Monday, August 01, 2005

Took some photos of UFO's and Future projects!

Now this is a serious UFO. I chose the yarn and started this LOPI cardigan in 198_. For my sister. My sister who has since had 4 children and this size is not correct.

As you can see, I managed to attached the arms to my circs and start the yoke pattern, and promptly set aside this project many moons ago. I still like the colors and although the type of sweater isn't nearly as popular as it once was, I'm tempted to complete it.

Opinions? Advice?

Here is a simple shell in Manos Stria - raspberry color. I do so love the feel of this 100% cotton. The back of the sweater has a little more grape color in it, I salt-n-peppered skeins as 2 of the 5 were more grape. It certainly looks great when you alternate like that.

I picked this yarn up on sale the week after my thyroid surgery, in late March. Since my time awake was limited, it fit perfectly into my recovery time for being able to figure out where I left off and for having something nice in my hands.
I think I'll make a few more of this pattern from MEO designs, from LYS Noble Knits. It is nice and easy to knit it up in physician's offices. Plus, I think this is flattering to most women's bodies.

Below are two patterns I've been thinking about for a nice sweater for Mom. Definitely using the Dale of Norway Svale in this lovely green color. The first pattern, is a Dale of Norway book, but the way they write their patterns does appear more complicated. I do like the detail and the shaping though.

Second pattern is from a book I've had for at least 6-7 years. It is still cute and my Mom said she would wear something like that. Key for me is to do the gauge swatch in pattern. I've been confused how to do that without giving in and CO full number of stitches and going forward from there.


Sharon said...

I love Lopi, you are so close to finishing. They aren't as 'in' as they once were but I still knit them and I still get lots of comments on them. So I would finish it and hey you never know you may start the trend again.

As for the top, I like them both, but if I had to choose I would go with the second one :)

Dagny said...

Finish the Lopi sweater! It's a yarn that's coming back in, and as we're coming out of the 70's fashion trend, the 80's should be next! Work on it for just 30 minutes a day, every day, and it will be done in no time :)

Marji said...

Fortunately w/ the Lopi you are into the pattern. I have some UFO's from the 80's, and where I've tried to pick up and continue, it really shows as my guage is def different. Do finish it though. You are so close, and fashion is trending to more handknits, including fisherman knits. Valentino has an intricate Aran knit skirt in the latest issue of Vogue Magazine, from his fall collection. The Lopi designs can't be far behind.

Is the Dale of Norway book that the first sweater you show a current book?