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Monday, September 24, 2007

Coming of age Part II

Last week, I posted that my knitting had come of age. This was because I had decided to forego cost for quality when choosing the yarn for my Central Park Hoodie.

I think I'm going to reneg on that, ie, I don't think my knitting has come of age....yet! I've decided that I will know that it has when I feel competent enough to attempt Eunny Jang's Deep V Argyle Vest. I am desperate to knit this! Quite apart from the fact that I've not really attempted any colourwork, there is steeking involved! Yikes!!

This has been brought on by a friend at work. Twice now I've seen her wearing a lovely v neck argyle tank top and admired it from afar. Well today I plucked up the courage to ask her where she got it from. It was from Boden but what I was really interested in what the inside as it was clearly knit by machine. It was of course very neat but did resemble the back of colourwork I've seen knit by hand.

So, my new years resolution is going to be to attempt some colourwork in preparation! I say New Years Resolution as I definately have enough projects lined up to keep me busy til then! Maybe even 2009!

5 comments:

Queen of the froggers said...

Eunnys patterns are so well written that I am sure you will be able to do it. Practice on a small swatch then go for it!!

Tusa said...

I say just go for it otherwise you will always put it off.

Thanks for your encouragement by the way. And when can we meet???

blog-blethers said...

So agree with you on the Argyle vest - its stunning! I'm hiding behind you on the steeking - the prospect scares the life out of me;) Maybe we should both confront our (knitterly)fears together;)??? I scrolled down through your blog and have fallen in love with the Donegal Irish Tweed. I've seen this on eBay and am so, so tempted...

Fiona said...

Go for it with the colour work. I love intarsia and fairisle.

Jo028 said...

I'm too scared to try colourwork, I made a tank in Limbo Mexico self-patterning yarn, no-one will ever know...will they :)