Sunday, February 1, 2015

Asta, in progress

 
 
 
I'm in the grips of colorwork; color everything, really (wait until you hear the story of that rug up there) and that clever girl Kate Davies has me fully in her yokey clutches. This is Asta Sollilja, halfway up the first sleeve and now I'm racing breathlessly toward the yoke, trying to get there before I forget what I learned last time in case I need it again. The stranded colorwork yoke is the exciting part, the big frosting rose at the corner of the cake.

This unrelentingly cold winter will not get me down. The days are getting longer now. Somewhere behind this murky, ornery sky, I know the sun is there. I'm going to put on some Stevie Ray Vaughan and make brownies today, and knit this gray-with-bits-of-yellow sleeve, and then the other sleeve after that.

 

 

18 comments:

  1. Some kind of speed knitting going on at yours then! It looks lovely. It's amazing to think that the things we knit now are little pieces of social history which we will hopefully keep for a very long time. The Fair Isle Yoke has been around for a very long time too. I wonder whether the women who first sat and knitted them up on that wild, windswept and far off island for bartering purposes mostly, would ever have thought that they would still be in fashion now and globally at that. Great job.

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  2. Gee, I wish I knew how you get so much .done! I guess I always leave my hobby until everything else is done, and then hardly get to it; I can't seem to sort that out.
    You do some nice work, although my favorite posts of you are the sewing and dyeing ones! Fran in Calgary (very cold and snowy.)

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  3. I crave colour at this time of your - I just have to look a little harder to find it! Would love to hear the story of the rug and looking forward to seeing the completed jumper x Jane

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  4. Stevie Ray Vaughn, brownies and knitting all in one day! That sounds like heaven:)

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  5. Beautiful sweater Kristen. I love the color work it's all so beautiful. Can't believe how fast you knit. I wish I had more time. My daughter graduates this year and is going to college ... I think I will gap have more time next year but want to spend as much time as I can with her this year... Then my son's turn is the year after and I think I will do nothing but knit when they are gone :( love, love, the sweater.

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  6. I love the colour choice and your stitches look so nice and even! I'm very bad at colourwork. Can't wait to read the story of the rug.

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  7. Hello Kristen! You are truly amazing!!! I love your knitting and this is another exciting pattern! <3
    Enjoy!!!
    Ingrid xx
    http://myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be

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  8. It's looking great - currently obsessing about greys and yellows

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  9. Oh, lots of good things going on at your house! That touch of yellow is a grand choice for the marvelous Kate Davies design you are knitting. Brownies and Stevie Ray on the side...my goodness! xo

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  10. Another beautiful knit on the needles. I'd love to see your closet. I bet it's full of all the great sweaters you've made over the years.
    And then you had to mention brownies.......

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  11. Me encanta! Te felicito! Me gusta mucho tu blog!
    Cariños Vicky.

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  12. Stunning sweater, I love the colour combination, a real delight.

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  13. Stevie Ray Vaughan and brownies; LOVE it!

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  14. "My baby in the white boots"
    wearing a fair-isle sweater
    yellow on gray—
    And days are getting longer.

    ROCK ON, SISTER
    x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x

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  15. Wow this sweater looks gorgous already! Can't wait to see it finished. I'm also a great fan of fair-isle and colorwork knitting. I should knit at least one color-work project yet before the winter is over.

    xxChristine

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  16. It is going to be good. Keep knitting the cold away. Jo x

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