Here she is!
Specs: Pattern in the Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton Noro book 2. Size 40″ knitted from just under 8 skeins of Noro Silk Garden (colorr #74) on 5mm needles. Started September 7, completed September 12. She’s a fast knit.
I made the sleeves 2 inches shorter than the pattern directs. After much measuring of arms (Shelley can attest to this) and thought, I decided the sleeves knitted as directed would be too long and would annoy me. They’d hang over my hand and get in the way of my keyboard, and you can’t push up bell sleeves and make ’em stay. So my sleeves hit just at the wrist bone and I’m happy as a clam with them.
Sewing Klaralund up was a snap. I sewed the sleeves to the front and back first, then did the sleeve and side seams. I believe the directions tell you to sew the sleeve seams first, but I like sewing my sleeve seams and side seams all in one. I carefully back-stitched as per usual. As I’ve mentioned before, I prefer backstitch to matress stitch as I think it gives a stronger seam.
I seamed up the back as directed, and seamed just a quarter inch up the front “split” though the directions didn’t say to. That front split seems like a stress point so I figured that a wee bit of seam would give it some strength there.
So there you have it!
I did enhance my stash during my unscheduled trip to Knit Happens on Saturday. I bought a copy of the new Rowan Vintage Style book and fell in love with half the designs in there.
I bought some Rowan Kid Classic to make “Fern” from Rowan 36.
The color is “Royal.”
And I bought Rowan 4 Ply Soft to make “Fleur” from Rowan Vintage Style.
Here’s what I bought — the color is “Expresso.”
But I’m toying with the idea of using it for “Agnes” instead.
No doubt I’ll change my mind a thousand times between now and the time I knit it.
And I’m also strangely drawn to “Alouette”.
Went to the doctor about my ankle yesterday and as a result am spending the day at home with my foot elevated. That translates into a knitting day, I think.
I think we’re dealing with just a sprain here, but don’t have x-ray results yet.
Lucy is all ready for lap duty!