Sunday, July 29, 2007

Erin's sleeves are progressing - slowly but in 85-90+ degree heat with high humidity, lucky I'm touching wool at all. Finding that making both sleeves at once, doing one chart on the first sleeve, same chart on the second sleeve, second chart on the first sleeve, etc. my interest is higher. I'll have this one done to wear this fall - if cool weather ever comes again. Really interesting to knit the charts upside down but that way when the arm is beside the body, the mythical beasts will all be the same side up. Brilliant pattern writing by Alice Starmore as always. One day I've got to play with one of her patterns to see if I can make the sleeves set in a bit so they aren't so droopy on my shoulders.

6 comments:

Laritza said...

I love knitting the two sleeves simultaneously somehow it works better. Lovely colors!

Annie said...

Lovely work on Erin. I know what you mean about Starmore patterns and those dropped shoulders. I usually whack away and change patterns freely, but hers are just so lovely I'm very hesitant to do that.

I think if I were going to, though, I would just do a straight indent at the bottom of the arm, and just set the sleeve in squarely an inch or so closer to the neck. You know? So the designs wouldn't have to be altered.

Again, lovely.

Panhandle Jane said...

Your colorwork is beautiful. I hope to get inspired enough to try some day. Have great journeys.

Terri said...

Hi Anne,

Erin is gorgeous! You are such an amazing knitter. Hats off to you for being able to knit in this weather.

Enjoyed looking at the pictures of your garden.

Knitman said...

are we going to see the full version? ;-) This is exciting too.

junie said...

Hey, Erin is gorgeous. I swatched for it years ago and have yet to give it a go. It is a lovely sweater. I have been smitten with the beasties.