Thursday, January 26, 2006

Must-See Knitting



This is Rogue at row 37 (the bottom photo is closer to the actual color)

Alright, E, I decided to step it up tonight, and spent all evening with dear sweet Rogue and her beautiful hood. Now, I consider myself to be a fairly fast knitter, but these "advanced cables," oh, man. They really take something outta me. I get all tense, and my tongue snakes out and gets itself lodged between my teeth, and I only hear about 2/3 of anything said to me...yeah, I am a sloooow cabler.

I began at row 37, and made it to row 50. Aside from eating, and talking on the phone to S's sister for quite a while, what I did most of the evening was knit. Cables. On Rogue. And I got 13 rows done. The good news is, in order to make our mark, I only need to knit 10 more rows (only, hee, hee). The bad news is, you, E, are already there, which means we may just step up the goal for the week (which would be nice, because I have been entertaining the idea of joining the Yarn Harlot's Knitting Olympics, trying to do Fair Isle socks, so getting Rogue done will free me up for that). Whew!

Tomorrow is another night, though, and another dozen or so rows at least. The cabling is getting more gorgeous by the second - when I do a few rows, and then kind of take a step back to look at the whole thing, I get proud, and amazed. What a pattern!



And this is Rogue at row 50

3 comments:

Wool Girl said...

And it's so beautiful! I am so impressed!

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Emily said...

You rock!

christina said...

Hi Shannon! This is Christina, Nicole's sister. I am gobsmacked by the Rogue - amazing work!!! Our conversation was so inspiring, and I began knitting my first sock! I am still getting the hang of the DPNs and am eager to try on circulars, but I really want to get a pair done on DPNs under my belt.
I have been dreaming of the yarn that you used to knit the Kiri (incredible, by the way - I was gushing about it to my mom) what yarn did you use (if you don't mind me asking)?
I am still thinking of doing my own blog, but am wary of not being able to devote enough time to it. We'll see. Sorry to ramble. Thanks to you guys for having a great blog!
Greetings from Munich! Christina