Tuesday, August 05, 2008

You wear a smile but it's...

Thank you all for your votes -- after carefully considering all the options, Joe and Dave chose Drifting for Ruby's second birthday.

On Saturday I went to my LYS for the yarn, and was, to say the least, quite keen to get going.


I'm loving this knit. It's so cute. The colours are gorgeous, and it will be so toasty warm. What I DON'T understand is, why is no one else on the interKnit making this? I was doing some Google-fu and couldn't come up with a single project. Ravelry is completely Driftless too, and in fact the design is not even listed as one of Inspired Fair Isle Knits' projects. It's very weird.

It's knitting up fast. I am almost half done the front, the back is finished (but it's a little bit bockety and I may redo that piece) and the sleeves, being raglan, will come together quicker than either of those.

I did have to do a little yarn sub for the blue on top. I couldn't find a satisfactory colour in the yarn I had chosen, so I used a different wool, Lanett Superwash fingering weight, and doubled it to make a DK. Knitted up, the doubled Lanett is gorgeous. The softness is incredible, the stitch quality is excellent - very balanced. I've used this yarn for a couple of things before, but the more I knit with it the more I love it. It's sold as a baby yarn, but the colour palette is impressively varied - not just pastels.

Anyway, it shouldn't be too long before this is an FO, even taking into account the probable reknit of the back. I'm not exactly sure of Ruby's birthday, but ideally I'll get this done, blocked, seamed and mailed by the third week of August.

8 comments:

kate said...

Very nice, Shan. Very nice indeed!

Gwen said...

I don't know... I'm really not that naive. The words simply don't ring true.

;) Great work, sweet potato.

Alibeee said...

Wow, bionic knitter at work! The colors look great together too. Beautiful!

Dave Hingsburger said...

Wow, wow, wow, it's beautiful, Ruby's birthday is Sept 15th, so that will be plenty of time. You've done a beautiful job.

lizbon said...

Oh it's so cute - and you're knitting it so FAST! Golly, I've been knitting like one round a night on a sweater for a friend. It's the summer knitting blahs - they always get me.

Ames said...

Wow! You have been busy since I left. No one there to distract you and beg for more cookies and tea.

Annalea said...

That's so pretty, Shan. It sounds like you get to be the one to start the Drifting craze. ;o)

Tabatha said...

WOW! That was fast! It looks wonderful!