Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Yarn Along

A post of my current read and what is cast on my needles ~ Inspired by Ginny over at {Small Things}

Ruffled Sweater

Oh my goodness, I adore the ruffled bottom of this sweater!!

I'm making good progress and have knit about 8 1/2 inches from the ruffle up. The pattern actually says to only knit 7 inches of the ribbed stitch but from what I've read on other ravelry member's pages who have knit this before is that it runs a little on the small side and I want to make sure it fits.

Ruffled

I'm already knitting the largest size possible so I don't think making it a little bit longer will hurt :) I stretched out the stitches around her waist and it looks like once I block it when I'm done it will just fit perfectly. Definitely no time to dilly dally on this one or she'll outgrow it before I finish *grin*.

A few more inches and then the pattern changes to divide for the sleeves and shaping the neck and I've read ahead on the pattern and it looks a little greek to me! Cross your fingers that I'll be able to continue knitting along smoothly without to much difficulty :)

On the book front I have to admit I really haven't done much reading at all. We've read a few more chapters in the Little House in the Big Woods but there hasn't been much reading time for mama. I've been so slow with my reading that I actually had to return my copy of the Happiness Project back to the library as it was requested by someone else and I couldn't renew it :( It will be a couple of weeks now before I can get it back. Hopefully when it's my turn again I'll be a little speedier!

Happy knitting :)

Hugs,
Rosina

18 comments:

house full of jays said...

It's up! It's up!
It looks terrific, Rosina! I love that deep, rich wool and the ruffle is so cute! My cry for help on the yarn along last week helped me out a lot so you always have that option if you can't decipher the Greek. I took Greek in college but I don't think I'd be much help...

caitlin said...

YAY! i was wondering last week what colour the main part of the sweater would be, and now it's here! it looks lovely :)

Kaylana said...

It's Wednesday again! I was pretty poor on the reading front again too. The weather is getting warmer - slowly, so the kids were outside more. (Is that a good excuse??)
I just love the ruffle! I was sure I'd freak out when I got to the top of the Phoebe sweater. My advice- read and do one line at a time. If you read it like a story, it's overwhelming (my opinion) if you have never crossed those paths before.
Isn't this a wonderful learning experience?

Josée said...

I love those ruffles! Aren't ruffles fun! As I've been working on Sweetpea's dress I've been thinking of all the fun ways I could use ruffles in future knitting projects. Happy knitting to you too!

MJ said...

Oh Rosina it's beautiful! The ruffles are darling and definitely my favorite part :).

Jess said...

It's coming along so quickly! The ruffle is very fun and exciting.
I bet your little lady will wear this non-stop!

Tara said...

I just checked out the pattern. What a pretty sweater. I love the ruffle too and you have chosen great colours. Hope you have a little more reading time for yourself this week.

TwigandToadstool said...

and what a gorgeous sweater it will be!!! Can't wait to see it finished!!
xo maureen

Erin @ Wild Whispers said...

Those colours are magnificent! That's some great knitting!

Joy said...

Love that ruffle. :) We love the Little House books. I just finished reading The Big Woods aloud again for my youngest.

Sandra said...

Love the ruffle and the colors too ;)

I also love Little House books :)

verdemama said...

looking lovely so far! I've had that pattern in my ravelry queue for a long time. Maybe this is the inspiration I need to get started. I just finished a couple projects and have nothing on the needles currently. the possibilities....

Kristi said...

oh my that is a lot of ruffles! I like how you get to work from ruffle up. It sounds less tedious that way! Adore the color

KnitterMama said...

That ruffle is SO cute. Every time I read your posts, I think tat I should find a Little House book and start one with my daughter!

Dakota Gal said...

Wow, I love that vest pattern! Your colors are great; I'm sure it will be wonderful.
I haven't done much reading or knitting lately and that leaves me wondering: just what the heck have I been doing? Mostly wishing and waiting and watching for signs of spring, I think.

The Little House That Grew said...

Super Cute. I love ruffles!
Lisa

Elizabeth said...

Oh Rosina, the sweater is coming along beautifully. I just love the ruffle and the colors you chose are fabulous! I can't wait to see it finished. I have bookmarked the pattern as I think it would be a fabulous knit for my youngest.

I know what you mean about the reading. I am on the same two books from last week as well. I even went as far as to purchase a copy because I knew I wouldn't finish before the library wanted it back.

Thanks for stopping by for a visit today.

Blessings, Elizabeth

Sherry said...

LOVE this pattern. I've got to try it too! Don't you wish they would make all these pretty patterns for girls a little bigger! Remember that you can learn just about anything from a youtube video. Hee hee.