Saturday, October 3, 2009

One Down

I'm still plowing through Lillian. If you missed my previous post about this pattern, go check it out. If you enjoy cables, this one is a must-knit. Gorgeous design, great pattern. The pattern has already been published, but I said I'd have it done in three weeks and I'll...have it done in a little more than three weeks. This is the first sleeve. It looks a little funky unblocked, but I wanted to show you the cool cable design. (That little extra piece at the top is because it's a saddle shoulder. That's the saddle. I've never made one of these before, so I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out.)

See how the "rope" travels around the sleeve? I love that. I also love that the sleeves are mostly stockinette, because even though the body cables were superb, I was ready for a break. The sleeves have just the right amount of cabling. I was able to finish this one while watching Sons of Anarchy last night (it's on past our bedtime, so we record it and watch it later), and I only messed up once.

I have a cold and I don't feel much like getting off the sofa, so I should be able to get this one done in a couple more days. FO post soon!


Renee said...

Gorgeous pattern!
Hope you feel better soon, we've all had our butts kicked with sick the last days too.
Happy knitting!

Rose said...

Gorgeous color!

Melanie said...

Beautiful sleeve and terrific Berlin wall story. That must have a been a really great class afterwards... I remember that next day in school our math teacher suffered a nervous breakdown: he had spent the night with his sick mother and missed everything. He was an active party member and Stasi "Inoffizieller Mitarbeiter", and when he was told about the Berlin wall by a bunch of euphoric teenagers he just lost it.

Did you find foreign language books for Kindle? Have you already read Sebald's Austerlitz? That's my favorite German book of recent years.

Get well!

Melissa Morgan-Oakes said...

Cables are lovely...
And the only lavender caveat I know of is "don't eat it if you're allergic.". The French is nicer for culinary, I think.

Unknown said...

I like your colour choice and look forward to seeing Lilian finished.