Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Hi Everybody!

Just checking in to say hello! and that this KAL is being maintained now as an archive. Many of us still enjoy taking a spin through all the gorgeous gorgeous work everyone did :)

If you need any help, drop me a line here: stashoutATgmailDOTcom...

Best to you all and Thanks for all the Fun!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

anybody home?

I finished my Ariann this past week and thought I'd post a photo just in case anyone is still stopping by here every now and again.

I made the long sleeved version but I think I'm going to need to cut off a bit of the sleeve length and knit new cuffs since the sleeves are really too long for me. I knitted an I-cord for the tie belt rather than crocheting a chain.

The yarn is Cascade 220. :)

Saturday, June 30, 2007

no new Ariann's?

There's been no posting for several months here and I've been wondering if anyone else hit a wall in their knitting. I'd finished the knitting of the body to the point of starting the sleeves and then knit a whole sleeve when I realized that I really didn't like the feel of the knitting. I'm using Cascade 220 and getting the recommended gauge, but I just don't care for the "mushy" feel of the knit. The pieces have been "marinating" in a bag for months now. I've decided to just bite the bullet, rip everything out, wash and reskein the yarn and begin again. This time, I'll knit at a somewhat firmer gauge and compensate by going up a size in the pattern. Here goes nothing...:)

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

A finished Ariann!

Hi everyone!

I finished my Ariann last week and just love her! More pictures and details can be found on my blog.


Tuesday, April 24, 2007

At Last!

I've finished Ariann. Though I knit her 1 and 1/2 times and she's a little narrow in the middle for me to button - I love it. I'm a cardigan fan through and through and this will get a lot of wear. I've learned a lot by knitting this pattern, particularly how to handle raglan decreases. It's also my first complete sweater. Thanks Bonne Marie for the great pattern, for the encouragement, and the couple of compliments I've already received this morning. Thanks to all KAL participants who stopped by with comments. It's been fun! Now off to find the perfect buttons.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Ariann, With Sleeves

Well, I have gotten the sleeves attached to Ariann, and I am now on the neckline decreases. This is periwinkle TLC Cotton Plus.


Sunday, April 08, 2007

FO at last

I'm very pleased to present a finished Ariann! I loved knitting this and am happy with how she turned out.

There are a few more comments about this project on my blog. There are always things one would change after the fact, but I must say that I'm pretty much happy with this one. The pattern was fun to knit and Bonne Marie's attention to detail is helpful indeed. I had to do a fair bit of redrafting, particularly on the raglan shaping, to accommodate my DK-weight yarn.
As for several other KAL participants, she came out a bit smaller than planned. But so much the better -- the more fitted look is okay with me.