Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Other vacation knitting

Somehow I forgot to put my NSSC pattern in my vacation bag, so I only got to the part where you cast on a few more stitches at the armhole before splitting off the sleeves from the body. I sorta remembered the number of stitches, but I didn't want to take a chance and have to rip back.

And I finally finished the back of my Kyoto! I know I've said I like seaming, but I've thought better of it and modified the back to put in short row shaping instead of binding off stair step fashion so I could do a three needle bind off on the shoulders. I decided to go this route after reading a thread on the knitty board that the 3 needle bind off is stronger for the shoulders. And with the 100% mercerized cotton only going to get heavier, I figured it would be a good idea.

And no vacation trip to the cabin is complete without a visit to Wally World. I finally bought myself 4 balls of Peaches & Cream, 2 in Fiesta Ombre and 2 in the Potpourri Ombre (as those were the only 2 color selections I liked from what they had) to knit something from Mason-Dixon Knitting. I had bought the book from Costco awhile ago, but hadn't gotten around to knitting anything from the book. I had been wanting to knit either the ball band washcloth or the fun baby bib as my first MDK project, but the baby bib won out, mainly 'cause I remembered how to start the bib pattern as I didn't have the book w/me on our trip. One of my cousin's will be having a boy in November so I figured the Fiesta ombre would be a good gender neutral yarn to knit the bib in. All I need now is to find some fun beach ball or gecko/lizard type button and I'm good to go.


Kel said...

Love how the ombre pooled in rainbow stripes on the bib. Have you checked out the Mason Dixon Knitalong? There are only like a bah-jillion knitters on it, but more washcloth inspiration than you will ever need! (I think I have to rip out my Kyoto sash. It's too big.)

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

tapmouse thought the striping on the strap portion was cool too. I've been checking out the KAL and am also debating on joining.

Bummer about the sash. Can't remember if I read it on the old Kyoto KAL or on the knitty board archives, but a lot of Kyoto knitters had issues w/the double seed sash gauge matching up w/the St st body. Am very tempted to pick up & knit the sash from the body directly to avoid this problem.