Monday, February 9, 2015

We interrupt our regularly scheduled project...

It took a while but I finally started making progress on my adult (grown up person) version of the Baby Rocks Vintage sweater using my handspun alpaca, angora, merino yarn. 
This section was knitted side to side and then I knitted a section below to finish out the bodice. I didn't want to do just a plain stockinette for that section and, since the skirt part is going to be lace, I decided to try something different. 

I knitted one round and then on the second round, I used twisted stitches (knit though the back loop) and repeated the 2 rows. Ancient Egyptian knitting used this twisted stitch frequently and I like the texture. 

It makes a really interesting woven texture that I like a lot. 

Lots of progress, right?  You'd think so until you realize that I still need to finish spinning the merino/silk yarn for the skirt. Here's what it looks like right now. 
There may yet be some work left to do.