Tuesday, April 12, 2005

This is my rayon chenille sweater. It is knit with two strands of rayon chenille held together, because it was very thin stuff. The bottom has two repeats of a lace design which was my first attempt at lace. I learned a lot about using markers liberally, after I had to rip it out a couple of times when I was interrupted in my counting. Thank goodness for plain knit rows in between!! Once I got the hang of it,it was a lot of fun. I'm planning to dye this one of my many favorite shades of blue.

After dying, my rayon sweater is very comfortable to wear and just the right shade of blue. I'm very pleased with it. It's time to make another one!!

Here is the beginning of my diagonal sweater. It's made from Sheaffer yarns,"Elaine" in the colorway Spanky, with a little bit of left over Mr. funny. I'm kind of playing around with the design geometry and having a lot of fun with it.

Here is my nearly finished diagonal sweater. I got inspired when I saw one made by Jan Poll on the Internet, and wanted to make my own. By the time I received her pattern in the mail, I was merrily along and nearly finished with my version of the sweater. Amazingly we had used entirely different techniques for creating a very similar shape. Because I don't enjoy sewing up pieces, my sweater is created in one piece from the top down. I'm still debating whether to add a zipper to the front, or a button band and buttons. I think it may also need some cuffs. Ah, the fun of designing!!