Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Plethorific!

Ooh, I actually have some stuff to say and show today!

First, I acquired a copy of Elizabeth Zimmermann's 'Knitting Without Tears' yesterday. And then I read it, which has lead me to a few more points.
A) I am quite fond of her chatty writing style. It is nice, and I find it MUCH easier to follow than some other knitting books.
B) I will be making a Saddle-Shouldered Sweater, as per EZ. Well, I plan to. See below.

Second, I acquired a good wad of Madarin Soft cotton from a wonderful local lady. I received enough for a sweater. But not all in one colour, but in two: green and grey. She suggested alternating them row by row. It doesn't turn out stripey, and looks very nice. However, I got thinking. Saddle-shoulder + two colours, hmmm. I am thinking about doing the sleeves/shoulder portion in the grey, and the body in the green. The colours are slightly off below, they are a shade darker and richer, but you get the idea. Any thoughts or warnings?



Third, I got one of the currently unshowable projects done and done! Still can't show that one though.

Fourth and finally, Anyone remember the snow tigers? Well I finished them a week ago, but alack and alas, I couldn't tell you about it, because the recipient, Ms. H. checks in here now and then, and well, I wanted it to be a surprise for various reasons. These are they!



They were very well received. (glad you like them, kiddo!) A really straightforward and easy to knit design, except for the fact that a certain someone requested stripes. Which was in fact a pleasant challenge.

I do have one question for all the bloggers out there. Prior to my switching to New Blogger, I would be able to reply to individuals by e-mail when they commented. I can no longer do this! (and I miss that ability, I liked being able to respond to everyone) Is this just part of New Blogger, or is there some setting I have overlooked? Help!!!!!!!!!

I leave you with one very pleased looking Princetonian. (You said this was OK by you, lemme know if you want me to get rid off it)

6 comments:

sko_G knits said...

hey you know, that's the same exact thing i had a gripe about with the new blogger too!! please share if you DO find out. oh, but how will you contact me? hahahaha. skogknits (at) gmail

btw, the snow tigers look great!!

KnitXcorE said...

yeah i wpuld love to be able to reply to my comments... i didn't know that i could do it with old blogger. your knucks look sweeeeet!

melissa said...

i had the same problem! it was so annoying! i recently installed halo scan for my comments instead, since it tells you the commenter's email and you can reply to comments that way. the only downside to THAT, and it's something i didn't know beforehand, is that it makes all your blogger comments disappear from your blog, which kind of bummed me out. but there's an option for you.

dickie said...

i really like the color combination with the cotton. it doesn't look stripey at all!

Adam said...

The cotton colors go great together, I especially love your idea of one color for the body and one for the saddle and sleeves. I really love those color combinations in sweaters.

Great job on the knucks too, they look awesome!

Anonymous said...

Here is a link to an interesting article in Knitty about color theory. After reading it, I'm looking at your sweater colors and wondering if they're the same shade.

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/FEATcolortheory.html

Danny