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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Finally getting somewhere

18 rows to go

18 rows to go
18 rows to go
e i adio, 18 rows to go!

In fact, since I took the photo its 14 rows to go. Revontuli by the lovely Ann has been an absolute pleasure to knit. The pattern is really easy to follow and the charts are very clear. It looks like it might only take one skein of the Evilla yarn, and the colours are looking better and better all the time.


I'm working with some yarns from Lazykate. She dyes the yarns so beautifully, the colours all work so well together. This is a double knit yarn that she has spun for me

lazykate yarn

This is my preliminary swatch worked with 4mm needles

lazykate yarn swatch

I'm working on a design idea for knitonthenet which started with this basic sketch


The body is not going to be stocking stitch and it will be knitted in the round from the bottom up, with cable detail and also a cable belt. But that's really all I can reveal at this point. Lazykate and I are also working on another very exciting, very different project connected to our top secret news, but all should be revealed soon.

Finally, I was clearing out a cupboard at work and look what I found right at the very back, forgotten about and unloved

china bowl

the loveliest china sugar bowl I've ever seen

china rose

It now has pride of place on my sideboard.

for now
Ruby xx


Linda said...

You are nearly there with the green shawl, its going to be beautiful! goody, a new design on the cards too, I love the cables and chains sweater you designed, not enough time in the day to knit all these things!

Lauren Hairston said...

I love the sugar bowl. It's too beautiful to be forgotten somewhere! I'm such a softie when it comes to neglected objects--books no one checks out at the library, organs at estate sales, stuffed animals.

Can't wait to see how your sketch turns into a finished sweater. It looks like something I'd like to knit.