Thursday, January 11, 2007

Olive's collar.

Do you ever just feel like skipping over the sleeves and moving on to the collar?
I did just that...I know the horror...it's like reading the last page of the book...



(the colour is way off in this photo...the true colour is eggplant, like in the photo a couple posts ago)

I just needed something different to do. So I will finish the collar...all the while wondering if I will have enough yarn to make the sleeves...then move on to the sleeves.
Normally, I would have blocked the fronts and back then joined the shoulders for working the collar. But, because the collar is so big, I figured it could use a good blocking too.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Really coming along nicely! (I'm 'glad' I'm not the only one who has troubles with photographing reds and purples. I have yet to figure it out. :-)

Kara said...

It's crazy what a camera can do to the color of your knitting. Your sweater is looking amazing so far. Can't wait to see it done!

Peg said...

You are a brave soul - maybe you can get more yarn! I love the truer colour better, but your knitting is perfect no matter the colour!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh you are a crazy knitting fool! How do you do it so fast! I know I know in the evening. Darned me! I have been trying to get to bed early and my knitting is suffering.

Kenny said...

Is that Karabella Aurora 8? Looks like it.... and it's beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I am loving the jacket, just gorgeous. Isnt it great to do something a bit different after all the ribbing. I sometimes do that as well, only I do it on baby items.

Anonymous said...

Looks good! The eggplant is beautiful (and I can't believe it came out such a completely different color!) Is it Karabella Aurora 8? I've never seen such a gorgeous, deep eggplant, and I must knit SOMETHING with it!

DancesInGarden said...

Since I live in a perpetual hot flash, I would be tempted to make the sleeves lace LOL. That should save some yarn!

I love that sweater. I have a weakness for stripes and ribs. Kind of a cruel irony, to be too short and *ahem* round to wear them to good effect.

Stephanie said...

Sometimes you just need to break the "rules." Olive is lovely and I can't wait to see her finished.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! As for your question, "Do you ever just feel like skipping over the sleeves and moving on to the collar?", yes, I do it all the time.

I consider it good technique.

In order to try a sweater on and get the sleeve length just the way I like, the neck line needs to be stabilized with the collar.

jessie said...

Smart move. Then if you're short on yarn you can make 3/4 sleeves.

Justification is everything.

CrazyFiberLady said...

really gorgeous. That color is fabulous. jumping to the collar is a good thing. what book is that pattern in?

Dorothy said...

It's looking beautiful. I like that colour too, but the eggplant is luscious.