I think I like it. This is a pretty good picture of the color although it is a bit more vibrant in real life. I am knitting size Medium–sort of. Really it is somewhere between the M and the L since I added some extra rows and increases. I am attempting to cater the fit to me and am going to make several adjustments to the pattern in order to do so. I am going to try short row increases at the bust and add more decreases at the waist. The beauty of this sweater is that I will be able to try it on as I go so I can frog if something doesn’t work out.
I finished the left panel of Rambling Rose and I think it looks awesome. My only worry is that it looks a bit small. I hope I don’t end up with a too petite sweater. That would make me sad. Here is a peek at the rose pattern. I only added one of the roses so far–just to see how it looks.
I am aware that I walk a thin line with this sweater. It could either turn out vintage and anthropologie-esqe looking or it could look really antiquated and grandma-like. Obviously I am hoping for the former.
Finally, indecision…I have been having some second thoughts on my first Amazing Lace project. I know I said I was going to knit the Baltic Sea Stole but now I am debating if I should begin with it since I realized I don’t have enough of the yarn I was going to use. So now I am thinking it might be fun to find yarn for the stole at the Estes Park Wool Market. But then the official start of the Amazing Lace was yesterday and I can’t wait weeks to start. I don’t know why this project has been so difficult for me to make a decision on. I keep seeing more and more lace projects that I want to knit. Sometimes I feel panicked like I have to get them knitted soon or the good projects will go away or I will forget all the projects that I want to knit. I know, I am silly. I am now thinking I might start with something smaller…perhaps the Trellis Scarf from spring ’06 Interweave. I have two very different yarns I could use for this scarf.
Kaalund Expressions in Silky Oak:
Anne, Schaefer Yarns in unique colorway:
Both are stunning yarns that I love. Which would you pick?
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Wow, your Rambling Rose looks just great! I can’t even imagine that I will ever get that far with mine! It’s taking ages to knit!
And I think you should go with Anne from Shaefer, I loved that colour combination!
Good luck with Green Gables!
If I were you, I’d use the first yarn and save the Schaefer Anne for socks! I know the stuff almost feels too nice for socks, but they turn out SO lovely.
Shaeffer Anne is fabulous but I will tell you that Plain and Fancy Wool has a soft and beautifully dyed lace weight that is wonderful. She only sells at Estes and Taos Wool Markets. Brooks Farm also has very nice yarn for lace. You will find all sorts of unique yarns in Estes.
My vote is the Kaalund. Because I am a solid color lace Nazi.
Rambling Rose is looking beautiful.
That green Gables looks like it fits perfect so far and Rambling Rose is looking great too. I love how they paired that cardi with the sleek pencil skirt, it makes it look very vintage-elegant. It could also be cute with some capris, I think you’ll get lots of wear out of it, it doesn’t strike me as grannyish! I’d pick the Kaalund for the scarf, I love how light and airy the color looks, perfect for a lace pattern. The Schaefer is stunning, I’d save that for some luxurious socks maybe.
Both sweaters are looking great! Love the colors!
well..what are you missing most in your shawl wardrobe? a beautiful lustrous neutral or some vibrant color?
your green gables is coming out very nicely, and *wow the rambling rose is gorgeous, gorgeous!
i would probably go for the Kaalund Expressions probably because im in the mood myself for more solid colour lace, but they are both really lovely colours. x
I think how your rose sweater ends up looking really depends on what you wear it with. As far as an anthro look, I could see it over a cutie dress with a full skirt. But really, it’s such a beautiful pattern!
Just go yarn shopping–you know you want to! 😉
Green gables looks nice.
By the way, you’re posts are coming up mighty strange in bloglines.
I love the Green Gables ~that sweater is one of the things that makes me have knitting envy (clearly the green kind.)
Anne! Anne! Anne! Trust me, it’s not just for socks anymore!