Archive for ‘July, 2007’

Fantom Bohus Yoke and Boston Knitter Meet-Up

The yoke is finished.

Please forgive the lumpiness. This yarn has a lot of body and wants to do what it wants to do. I will beat it into submission with a good blocking.

I’m practicing like mad at taking a decent photo of this. I think it’s the yarn’s sheen that makes the camera go crazy. Hopefully, by the time the sweater is done, I’ll be able to take a good photo or else you’ll be like “What the heck is she wearing and why should I care?”

It’s wonderful to be onto the body yarn of this. It’s so slippery and soft. Arm stitches are on lengths of string, waist shaping is about to begin, and mindless stockinette is here just in time for a little T commute this evening.

Flickr set for this sweater
Fantom Bohus category

Knitting Meet-Up:

Tonight at 6:30 on the Cambridge (MA) Common, near Harvard Sq., the Lazy Red-Liners, a Ravelry knitting group, are meeting up. The Bohus and I will be there. Non-Ravelry members are more than welcome. Bring your fiber art of choice, something cool to drink, and something to sit on. See you there!


Knitting Update Plus

Thanks so much, everyone, for your patience during the server move. No one even yelled at me, which was so nice! Everything’s working perfectly now and faster, to boot. I’m sure there were plenty of people swearing at me under their breath on Tuesday, but they kept it to themselves, and I’m thankful.

This is the last weekend for Fiber Club renewals. On Monday, I’ll open the club up to everyone.

Onto knitting, which seems to hate me lately. I’ve ripped and re-knit the Fantom Bohus sweater’s yoke twice, the last time due to a big math error (so lame- calculator, Adrian!), but I love it to bits now.

Click for big popup, so you can see it all well.

I had to change the order of the colors around a bit this time, because I changed the pattern to be more subtle and the transitions turned out to be too hard to see in the original order. I’d wanted the colors to go from lightest to darkest down through the yoke, so it looked like it was fading as it went up, but the way it is now is a good compromise. The vertical stripes add so much to the design, I think, so I’m really glad I ripped and re-knit.

I discovered when I tried this on that even though the bright, limey green is the softest yarn in the yoke, it’s really not soft enough to touch my neck. The neck is going to have to be lined. I have a cone of cashmere fingering weight so now the fun of dyeing it to match can be had.

Oh, Tomten, my Tomten.

This sweater really hates me. This is short row shoulder #2, and it’s still a little off. Jared helped me out immensely with this shoulder, and the idea is spot on, but the fit isn’t great on me. I will forge ahead with this. Do not fear. More math will be done. Since I’m using chunky yarn, at least the miles of garter aren’t that much of a chore.

Have you seen Jared’s Tomten? Go look. It’s glorious. This will all still be here when you get back.

In super exciting news, another friend of mine is pregnant. More baby knitting!!