Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Work in Progress Wednesday

Greetings from Reno!  I am so excited to be at the Knit and Crochet Show this week.  Today is Master's Day and will be my third one, my first after receiving my Master's pin.  I know that I will learn so much today from the swatch reviews.  I'm also taking a sock class today because I have to conquer my dislike of knitting socks - well I suppose I don't have to conquer it but I'm willing to make another try.

And I do have progress on my knitting.  My Sophia Cable Vent Jacket now has a completed back and I made good progress on the plane on the Left Front.

I also knitted in a frenzy last weekend to finish a sweater in time to block it and bring it to the conference.  It needs some embellishment and I always planned for doing embroidery around the neck. Playing with it yesterday, in a jet lagged state but I can't blame it all on that, embroidery was not too successful.

Daisy stitch and running stitch in embroidery floss was not as successful.  This is not the sweater but the swatch from the beginning that I am practicing on - another reason to make swatches.   After playing with it, I came up with a simple chain stitch embellishment with the same yarn in black.  This is a silk cotton blend.

Starting to look better and more similar to what I see in my mind.  One more sample and then later today, or more likely tomorrow, I'm going to give it a try on the sweater.

I will try to blog about the classes I'm taking but my past history at these conferences tells me there won't be much time for that.  But I'll try.  

Check out Tami's to see lots of great fiber projects.


  1. My goodness ... that sweater is all kinds of EXCELLENT!!!!! I'm loving it already.

  2. The cable vent jacket is going to be stunning! I hope you have fun and learn lots at the conference.