Sunday, January 27, 2008


Good day ladies

I have just become an HF follower. I bought the Mermaid design on Friday last week and have just knitted the first flaired piece. I am however, concerned because the pattern does not ask for decreasing anymore over the shoulder! Should I be decreasing somewhere still? I am knitting the large design. I have also contacted Amy for the spreadsheet as I have been working off my own charts - making these before I attack each section - but this slant issue is troubling me.

Friday, January 25, 2008


I'm playing with Tutti-Frutti, changing it for a baby boy instead of a baby girl. I'm about half-way down the back, then will do the sleeve ends, neck bands, seams and sew in the ends. I'm toying with the idea of a small gusset along the side/arm seams, in the black. Thoughts?

Friday, January 18, 2008

On the home straight (aka Taming the Beast that is Promenade)

Here's my Promenade. I like to tell myself I'm on the home straight (well, the left front, anyhow). The bunched up bit at the top of the photo is said left front still on the needles, about 20 rows from completion. Completing it is, however, not going to be a quick job. Each row still takes about 20 minutes (the stitch count is still somewhere over 400 I think) but it gets less with every alternate row decrease. Hurray! Anyway, it's an easy, if somewhat frustrating knit. The frustrating bit is solely down to the sheer numbers of stitches per row. But no need for a spreadsheet (I'm sure Amy will be delighted!)

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Pagode Fixed

Back in August I discovered a glaring error that I made way back on my Pagode, so I ripped out almost the entire piece and here is now fixed version.

Blogger is not letting me do a "before and after" side by side comparison, so if you want to see what I fixed, you have to click on this link.

I think the ivory now looks much better with yellow and blue and wheat compliment each other too. I even remembered to mark the pocket this time.

For those of you on Ravelry, my ID is bitsnpieces, and I'm in the Hanne Falkenberg Fan group as well.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Da Capo Twinset

I wrote last spring about my plan to create a sleeveless sweater to coordinate with my Da Capo, using the extra yarn. After a long summer break (when it was too hot to think about wool) and two unsuccesful tries on the shoulder straps, I finished this in the early hours of 2008.