Friday, June 15, 2007

getting closer...


I've been knitting on Pagode #1 for 18 months now, and the end is in sight. Underarm seams are sewn, and the first sleeve extension/cuff is 2/3rds done.

I did run out of the ivory yarn about 3 stripes from the end on the back--but was resourceful, and tea-dyed some J&S Shetland to nearly match Hanne's yarn. I'm knitting the XL size.

I still have the sleeves to finish, additional sleeve seaming and 2 pockets to knit and sewn in. Woot! Close to the end. Fit is acceptable, but on the large side. Large is better than small...

More photos and details on my blog: http://www.randomthreads.com/?p=290

5 comments:

fiberfanatic said...

Wow! Looks good! I'd like to see it on you!

LUL said...

It looks great.

Vivian said...

This is beautiful! At the moment, I'm pretty sure mine will hit the terrible twos :-) I noticed you have a nice label, can you share where you got it from? It really adds a nice touch to the sweater.

Ellen said...

You're sweater is beautiful and I love the colorway! I'm sorry you ran out of wool. I'm working on the hat, Stella, and it doesn't look like I'm going to make it with the tweed wool. Can you tell me how you tea dyed the shetland?

once upon a sheep...now upon my needles said...

I am also an XL and am currently working on Promenade. Have you tried any other XL Hanne's???? I'd love to do Ballerina but am not sure it will fit