Thursday, February 24, 2005

I am in love with Marilyn!

Here she is in her fixed up glory!

I may actually take out the bound off edge of the neck and make it a wee bit longer. But even now, I LOVE her. I felt so great to be able to say "I made it" when she made her debut at work Tuesday! She is just a wee bit itchy (the mohair in my yarn) but I absolutely loved wearing her. And she is WARM. So I won't get to wear her much longer this year. But that's OK!!

The Geste is making great progress. Here is the beginning of the front:

See that little "sock" over the ribbon yarn? It is so slippery I didn't want my ball to unravel. So I put some stockinette over it, it's the kind that you can use to put bandages on joints like a scraped knee. It works perfectly!

Next up after Gesta will be my cardi from Jaeger (see previous posts about it). I am really looking forward to making this one. It has a shawl collar and some cables, as well as buttonholes, so it will be a learning experience for me. I also need to work on my FBS. I purposely took a break from that one. I just got tired of knitting the same rows and ripping them. I figured a break would give me a fresh look at it.

Speaking of future projects, did everyone get their Interweave Knits? I am in love with the vintage cardigan and I will probably try to make that too. It is SO pretty.

OK, just a shortie little post today, I have some vegetable chowder to make for tonight's dinner (recipe given to me by the wonderful Knitster Mellissa!) That girl can cook!


At 7:34 PM, Blogger Joeli said...

Oh, I'm so happy you were able to fix your Marylin so that you like it!! It looks wonderful!!

At 11:35 PM, Anonymous Eilene said...

Marilyn looks great. I'm so glad you are happy with her! Beautiful job.

I tried looking for the Jaeger cardi that you want to knit & I can't find it. Which one is it? I love the way it sounds.

At 3:10 PM, Blogger Mary said...

Your Marilyn looks great! I'd looked at the pattern before and it never really appealed, but seeing it on you has made me rethink my opinion.


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