Wednesday, April 08, 2009

A Lovely Sweater

I finished the Diminishing Rib Cardigan by Andrea Pomerantz from Interweave Knits Spring 2009. Even though I ended up with over three hundred stitches, it was a fast knit. I learned a new cast on and a new bind off. I’m still not sure I did the tubular cast on correctly but it seems to look all right. I was really stymied at first by the tubular bind off and I kept knitting swatches to try it out. Then I realized it is a Kitchener bind off, just on one needle. I love the way it looks. It is stretchy but not loose. Anyway, I think this will be a very versatile sweater. I put two hooks and eyes at the neckline just to finish it off but I haven’t used them so far.
I’m kind of looking around for a new project lately. Nothing appeals to me. I’ve finished a pair of socks. I’ve been crocheting a little and have started a scarf. The problem is that I think I have so many knitting things. I have enough sweaters, vests, hats, scarves, mittens and shawls to keep me clothed for a long time. I’ve made presents for everyone I know, and I rarely see them wearing anything I make, except for the vests my husband wears almost every day. I need to keep my hands busy and I want to make something fun. My husband and I are going to Norway for vacation this year. Maybe I can get some yarn and make some mittens. I never do fair aisle. It might be good to try something new. For the trip I found the Baktus scarf. It is all knit and should be easy to do while traveling and I can use up some of the sock yarn in my stash.