Sunday, September 23, 2007

Tiptoe through the tulip(s)...

I couldn't resist casting on for the Dream in Color Tulip sweater. I have had the kit for a couple months now, and I've been itching to do it. The pattern that I have is written for a six month size, and ZEN is now nine months, so I did my best to upsize it to fit her this winter. We'll see. The thing knits up so fast! Here's my progress:

I have mucked it up to a certain degree, and in retrospect I should have frogged it, especially given how fast it goes together. But, at this point I'm just going to push forward. What I messed up was the seed stitching in the color changes at the top.

As you can see, I changed colors with just stockinette stitch at the first three color changes. It looks so much better with the added texture at the color changes. This is what you get when you don't carefully read patterns. I expect the knitting gods are really getting a kick out of this, given that the pattern specifically stated that you should read through the pattern in its entirety before casting on.

I added the peach and the bottom row of green. I figure that ZEN and her dad can go out together in their sort of matching sweaters. He's getting a cabled sweater knit from the bottom green stripe color. I have to finish the bottom band, complete the border and finish the sleeves. I cast on yesterday afternoon, so I should be able to finish it by Wednesday night - yeah! This leaves me plenty of September knitting time to work on Hats for Alex and the Lace Style sweater for me, before October comes and Christmas knitting must begin in full force.


Annie said...

That is adorable, and I think the seed/st. issue isn't really that noticeable, because of the color changes. I love it!

Soo said...

Glad to hear that your friend liked her MS3 (although I never doubted she would!)

And the cardigan is lovely - that is such a cute pattern.