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So. I got tired of not having any pictures of my work to post, so my beloved fiance gave my some space on his domain to store some pictures, and here they are:

I'm 84 rows (or thereabouts) into the first sleeve of the A.R.A.N. sweater (picture here).

The cable running up the top of the sleeve:

The underside of the sleeve:

I actually like this color better than the actual color of the yarn, which is lighter and has more red in it, but it's nice too and I can certainly live with it (because Mom's not taking the yarn back to Ireland for me to exchange it for another color).

You can see on the underside of the sleeve where the rounds start and end. It was easiest to do it that way, plus the jog is on the underside, where you can't see it. I'm enjoying it; after half a pattern repeat I understood where it was going and with the help of my trusty row counter, I haven't had to really keep track of much else. All my cables are crossed in the right directions (and if they aren't, don't tell me), and I think I'm getting close to a stopping point on this sleeve, at which point I will string the stitches on cotton yarn and start sleeve 2. (This is a bottom-up seamless raglan.) Then I actually have to start reading the pattern again to do the body. Oh, the horror.

At least this unemployment thing might result in a spiffy new sweater.

i feel: bored bored

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collwen From: collwen Date: February 12th, 2004 02:59 pm (UTC) (base camp)
ohhh that's pretty....
tashabear From: tashabear Date: February 12th, 2004 03:04 pm (UTC) (base camp)


Aw. Thank you! It is working up pretty nice, isn't it?
collwen From: collwen Date: February 12th, 2004 03:11 pm (UTC) (base camp)


Yeah. I would have said "ohh shiny" like some other members of the narrowwork guild, but it doesn't sparkle. but it is coming out very well.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: February 12th, 2004 03:22 pm (UTC) (base camp)


lol... I have visions of my officiant opening the box containing our rings at the wedding and going "0oooh... shiny..."

Which isn't out of the question, seeing as it might be Baron Ernst.
collwen From: collwen Date: February 12th, 2004 03:49 pm (UTC) (base camp)


I can see him doing that.

Likewise with my Laurel (Mistress Brid), who will probably be a/the officiant at my wedding (whenever that is).

But I don't thinks she reads Sluggy.
was1 From: was1 Date: February 12th, 2004 03:14 pm (UTC) (base camp)
The Celtic knotwork pattern is pretty cool.
skorzy From: skorzy Date: February 12th, 2004 03:15 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Nice, deep looking weave. Just says WARM!
From: reasdream Date: February 12th, 2004 08:35 pm (UTC) (base camp)
that's Very Shiny (in the "Firefly" sense).

must now wipe drool off keyboard. *grin*
emmacrew From: emmacrew Date: February 12th, 2004 10:46 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Wow. The definition on that cable is ASTONISHING.

I'm just 6.5 rows form finishing the body of my current sweater. WooHOO!
tashabear From: tashabear Date: February 12th, 2004 10:52 pm (UTC) (base camp)


Yeah, it's pretty firmly knit.

Yay you! What are you making?
emmacrew From: emmacrew Date: February 12th, 2004 11:45 pm (UTC) (base camp)


Cabin Fever's Braids cardigan, in some nice brown Classic Elite Waterspun that's been in my stash I think since I ws pregnant (four years ago), possibly longer. Yay! I'm using stash! (We shall knit no yarn before its time)
tashabear From: tashabear Date: February 12th, 2004 11:58 pm (UTC) (base camp)


Ack! Squee! I LOVE that pattern! How is it on the difficulty scale?
emmacrew From: emmacrew Date: February 13th, 2004 12:09 am (UTC) (base camp)


Compared to the one you're working on, piece o' cake. Shaping is pretty basic, mostly all one piece up to the armholes, sleeves are picked up and knit down to the cuffs. The cable pattern is super-basic -- I tweaked it a bit because I thought the twists were too far apart. This means that my left-side twists are done on purl rows, which is ending up much less annoying than I feared. All of their patterns seem to be pretty well written, and I'm pleased because most of them go up to big-girl-like-me sizes.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: February 13th, 2004 12:27 am (UTC) (base camp)


Yeah, I like that about Cabin Fever patterns. I like the A.R.A.N. pattern because I have to read every bit of it to make sure I don't miss anything -- I tend to not read very closely, and that can be Bad.
From: ex_misschili604 Date: February 13th, 2004 12:00 am (UTC) (base camp)
Beautiful! I'm impressed.
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