Friday, August 29, 2008

knits & pieces...for real.

I started Assemblage this summer, and last time I talked about it all I had to show was some oatmeal-colored ribbing. (Snore.) Since then, I did actually get a lot more of the back completed, but it's still not very exciting.

Then I traveled. And I wanted some travel knitting. And I still wanted to work on Assemblage. So I started a sleeve, and brought a bunch of extra yarn. (I'm not afraid of flying, but I am afraid of running out of yarn while I'm flying.) When I got to the point in the sleeve where I had to shape the sleeve cap, I wasn't quite ready to move on. I hatehatehate sleeves that are just not quite long enough, so I wanted to do some measuring and comparing to other sweaters and holding up pieces of knitting to my own arms...and I didn't want to do all of that in the airport. So I started another sleeve! Now have three unfinished pieces of knitting on three different sets of needles and I feel a little crazy.

But starting another sleeve gave me the chance to work on the textured pattern again. I LOVE this pattern. I knit the cuffs longer than the pattern calls for just because I didn't want to stop knitting this gorgeous texture!

27 Comments:

Blogger Thea said...

that texture piece is gorgeous -- it's making me think twice about the pattern myself. I hope your yarn is soft and squishy...

10:40 PM  
Blogger Stacy said...

That texture piece is gorgeous!!

10:44 PM  
Blogger cosymakes said...

ha :)
and that texture is certainly to die for!

11:09 PM  
Blogger At Home Mommy Knits said...

That texture is beautiful. I'm with you, longer cuffs are definitely called for with texture like that :).

11:13 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Oh wow, that is absolutely beautiful. I haven't seen that pattern before (I have apparently been living under a rock)...

12:00 AM  
Blogger sweetp said...

Gorgeous! I love all of the patterns in the booklet. Such a shame they don't post internationally (plus exchange is not in my favour at the moment). Look forward to seeing more!!

1:56 AM  
Blogger kate said...

The yarn is perfect for that stitch. I can't wait to see the finished result!

8:07 AM  
Blogger amanda said...

good luck finishing - it sounds like you're almost there. i love the stitch pattern - it's very striking.

9:18 AM  
OpenID nessarenee said...

Oooh that is pretty!

I feel you on the sleeve length thing. Nothing worse that sleeves that are juuussst not quite the right length so you feel goofy wearing them ;)

Beautiful work though. I think I may just have to add this to my queue!

12:28 PM  
Blogger sheepish one said...

very, very pretty! i could understand your not wanting to stop the textured knit... i'm sure this will look amazing on you!

1:32 PM  
Blogger Michele said...

So pretty! Love the yarn color. Can't wait to see the finished product!

2:11 PM  
Blogger melissa said...

i love how your assemblage is coming along. the stitch pattern is so pretty!

2:35 PM  
Blogger Jodi said...

It's looking beautiful! I love your detailed photo of the stitch pattern -- I couldn't tell from the photos in the pattern booklet just how gorgeous it was.

Knitting with Jaeger EFM is wonderful. I think it has been discontinued, which is a real shame.

5:28 PM  
Blogger seashoreknits said...

loving the assemblage! i've got the exact same yarn in the exact same colorway and had already decided to use it on assemblage too! however, i've only got 10 balls of it and i know i'll need more. keep us posted on how much you end up using, ok? looking so good!!

10:51 PM  
Blogger nicole said...

I've been hankering to knit this for so long, and all because of that amazing texture!

Yours is turning out beautifully!

11:50 PM  
Blogger knitlit kate said...

that looks PERFECT. what is the name of the stitch? it's really so pretty and the light-colored yarn shows it off perfectly. also love the idea of making the cuffs longer...very chic. p.s. i am so with ya on the sleeve thing...esp the part about not wanting to do all the holding up, comparing...i have so been there! good call on starting the second sleeve...we will not be denied!!

8:20 AM  
Anonymous Maureen said...

I really love the color and the longer cuffs with that stitch pattern are just going to be gorgeous! And here's to knitting whatever part of the sweater you want, whenever you want! You'll get it all wrapped up eventually, so nevermind the path you took to the FO, right? :)

10:03 AM  
Blogger Yarn It said...

This is so simple and gorgeous! I love the texture. It will most likely be the next thing I cast on for! Can't wait to see your's finished up!

2:46 PM  
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11:38 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

I haven't seen that pattern, yet. It looks really cute. Your progress looks great so far. Very nice texture.

11:40 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

That is stunning! The texture!!!!!

8:25 AM  
Blogger clementintje said...

Hi Jenna,the texture looks fabulous!really love it.

P.S. your blog is amazing.

11:36 AM  
OpenID peacockchic said...

wow it is coming out WONDERFULLY!!! Love it!

10:20 PM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

Wow! The texture on that is unbelievable!

11:41 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

I love that stitch pattern--I have never seen anything like it before.

3:57 PM  
Blogger Siga said...

The texture is really great. Are those small bobbles inside? So cute!

6:03 AM  
Anonymous kris said...

pffft woking on three pieces at the same time is just normal behaviour in my book! ;)

that texture is incredible indeed. the colour is perfect for it, too!

8:49 AM  

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