Monday, May 19, 2014

Knitting holiday

As much as I love to be out in the garden, my body does not agree. So today I'm taking advantage of the holiday to do nothing but sit and knit, so I'm functional enough to head back to the office tomorrow.

I've dedicated most of may knitting time to Sauble Sunset and I'm making some great progress.
Which I'd be able to show you if someone didn't have to be a photo-bomber...
That's better. I love how the colour of this yarn changes with the light. Inside, it's a deep dark wine purple, outside in the sunlight, it's this rich berry shade.

If I was following the pattern to the letter, I'd be at the point where I should be decreasing for the neck.But I'm not.

1) I'm busty, and as written, the pattern just won't cut it.
2) I'm making this as a "cover-up" for some of my sundresses that I can't currently wear to work, so I need more coverage.

That means making the bodice deeper and the neckline a bit higher. Which in turn means I'll be decreasing for the neckline about the same time I divide for the arm holes. Just a few more inches, and once I get to that  point, I think this thing is going to fly!

8 comments:

Minding My Own Stitches said...

The yarn colours are gorgeous. And what a pleasure to see Tux looking so comfortably at ease :)

Bridget said...

It looks like that is gonna be beautiful - I love the stitch pattern!

(Hi Tux!)

Araignee said...

I'd admire your ability to modify patterns to fit your body. I've got a closet full of things that don't fit.

Delusional Knitter said...

Beautiful, that yarn is lovely. I love Tux photo bombs!

Rachelle said...

I adore that colour! Really looking forward to seeing the finished item.

kathy b said...

I am most impressed by knitters who can alter the pattern so the garment truly fits them. Love your kitty

Chrisknits said...

The color is gorgeous!! Makes me want to rethink my no purple rule.

Frieda said...

That is a gorgeous shade of purple ! Tux certainly looks appreciative ...