Friday, December 09, 2011

St. Brigid, Knitting with Friends

St. Brigid continues to grow at a good clip. Front, back, both sleeves are seamed, collar added. As I was seaming I remembered I was in such a hurry to see how the sweater looked, I forgot to block the pieces. Now the side seams look a little strange, I may have to take them apart and redo the seams. Even after taking out two panels on each piece, the sweater still looks very square. I'm adding a round a braid on the bottom, hoping to make it more vertical, and hopefully the blocking and seaming would help too.

On Tuesday I invited some friends over to knit. These ladies from South Bay Knitters are incredibly talented, in knitting and other fiber arts. Over the years their creativity, their thorough knowledge of fibers, and their tireless intellectual pursuits have pushed me to advance myself in many ways.

Jocelyn of the sock machine's fame is working on a cable and lace scarf
Sylvia working on a baby hat for charity
Carol's Christmas stocking for her grandson
Carol, who blogs at And All That Yarn, is thinking about joining Fiber Arts Friday. Her blog is full of beautiful pictures of her knitting, go take a look and give her a big welcome!


WonderWhyGal said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that sweater. What a difference just one week makes. It is beautiful and I can't wait to see it totally finished.

I love the projects your friends are making too. It's always fun to have a group to share the enjoyment with.

Have a great weekend.

Kathryn Ray said...

Agreed! That sweater is amazing!

Carol said...

Thanks for the kind words; I always enjoy getting together with my knitting pals.

Spinster Beth said...

That sweater is just amazing .... and the fact that you tinker with the pattern just astonishes me!

Heather Woollove said...

Vivian-- I love the St. Brigid so far!! Cables are wonderful, and this project is chock-full of them!! XXO

AllyB said...

Your sweater, despite the fact that I didn't think it could get anymore amazing, will be unbelievable with a cable around the bottom. LittleDog said to tell you thanks for thinking of him and please give Rascal a sniff for him.

Voie de Vie said...

I really love how this is turning out! I kind of like the boxy shape, and particularly like the cable at the bottom edge. A great idea!

Sue said...

What a gorgeous sweater!!