16
July
2006

More Places I’ve Knit….

What’s that project you say? It’s the Ballerina Camisole from the latest MagKnits. I saw it, I liked it, I noticed that it used Knit Picks Shine Sport, which gave me an excuse to order the Options needles. So I did. And I sat around at a party chatting with people yesterday and started it.

So far, I’ve got about 7 inches knit:

Yes, I’m totally loving the needles. Well, I’m not really noticing the needles. So as far as I’m concerned, they’re perfect. Actually, that’s not quite true, every once in a while, I notice how pointy the needles are. So very pointy! And the best part? When I finished the ribbed hem and had to switch to larger needles, there was no two-circular awkwardness, I simply changed the tips!

Also, I started this with a tubular cast-on. In the past, I worked the one described in the back of Interweave Knits. It was fiddly and always a little too loose. This time, I grabbed Nancie Wiseman’s “The Knitter’s Book of Finishing Techniques” where she uses a provisional cast-on to start it. I liked it much better than the one in Interweave. And it looks so good:

In other news, I finished the principal knitting on my Rock and Weave socks today. I have some ends to weave in, and I need some buttons. But they fit! So I’ll get some buttons and then give them a proper post of their own.



5 comments

  1. keri:

    Very pretty color, and the knit picks needles look great, I really enjoyed your review!

  2. Charity:

    I love the Ballerina sweater - I’ve been thinking about it myself, but I gave in to Sizzle instead. :-) Glad you’re enjoying the new needles, they sound really nice.

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