Thursday, March 01, 2007

Another new project

Okay, I hate to admit it, but it took me a little while to figure out what some of your comments meant regarding the "What Not to Wear" cardigan in my previous post. You'll be glad to know that this cardigan was featured as what to wear in the shopping spree portion of the show. Whew! I couldn't have y'all thinking that that gorgeous, cashmere sweater was dumped into the trash or featured in the infamous "360 mirror"! hehe! I wish I had a better picture of it but I am determined to actually make this.

In the mean time though.....
I am a shameles copycat!! I just loved Lara's Flair so much that I had to make one for myself! yes, yes, I know! I told you I wanted to make the Phildar Swing Jacket next....but this will be a really quick knit, I just know it! and you know I can't resist a quick knit. I am still going to make the Phildar Swing Jacket (PSJ) because even though Wendy calls Flair a "swing cardigan" I think it really has a different look. I actually already have the yarn for the PSJ and will probably try and swatch for it this weekend. I just have to make this before summer gets here so I can actually wear it!
And just to show you that casting-on isn't all I ever do (though lately it feels like it is..heheh), here is a little progress shot of the Tatami Kimono.

I zipped though the back portion pretty quickly but have slowed down quite a bit on the sleeves. Those are size US 3s that I'm using! It's hard to tell much from this picture but it's knit all in one piece and you don't drop the stitches until the very end.

4 comments:

Annie said...

ooh, I can't wait to see how the Tatami Kimono will look finished. Looks very cool so far!

Yarn It said...

Oh! I LOVE the color you are using for Flair!! What yarn is that? I may have to copy YOU now by making another in your color.

I just received the Tatami pattern. Not sure when I will start though.

Can't wait to see more of your Flair. It will be gorgeous.

emily said...

Ya know, even if it was in the portion of what NOT to wear, I would still knit it, and wear it, with PRIDE! :-p

Nice start on the new project aswell—I just cast on last night for my first sweater!

Emilee said...

I can't wait to see your finished Tatami, you picked a really nice color!