Sunday, July 15, 2012

QAL

You might think that I've been doing nothing but sewing lately, but you would be wrong.

I've finally finished the first pattern repeat of my Queen Anne's Lace, so the flower and diamond pattern is apparent now.  I love this sweater!  I'm so glad Linda convinced me to pick it up.


I have to do one more repeat of this motif and then another six rows before starting the armhole steeks - that makes a total of 50 rows.  I'm hoping to get to that point by the beginning of September.   I'd really like to be wearing this sweater this fall.

My "knitting station" - a.k.a. the couch

The piece measures about 10" at this point.  It's becoming kind of hot to work on it!  But I'm persevering.


I gave it a good steaming this morning so I could see the fabric as it will be when the sweater is finished.  That's one of the things I love about steam blocking!

  
"Artsy shot"

In less happy news, I think my computer may have died.  I'm going to set up some posts for the next few days, but that combined with Niecey-poo coming tomorrow may make posting sporadic for a while.

Ready for the next repeat!


25 comments:

  1. I'm not complaining about the sewing, I love seeing it! Although I'm in complete awe of this sweater, the complexity of the pattern is just lovely! I also love the "knitting station", very nice : )

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    1. I've said it before and I'll say it again: Alice Starmore is a genius!

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  2. Wow, I can't get over how amazing this pattern is! A few years ago I never would have believed that a human could knit something so gorgeous! I'm really amazed by your skills!!

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    1. Oh, and have a great time with your niece!!

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    2. Thanks! For me it speaks more to my concentration skills (which are tenuous) than to my knitting skills!

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  3. Wow, that is really looking amazing! I'm inspired to do some more colorwork soon. I was thinking of doing the Autumn Rose pullover for Ravelympics this year . . . .

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    1. I love that sweater! It's on my queue. One day . . .

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  4. Enjoy each and every post, Gail.
    I, too, am in awe of your knitting project.
    Wonderful, wonderful work. Tension is fantastic.

    Have a very nice visit with your niece - the two of you will enjoy each other's company to learn of each other's current activities.

    love and hugs

    ! ! ! ! Computers ! ! ! !

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    1. I'm so looking forward to spending time with her! She's my little buddy!

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  5. That is a beautiful pattern and I love the colors you choose. This will be a masterpiece!

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    1. I didn't even choose the colors! They're the original colors Starmore used!

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  6. this is gorgeous, really stunning! have fun with your niece also!

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  7. One day, Gail, I will attempt some color work like your gorgeous sweater. It is amazing!

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  8. Tee hee, I thought "QAL" meant "quilt along" and thought you had picked up yet another craft. That sweater is looking awesome!

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    1. Oh, funny! I didn't even think of that! Queen Anne's Lace is just too much to type! Although . . . I have been thinking of making a quilt.

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  9. Wow - that is a SERIOUS bit of knitting you have there!

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    1. Definitely not "social knitting," that's for sure!

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  10. Your QAL is coming along so beautifully, excellent choice of colors! And so much work! You're a great colorwork knitter.

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  11. Wow, very impressive! I keep trying to psych myself up for colorwork and then retreating back into self-striping socks.

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    1. There's definitely a lot to be said for mindless knitting! I have a very limited attention span for this - I can do about 4 rows a day, max.

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  12. This is craaaazy, lol! Crazy cool :)

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