"Nuttin but knittin" - that says it all, with an occasional deviation into the real world.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Update....

As promised....an update on Kerrara.  It's going great.  My row gauge is a little off, so a few adjustments are being made on the fly, but other than that, all is well. 
It looks a little lumpy, bumpy, and I'm not sure why?  Do all sweaters look that way at this point?  Am I being overly critical as it's my handspun?  Will it block out nice and flat?  Time will tell I guess.  It's really not as obvious as this photo portrays.  The upper back is reverse stockinette, as will the pockets be....for just a tad of texture added in. 

And while the horizontal details over my (hmmm....well you know) may not be the best choice, I do like the "Double garter stitch" that is used.  It was a new technique for me!  Fun to do, although time consuming. 
I am getting anxious to do some spinning, so I may lay it aside this weekend.  It's moving along at a nice clip, so should be a finished sweater soon.

Hope all have a nice weekend, including good weather!

10 comments:

Dorothy said...

I'm sure it will block out beautifully. My stockinette always looks lumpy and bumpy until I block. Haven't had much experience with handspun, though.

Monika said...

I don't have a lot of experience with sweaters,but the few I've knit were all bumpy too, and after a bath and blocking they looked O.K.
You are fast and your sweater is looking great!

Marguerite said...

So quick! You'e been a busy knitter.

You'll be wearing this against the spring chill soon. I'm betting it will block out nice.

Melissa said...

Love the sweater!!!!!!!!! It Is turning out beautiful! Also my app is working fantastic!

Artseycrafts said...

Looking great, Kathy! I think the bumps will vanish when it is blocked. You are so fast that it will be finished in no time.

Elaine said...

Wow, you're zipping right along! It's looking great! I've never heard of a double garter stitch, I'll have to go and do some research!

Lisa said...

Holy smokes your're trucking on that sweater! I'm loving how it looks. The lumps and bumps should block out when it get's a bath. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Pat said...

OMG - I can't believe your speed! This is going to be a beautiful sweater!
The bumps smooth right out with blocking :-)


(I'm done - pictures taken - will get it up tonight or tomorrow)

Vicki said...

Great choice for the hand spun. Your yarn, especially in the knitted close-ups, is perfect.
BG is adorable, he's so grown-up! What a joy! You are one lucky grandma, but you already know that.

Judy S. said...

Looks good to me, too, and I love the color!