Thursday, October 11, 2007

Something New (Adriana)

Yesterday, while studying for my marketing test, I finished knitting my Granite Shawlette! (I love being able to knit while studying. It makes it much less painful) Unfortunately the ending of the knitting isn't the end of the project since I still had to graft those bad boys together. My relationship with the Kitchener stitch is rocky at the best of times so I decided to look for an alternative. After Ravelrying for a while (you know, looking things up on Ravelry) I came across Lucy Neatby's technique, seen here and here. I was a little skeptical but I decided to give it a try. I did most of it while watching Private Practice last night (which I'm still not sure if I like but it was better than watching the Ontario Election results which seemed to be on most of the other channels)
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Without flash, colours most true here. This really is a very clever technique. You follow the lines of the waste yarn (the yellow one) to see how to stitch the two pieces together (That said, I haven't actually taken out the waste yarn so I'm not positive that everything will stay together when I do that)

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Post-grafting (with flash which makes everything looks so shiny!)

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The back side (I guess I should take that out before I block it)

I've got to block today so I can wear it to see my shows this weekend!!
I almost forgot, there's something else I have to show you. Look what arrived in the mail yesterday:
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Socks that Rock lightweight in Jingle Bell Rock (purchased on Ravelry)
This is my first STR and I love it soooooo much! I have a couple of pattern ideas (this or this) but I want to wait until it's closer to Christmas to work on it.

5 comments:

Bertha said...

Ooh, I can't wait to see the finished shawlette! I actually like kitchnering! But it's literally the ONLY finishing that I do like. I hate weaving in ends or seaming, yuck.

Heather G. said...

Oh Bertha... I do love a good clean mattress stitch.

Granite is looking lovely! Impressed that you can knit and study at the same time.

happy2knit said...

That shawl id lookin mighty fine. Kitchner drives me crazy

spillyjane said...

Looking good, lady!

Kare said...

Hi Adriana!
I'm taking a course in a couple of weeks and guess who the instructor is??? Lucy Neatby!!
I love the Shawlette. I admire you for being able to study and knit. Seriously, I have to lock myself away for the simplest of knitting projects. Maybe Lucy will make me pro like you! ; )