Wednesday, February 03, 2016

random knits, banging out a sweater


This is Meltwater  from Elizabeth Elliott Knits, just brand new released today on Ravelry from that link. One of four stunning designs I shot for her last month--others releasing in the weeks to come. If you are looking for a quick happy-making bulky knit and aren't feverishly Banging out a Sweater, this is the what you need to get on the needles right now. 

Speaking of random,  I am astounded by the assortment that accumulates on my kitchen table each day. I am a natural clutterer. It's cleared after breakfast and by 4 pm...not clear. Recently: the teal indigo mass on the left is now a blocked but not yet fringed shawl. The mug on the right is my new favorite item--a gift from my sister who was in South Africa last summer.The rest is typical. Stuff. 
And speaking of the sweater banging-- my Frank Stella inspired Stopover is coming along nicely.   I got most of a sleeve done on the train in and out of NYC yesterday. I forced myself to knit continental on  it while riding south yesterday morning,  which neatly does the trick of slowing the pace.  I look at my fingers and think "can't you do that move faster?".  Nope.
Why would I do that, purposefully knit slower,you ask?  I didn't want to cruise ahead and leave myself knitless on the last hour of the 2 hour ride home at night. The plan was perfect, except of course I dozed off and now have 2 inches left to go. Oh wait? It's not a race???? 

Anyway, I can't wait to join the three pieces and start the yoke party.  If you follow me on Instagram (I am galezucker there) you will no doubt see it soon-ish.

8 comments:

Carole Julius said...

That scarf is a stunner. Banging away over here, as are you.

margene said...

You're way ahead of most. I'm banging out my old sweater, not a new one. Love the scarf and your photos are always colorful and interesting!

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

Banging over here, too. I was trying to balance it with my fingering weight design project, but now I'm obsessed with the Stopover. Can't stop.

Kym said...

Still banging out the sleeves here. (No time to knit yesterday, so in a holding pattern.) (Also, I started on the sleeves, so not as far along as I sound.) I love the colors of your Stopover. (Maybe I'll have to knit another. . .) Love that scarf. And also that mug.

cal said...

there's no banging going on over here -- only vicariously -- but yours is looking fantastic. i always love neutral heathered grounds with bright colors. and i too am hounded by clutter... a trail of it follows wherever i go. and i just don't know where to put it!

Ellen Mason said...

I'm almost done with the lower body. I think everyone is dreaming up a second sweater in a different colorway. Stopovers are like potato chips.

Mary Lou said...

I joined them this morning. Can't wait to get home and start the colorwork. I'll post pics. I'm wondering about all the leftover yarn out there. A striped cardi using all the bits and pieces?

Vicki Knitorious said...

No banging here, either. Love seeing them all, tho!! Your colors are great!