Thursday, July 07, 2005

Froggy, here I come...

This is supposed to be a happy post where I report on my knitting progress, but somehow everything went really wrong.
This is the (supposed to be) first part of Greta (my light green Orangina)


I've started the back too, then I realised that it is WAY TOO BIG (19" across! I might be big, but not THAT big, and cotton stretch!). Okay, I have to admit that I realised it 15" ago. I had choices, just keep on knitting and got an Orangina T-shirt, or dive the frog pond. I made my choice, and here it is


That's just 2" of the back, I don't have the heart to frog the front yet. I was knitting with 2 strands of DMC Petra on #5 bamboo. It turns out surprisingly nice, but not-so-surprisingly heavy. I swear that my straight needles are not so straight anymore! I think I'll start all over again and knit another swatch with single strand and smaller size needle. Then I'm going to knit it 1 or 2 repeat smaller, can't decide yet. So I guess I'll be the last one to finish in the KAL.
Here's another WIP that I haven't been showing here. I name her Gabby (Notice that I started naming my projects? It feels like naming my own children! Not that I would know how it feels, but I suppose it is). Here she is...


I was knitting one of the strap when I tried her on. And guess what? The bust was too big!! I'm moving 5" downward and am currently trying to pick up stitches(230++!) again. Then I'll start from the bust part, no more increasing this time. She is the one I mentioned before, the one that's knitted using Jaeger Siena and #3 needle. Does anyone notice that I stole the lace pattern from Soleil? What do you think?
So, I'm moving downwards while everybody are moving upwards. Wonder if I'll ever get my WIPs done...

Note: 57 more skeins of yarn coming soon!
Note 2: 9 days till Harry Potter 6 release!! 11 days till I'm 18!!

9 comments:

Leigha said...

Wow, I love the purple project (Gabby?) that you are working on! Did you create the pattern yourself? I'm such a horrible knitter; it amazes me when someone is able to create their own pattern like that. Anyways, it looks great!

Cara said...

Oh, so sorry to hear that.
Mine actually might be a little too small for myself, but i decided to complete it (cotton stretch, i only hope that it will fit me after all).
Anyway, this is a 'knit-a-long', not a competition to see how fast we can complete it. ;)
Don't worry as one of us has not start working on it, and others are working it slowly.

Christine said...

Great Knitting! Happy birthday if I miss it!

opportunityknits said...

Better to re-do than finish up something that you will not like to wear. I am also learning that I am not as big in size as I thought :)

Laura.Y said...

oppss well, i guess that one not starting yet was me..:p Will remedy that tonight. Love that Gabby! I guess getting Orangina to fit right is more impt that racing with it? :) Enjoy it yea!

tanti said...

i love the green and the purple, and nice lace too !!
by frog you do the right thing..;)
just be patient.. and you will be happy with the correct result later on.

happy knitting! :)

knitties said...

Too bad about your Orangina but I guess better have it frogged than be saddled with something you're not happy with. Great job on improvising on Soleil! I love it!

Vanessa said...

hey there, sorry to hear about your orangina. I realized mine was a little too big after a few inches. So decided to frog it and redo the whole piece. Hope yours will turn out well. Good job on soleil. Can't wait to see it when you're done. Post a pic with head please. :)

Peggy said...

Sorry to hear about your Orangina. But that's what I love about knitting... when else can you just rip everything apart and start all over again?