Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Sweaters, Coats and Tribbles
Here's my progress on the Jaeger Tilly pullover. I'm through with the back and last night I knitted the pocket linings twice. Yes, twice since I apparently couldn't read the instructions clearly enough to do the right number of stitches versus rows. They were quick though, even doing them twice. I've begun to cast on for the front now, and it's going well. I like this yarn, it's very soft and seems to be easy to knit with.
I am also quite thrilled with my wide wale corduroy and suede coat project. It's coming right along. I've chosen a pattern, Marfy 1014.
The side panels, pocket flaps, collar and lapels/front facings will be in the faux suede, and the rest will be corduroy. I'm also shortening it to car coat length. I did a lot of measuring against my old favorite coat that I'm hoping to replace, and this seems to fill the bill, even though it's a bit different in style. I'm starting to get excited about this project, and it's quite a while since I've felt that way, so that's exciting too.
Here's a cute quickie. It's a little potscrubber called a Tribble. I can see that they could be sort of addictive to knit, so perhaps that's why they're said to multiply so rapidly.