Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Continuing the roundup

Written earlier, when Blogspot was down:

It's pouring rain out. And it is supposed to pour rain tomorrow too, possibly with thunder, too. Hence, no FO post as I'd hoped for.

Instead, I give you Eris, another one for the UFO files and the latest cabled sweater from Girl from Auntie. I'm using Green Mountain Spinnery's Mountain Mohair yarn.

It's funny, I got the pattern for Rogue two years ago, but I never knit it. I got involved in the massive yarn obsession that sweater seems to induce (you must find just the right yarn!) and then I got busy starting school, and it just never got done. Plus, I don't wear hoodies that often, so I never could quite commit. One day I will, though. I promise.

When she announced Eris last summer - without a hood! - I jumped on it, and started it last fall after only a bit of quibbling about yarn. I was waylaid by many projects, including The Husband Sweater, and Eris never quite received her due. She will by fall, though; I only have one cable panel to go and the sleeves.

Gratuitous shot of Eris with Juniper the cat (isn't she cute!)

It's amazing how the cats come to check out the knitting when it's on the floor for a photo. Now I know how people always seem to have their pets in their pictures!

For a final Eris photo, I took a close-up of the back corner where I grafted the hem and the cables together. I went right through the purl stitches as if they were knit stitches, because I wasn't sure how to do the purl stitches. I don't think it looks too bad that way. It's on the back, though, so I can always change it for the front if I decide I don't like how it looks. It's there on the left by a few stitches, and unblocked, which I suspect that will clean up the slight jaggedness.

Since it's summer time, I'm planning to pretty much put Eris on hold while I work on other projects; then I will return to it in the fall, in time for sweater-weather.


Julia said...

Pretty sweater, and that's the perfect color for fall. What yarn did you use? It looks comfy.

Lazuli said...

The yarn is Green Mountain Spinnery's Mountain Mohair, in the color "Spice."