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.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Back on Track

I have gone back to Ariann after weeks of time-out away from her. I worked a couple of inches on the body this past weekend, then frogged that and several more besides. The body is now back on track, and I have a couple inches more to go before the length for sleeve attachment. I am also glad to report I had an "Ah-hah!" moment with the sleeve, and now have six stitches in pattern on either side of the join, yay! the yarn is TLC Cotton Plus in periwinkle.