That’s Dale 10903 to which I refer. The nameless wonder
It’s funny, too, because a couple of the designs in the same book have names. Frogner. Fana. And another one I can’t recall just now.
Perhaps I should give her an “F” name? Okay!
I did a search of Norse names and have settled on Frida, which I’m told means “beautiful”. So from now on, she shall be known as Frida.
I’ve just barely started Frida, as you can see from the photo.
I have the facing done and have just barely started in on the pattern. The facing curls horribly, so I’ll be steam pressing it before much longer, just to keep it from curling up and annoying me while I knit the body.
By the way, the pattern is written for pullover and cardi versions in both adult and child sizes. No adjustment necessary.
The colors I’m using for Frida are those in the light colorway photo I posted last week. A couple of the colors don’t seem to be available any longer, so I substituted similar shades. We’ll see how it looks as I knit along.
Would you consider posting a photo of the inside of the sweater, near the front or neck bands. I am doing the bands on Firebirds and am wondering how much to trim the steek and whether to cross-stitch it down as the instructions suggest. Do you ever bother to cross-stitch, and if so do you just catch the strands on the inside? I am guessing that you don’t go all the way through the fabric ‘cos that would show.
Here you go! This is the inside of the front bands and steeks. As you can see, I don’t bother to trim my steeks, nor do I tack them down. I’m a bad girl.
If I were to tack them down, I would do so in a cross-stitch fashion, just catching the steeks to the wrong side of the body of the sweater.
Abalone Photo Shoot
Thank you for all your kind comments about how good I looked in the Abalone photo shoot. Ha! You are just lucky you didn’t get a close-up of my face, and that the wind was blowing so it fluffed up my hair to make my bedhead look not particularly horrendous. It was a lucky fluke.
My hair is actually looking quite hideous right now. It’s been three months since my last haircut (I sound like I’m at confession). Three months ago I got the Evil Haircut from Hell that made my head look lopsided. So I’ve been gun-shy. But I have an appointment to have my haircut tomorrow, this time at a GOOD salon, downtown. Of course it’ll cost twice as much, but you get what you pay for.
Will I post a photo post-haircut? We’ll see.
Lucy can’t wait.
Thanks for all the pet photos I’ve received so far. What a way to brighten the start of the week!