Thursday, May 19, 2005

Is Anyone Still Working on Tempting?

I haven't seen a post recently on everyone's progress on Tempting. How's everyone doing. I was away for almost two weeks in training for work and also traveling in NYC with my bf. I did get to work on Tempting somewhat and have a little bit of progress to show. I'm at 12 inches now and only 3 more to go before I begin working on the sleeves. I see all these people out in blog-land who say Tempting is such a fast and easy knit, which it is simple, since it is such a K2,P2 ribbing, but I am finding it a bit tedious. It seems like I can knit and knit, but I barely make any progress. But I know I'm in the home stretch now, less than 10 inches to go on the whole thing before I'm done.

Here's a picture of my progess thus far:
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I guess that's about it. I'm going to try and work on it some more tonight to make every so slowly progress.

Talk to you all later,

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

I finished Tempting today!!

I used the recommended needles, and got on gauge with GGH Samoa. I started on April 23rd, and finished today. I liked the three needle bind off-someone said it'd be a welcome break to the ribbing, and they were right.

I used the striping instructions given here, only repeated it once, though, and for decreasing instead of eyelets, I knit only two, two and a half inches of yoke, then purled 2 every other purl set, did a straight row of knitting the knits, then purling the purls, then purled 2 the remaining 2 purl sets, then knit 4, purl 1 for a row or two, then Knit 2 together every 8 stitches (or as close as I could get while still purling the remaining purls. Then I bound off.

I would have increased the space between the k2 togethers, like every 14 stitches or so, if I had know it would have made Tempting cropped and cap sleeved, but still, I really really like how it came out.

Monday, May 02, 2005


I am finally done!

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Yarn: Katia Diana
Needles: Size 6 Circs & DPN's
Ribbon: Something from my LYS

Ok, it gets a little boring after a while, but I love the way that this came out. If I were to do this again, I think I would decrease after a few rounds from attaching the arms. I would also lengthen the arms a little bit more.

All in all, a pretty easy project!