Sisyphus Knits

Sunday, July 27, 2008

bibi 005

bibi 005
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I finished & blocked Bibi; one of my kids is modeling it for me, doesn't she look thrilled?

Details: I went down a needle size to get gauge, 5s and 4s instead of 6s and 5s. I knit the medium size & I did need 6 skeins; ran out of the fifth on the final decrease round. This was an easy, quck knit but I really like how it came out, the neckline looks good and lays flat and the decrease rounds towards the end give it a nice shape.

Instead of binding off the underarm stitches, I put them on waste yarn and kitchenered together at the end because I stink at seaming.

All in all I'm really happy with this sweater; I'll probably wear it to work on Friday with some dark trouser style jeans I have.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Bibi for Meme

I bought this pattern here as soon as I saw it posted and the following weekend I went to my LYS and bought the suggested yarn mmm Noro. Cast on shortly thereafter and got lots of stockinette done on our roadtrip to Niagara Falls last weekend (I will post pictures of that as soon as we find the computer cord to my oldest daughter's camera, where all the pictures are stuck right now.) I am hoping to finish by next weekend so I can wear it to the Midwest Folk and Fiber Art Fair. I also finished the pom peds for my oldest, pattern is free and here, I substituted Koigu for the recommended yarn (cause I couldn't find it locally) and I really loved the color combo in the original Purl Bee Post.