Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Ribby Pulli is done!!!

Finally! It is done. I have been wearing it all day and I love it.
I wish I had stuck with it and finished it sooner.
Remind me of that next time I get bored with a project halfway through. OK, maybe don't.

I decided on the roll neck and no the neck doesn't really sit like that - it is the top I am wearing underneath that has bunched up.


Ribby Pulli by Bonnie Marie Burns
I lengthened the body and added a ribbed roll neck instead of the patterns funnel neck.
Cascade heathers yarn purchased at I used 5 and a bit skeins.
Knit on 4mm addi turbos

Update on Miss B's request:

Incredible amounts of grovelling have happened. Incredibly amusing reasons as to why I should knit her a black jumper and she shouldn't have to knit it have also been forthcoming.
Reasons such as " But it's 'special'(insert sing-song voice) when you make it."
Accompanied by grins and giggles as she gets more outrageous with her sucking up.

I'm a suck. Yarn has been ordered.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Miss B's Request

Miss B has requested that I knit her a jumper.

She would like it to be black and it would have a lot of ribbing.

I am considering it.

Absolute craziness.

Friday, October 19, 2007

That feels so much better.....

After being annoyed with the Ribby Pulli for so long, it feels incredibly freeing to have ripped back, fixed and gotten it back onto the needles.
I am up to the neck shaping now, sooooo close to being done.

The next dilemma comming up is the neck. I am not sure if I want to go with the funnel neck in the pattern or if I will change it to a ribbed roll neck.

Any thoughts?

I started the Madder Ribbed Socks from Knitting Vintage Socks - Nancy Bush

The yarn is Hot Socks by Lincraft. While not a spectacular yarn it is a ginormous improvement over spotlight's adore yarn.

I am enjoying this, it is ribbed, but not so ribbed that it is killing my hands ribbed.

Recent discussions about random balls of yarn and teaching a friend to crochet has inspired be to pick up the hook again.

This will be a scrappy blanket.
Blues, blacks, greys.

No particular method or order in colour sequence - I will keep going till I am either sick of using a particular colour or run out.

No timeframe for finishing.

Simply a way to make use of those random balls of yarn that aren't enough to make anything out of.

Saturday, October 13, 2007


Mainly due to distract myself from how much I had just ripped back on the ribby pulli I finished some other projects.

Pink Striped Beanie

Pink Striped Scarf. This used the same yarn, same dyelot - very different results from the two balls of yarn.
One side has very long repeats of colour and the other stripes frequently as it did in the beanie.

And Patonyle socks. I love these.

Bright and happy and so, so soft.

I think I can face putting the Ribby Pulli back on the needles now :)

Friday, October 05, 2007

Ribby Pulli - Progress???

This is how close to being done the Ribby Pullover was on Tuesday night.

I tried it on and love it.

All except the mis matching ribs where the body and arms meet.
The ribs are out by one stitch and in my more" fudge it" moods I figure my hair will cover the bits I am not happy with.

In reality I know I wont wear it like this and not being totally happy with it is the main reason I haven't finished it.


Time to rip.