Friday, May 19, 2006

Katrina Rib

I purchased yarn for the Katrina Rib pattern in March or something like that. I chose Knitpick's Merino Style in Cinnamon. I love it! It's a nice warm brown.

I started work on this on the day my brother graduated from UPS (the 14th). I worked on it for a few hours during the commencement ceremony and in the car on the way down. Probably three hours total. I cast on and knit a few rows and then realised I'd messed up the pattern so I had to start over. Also, I don't have a short enough circular in the right size so I was using the magic loop method, and that slows me down. I was getting annoyed with the lack of progress I was making.

Wednesday, I went to a local knitting group for the first time (Eastside Stitchers) and pulled out my project and started knitting. A few rows later I realised I didn't have to do the magic loop anymore, I had increased enough so that the jumper fits around the whole needle (it's knit top down). How exciting! However, this also meant that I now had a lot more stitches per row :) Anyway, I got about two hours' worth in on Wednesday evening, and probably an hour over the course of the week at work (during lunches and when waiting for queries to run). I can't believe how quickly it seems to be going, because when I look at it I realise I've only done 35 rounds.

The merino style is a beautiful yarn to work with, too. It feels nice, looks nice and doesn't split much at all. The jumper is coming along nicely - in about 10 more rows, I get to split off the sleeves, and I'm going to try it on at that point. Hope it fits!!


At Friday, May 19, 2006, Blogger Abigail said...

Hey, did you know that pattern was designed by a friend of mine? :)

I can't wait to see how yours turns out!

At Saturday, May 20, 2006, Blogger Abigail B. said...

I did, or at least I knew that you knew her - I found the pattern somehow through your livejournal :)

I'm really getting excited about it - I'm hoping for some cooler weather once I finish so I can wear it right away!


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