007

New starts

After finishing the Drops Jacket I really felt like making myself another cardigan or sweater. While reading through one of my favorite blogs http://seedstitch.blogspot.com/ I stumbled upon the Imogen cardigan from Perl Grey. It´s knitted in one piece and sideways, so after it's finished it will be quite a gamble if it fits or not. Scary ! I ordered it from Ebay in the color Mineral.

The back is already finished and now I have to start the sleeves . This is on size 10 needles , 6 mm. The yarn has wonderful colors of browns and greys, the picture really doesn't do it justice. !
And a joy to knit with too ! It's Aran Alpaca from Fleece Artist, a wool/alpaca blend and very soft. The stripes will be showing sideways.

Right now I have a lot of time to knit. Forced knitting time really, because I have to sit a lot due to a injury on my leg. I tore a muscle in my calf and walking is quite painful at the moment. How this happened ? Nothing spectacular, just a little step backwards and auch ! So while I sit and knit the rest of the family has to take over some of my tasks, like doing the groceries and cleaning the house a bit. I love to see others work don't you ? No, I'm not a slavedriver, really I'm not !

And what about this ? Oh, it's nothing, really, just another little cardigan I started too.

It´s Brier from Rowan Magazine nr. 36 in Rowan Yorkshire Tweed 4-ply in Slate and Dale of Norway Baby Ull in Black held together. The back is knitted in two halves and sewn together later with the seams facing. The back is ready and the left front is on the needles now.

Told you I had lots of knitting time right now !


I was tagged for a book meme by Wanda from http://fiberjoy.wordpress.com/

1. Hardcover or paperback, and why ? Hardcover books are my favorite, they tend to stay neater, no floppy ears and such things.

2. If I were to own a book shop , I would call it....I really have no idea, but I love those old English bookshops, so it would definitely look like one of those.

3. My favorite quote from a book ( mention the title ) is... This is a quote from Deepak Chopra that really appeals to me : A man's goodness is truly measured by what he is, not what he does.

4. The author ( alive or deceased ) I would love to have lunch with would be... Stephanie Pearl-McPhee aka The Yarn Harlot. I really love her sense of humor AND she could teach me something about knitting too ! I recently bought her book Knitting Rules , very funny.

5. If I was going to a deserted island and could only bring one book, except for the SAS survvival guide, it would be... It's not really a book, but I would bring my little album where a lot of people,who I loved and have now passed away, have written a little poem in. It's from my childhood and very, very dear to me....

6. I would love someone to invent a bookish gadget that... would hold up the book and turn the pages for me when I'm in bed , reading and tucked away under the blankets......

7. The smell of an old book reminds me of...the holidays spent with my grandmother where I visited the library almost every day. I read loads of books when I was a child.

8. If I could be the lead character in a book ( mention the title ), it would be...nobody I guess. I am perfectly happy with the life that I live.

9. The most overestimated book of all times is...probably the Da Vinci Code ?

10. I hate it when a book ...... has many errors in it, or is badly written. It also bothers me when I borrow a book from the library and it is filthy , people should ought to have some respect for books.

Danielle ( knittingmom) you are hereby tagged !


Sarah said...

I'm so sorry you hurt yourself - at least you can be comforted with lots and lots of knitting. They are lovely patterns - can't wait to see the finished product.

Get well soon!

Danielle said...

Oh gee, thanks for the tag LOL ;) I'll have to think on this one a bit before I answer! Good think I love to read.

Sorry about your poor leg, but on the up side: yeah for all that great knitting you've accomplished!!

I second the get well soon :)

Cheryl said...

Thank you for such a nice compliment! And you're right, knitting this Imogen is a bit of a gamble as to how it will fit. But this yarn really responds a lot to blocking. When I finished mine the arms were just a bit tight and I wanted it to be longer. So I soaked it and laid it out and stretched out the arms a bit (especially the upper arms). And I really stretched out the length too.

Actually, I ended up blocking it TOO long and I was disappointed, but after wearing it for a few hours it shrank back up a little and it was perfect! So it all worked out in the end!

Nancy said...

Oh, so sorry to hear you tore a muscle in your calf!

I am very curious how your Imogen will turn out. And as for the Rowan pattern, how beautiful the decreases and increases meander... I love to see those subtleties in a knitted garment...

Get well soon!

Fiberjoy said...

Isn't it annoying to be significantly hurt by something so unglamorous! Those little missteps seems to do the most damage. A torn muscle! :-( Lots of time and patience before it's fully healed.

Your desert island book sounds very precious indeed!

Take good care of that leg.