Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Knitting just for the heck of it

Ever since Eunny published her Deep Argyle Vest pattern, I've been itching to try it out. But the search for suitable yarn has so far been unfruitful...should I go with Dale of Norway Heilo? Or Rowanspun DK? Briggs and Little Regal? Ah... choices. So while I wait to make a decision.. I decided to just knit a practice swatch with whatever I have.. you know.. just to see what it's like..

Knit knit knit.. ah.. crap.. I'm knitting too tightly.. I need to loosen up my tension...
Knit knit knit.. ooh.. check out that argyle pattern...
Knit knit knit.. Oi.. I have gone this far.. might as well go all the way..
Knit knit knit.. yea.. I should totally practice steeking on this while I'm at it...

Yea..this thing definitely won't fit me when I'm through with it.. but who cares? I knit for fun. And this sure is fun.. and when I finally decide on a suitable yarn, you can be sure that I will have gotten the steeking down pat. Oh.. the yarn is KnitPick's Palette by the way, in Blush and Fog. Sz 3 needles.. Photos taken under natural light.


Blogger eunny said...

Sweet fancy Moses, that's some swatch!

I'm so excited to see how it turns out - it looks great so far.


12:16 PM  
Blogger keohinani said...

i love eunny's pattern! i find myself in a yarn debate for this pattern, too.
the knit picks palette is nice...i've always wanted to see more examples of it knit up. that's quite a practice swatch!
i get myself into more projects doing "practice swatch" knitting. hah! kind of a "foot in the door" psychology at work here; telling yourself "i've gone this far, might as well go all the way" sounds all too familiar.

12:22 PM  
Anonymous Angela said...

I'm all about big swatches! How's the Renaissance Tunic coming?

1:02 PM  
Anonymous Purly Whites said...

So pretty! Grey and pink are such a good color combination. And highly underutilized, in my opinion.

Good luck with the yarn search. I'd keep at it until you find something you totally love.

1:02 PM  
Anonymous Kelly said...

Oooh! I love it. It definitely sounds like you're a process knitter. If this is the practice, I can't wait to see th real thing.

1:10 PM  
Blogger loopylulu said...

Those colors are really cute!! They match your blog!

1:34 PM  
Blogger Steph said...

What great swatch, I hope I'll have that much patience. The colors of the Heilo yarn are great, but where will you find the Rowanspun, isn't it discontinued? And though I haven't seen them in person, the Rowan Scottish Tweed colors look beautiful too, might be worth checking out.

1:47 PM  
Blogger yahaira said...

yay for pink and grey! a fab color combo.
keep searching for the perfect yarn, it's out there.

2:22 PM  
Blogger Cara said...

I'm having the same issue; I want to find just the perfect yarn for that vest, you know? And then, I'll have to decide on colors... Oy vey.

At any rate, your swatch looks great, and it;s got me thinking how much use I could get out of a grey and pink vest.

2:28 PM  
Blogger marirob said...

Tee hee! I love your "swatch" - you've definitely got the pattern down. Gives me hope that when I start it I can actually do it!

3:18 PM  
Blogger Cutie said...

that is so many kinds of beautiful. Wow. I totally have to make this vest now!

6:27 AM  
Blogger BoOnEyGoObErt said...

hey there! I just stumbled across your site and I looove your stuff! If you don't mind me asking...where did u get the pattern for the "boobholder" you made in 2005? It's sooo cute!! Love your stuff! so precious!

6:13 PM  
Blogger jacqueline said...

pity it won't fit you....because it is one fancy smanchy swatch you've been knitting!

love it and i can't wait to see the real mccoy.

6:30 PM  

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