Sunday, January 13, 2013

4 Days until Vogue Knitting

I took a break from watching the Golden Globes to quickly try on my sweater. I really hope the adjustments I made in my head agreed with what my hands made. I had to recalculate the sleeve decrease to account for the row gauge of 26 sts/4 in as opposed to the suggested gauge of 20 sts/ 4 in.

Looks like it worked! 4 more days to go.

Friday, January 11, 2013

7 days until Vogue Knitting.

It's official! I'm in! I received my badge and my class agenda. Woot woot!

As for the Lemongrass sweater, I am happy to say that I am making progress. I completed the edging around the front, then immediately picked up 206 stitches around the back piece for the back edging. The sleeves will be picked up next, then the turtleneck will be worked.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

8 Days until Vogue Knitting Live

I am making progress on my Lemongrass Sweater. I finished the back flap, and I picked up 206 stitches for the ribbing front. All that's left to do is the ribbed edge for the front and back, sleeves, and turtleneck. I really think this will actually get done on time.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

9 Days until Vogue Knitting!

I'm getting so excited. This year I plan to take a lecture and a class.

However, I've got to get Lemongrass finished first. I completed the front flap, and am currently working on the back flap. I still have to pick up stitches and knit the ribbed edging of the flaps, knit the sleeves, knit the turtleneck, and add buttons. I'm moving as fast as I can. I am following the pattern intently, and not second guessing myself. I don't have time for any grand mistakes.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Lemongrass Progress!

I have 2 weeks to finish this sweater. Eeeeek!

I'm working on completing this in time for Vogue Knitting live. I really wanted to be further along by this time, but I got sick during Christmas week, and that zapped all of my energy.

I am using Malabrigo Rios in the Purpuras color way that I bought in Knitty City. The pattern calls for chunky weight yarn, so to compensate for the difference in the gauge, I am knitting the XXXL size to fit my Medium body. This means more stitches than usual. I'm ok with that.

I had to start the sweater 3 times to get it right. The raglan increases are interesting in that they include a tiny cable cross. It's a technique I have never done before. The second time I cast on, I missed an increase and tinking back was pointless. So, I ripped it out again. The 3rd time is a charm.

I am at the stage now where I am knitting the front flap. I have 5 more inches to go before I do the edging decreases. I am hoping to complete that portion by tomorrow. The back flap is pure stockinette, so it should fly by.

Here is a pic of my progress.