Thursday, April 17, 2008

I'm waving at fat!

Quick and cute project from the fourth season of Doctor Who - it's the Adipose baby! Pattern by mazzmatazz, it took me about five hours altogether. I only used up half a ball of white Merino Mix (Schoeller+Stahl) I had in my stash. This is by far the cutest thing I've ever knit.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Britannia Finished

My Britannia is finished. I can't really say I'm happy with it, I clearly made a poor yarn sub for this. The pattern calls for a bamboo yarn, and I used wool/acrylics. I made this in size XS,and I guess the fit is OK, but the length could be longer.
I also did a crappy job sewing up the seams, and somehow managed to pick up only 75 stitches for the collar, instead of the 123 the pattern calls for. Hence the weird looking, hardly existent collar.

Pattern: Britannia by Berroco
Yarn: Ispe Padova Duetto, 6 skeins
Needles: 3 mm and 4 mm
Time it took: a month?

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Britannia in progress

Whoa, I've been neglecting the blog! But not the knitting!
I started working on Britannia by Berroco couple of weeks ago. I'm using Ispe Padova wool/acrylics blend. It's going well so far, really easy cause it's mostly stockinette. But it rolls, so I guess I'll have to block it before I sew the seams.
I'm done with the front and back, now all that's left are the sleeves and picking up stitches for the collar. I'm kind of dreading this step, picking up stitches is truly a pain in the ass.
Anyway, a progress shot of what I have so far: