Monday, February 22, 2010

Weather forecast:

Overnight frost with afternoon fleece.

But first, a word from our sponsor.

That would be me, aspiring Olympic knitter. I'm trying to convince myself that it is an honor just to compete, since I am not likely to medal, but I'm afraid I'm a tough sell. :-)

Here is the progress to date. The back:
The first (left) vest panel I started and set aside:
The second (also left) vest panel I am working on, one cable pattern repeat done:I was going to try to create a mirror-image of the first, which didn't match the pattern. Might have worked if I had followed the directions for the right vest point! Oh well, I figured out not only the mistake in the pattern that threw me off on the first attempt, I figured out why I was having such a wrestling match following the instructions for turning (shaping the point) and did them correctly the second time - SO much easier!

I'm already into my second ball of yarn on the left front vest, so I don't see much chance I'll be able to do both with 4 1/2 balls of yarn. If I can't, I'll have to rip out the back and figure out a way to incorporate the two skeins of lighter grey in reconstructing it.

That's it for now from . . .


Mama Mess said...

Beautiful! I love to knit, but I'm not very good! I specialize in knitted cotton dish rags.....LOL! Would love to learn to do socks and clothes some day! Great job!

Kathy said...

Love the knitting.

We're having snow. Again. Drat! :(

Leigh said...

Michelle, it looks great! A real prize winner I'd say.

thecrazysheeplady said...

It's a beautiful pattern. Did you have any luck looking on Ravelry?

Laura said...

So, how are your intarsia skills? You could do the center diamond panel in the lighter color and the surrounding boxy stitch in the current color. Since it's back and forth, it wouldn't be terribly hard, just annoying (can you tell that intarsia frustrates me? I don't like all the loose ends!).

Anyway, it looks awesome, and will be really nice to wear, I'm sure.

Michelle said...

Never tried intarsia, or any other color or stranded work yet! Nice idea, but I'd have to rip back a lot now as I have two "diamond" repeats done now. But keep throwing ideas at me; something (within my skill set) might yet work!