Wednesday, June 16, 2010

More Ruching

So after I finished up my Tea Leaves I still had an itch to knit ruching. Well, not really, I didn't even know about Citron until I was listening to the Knitmore Girls' podcast. Finding any excuse to stop cleaning the house, I printed the pattern off and went searching through my stash. I quickly found some Briar Rose that I bought at Rhinebeck a few years back and away I went. Cleaning? What cleaning?

The colors don't show up too well here. I was losing my light to the approaching storm, but I think this will look great under my black winter coat. Or, I might just save it for a holiday gift. I'm on the last ruffle, so it should be completed soon. Look for pictures next week!

Of course, I'm already planning my next knit. I saw this on Raverly the other day and decided that would make great mindless baseball knitting. This wrap will probably be gifted as I'm trying to start some holiday knitting early! I bought some Filatura DiCrosa laceweight in colorway440, otherwise known as dusty rose. 1,531 yards for 20 dollars. I have never knit with this yarn before, but at this bargin, I'm willing to give it a try.

In other news, we have five more days of school left....yes, it is quite possible that we are the last school left that hasn't started their summer vacation.

19 comments:

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

You are unstoppable! I really like the pattern for your next knit. Have fun. Here's to always (well...almost always) choosing knitting over cleaning. I've never heard of the Knitmore Girls. I'll have to check out their podcast. Thanks.

a friend to knit with said...

hilary is adorable and so is citron.

and wait. your mind is far more focused than mine. i actually can only do stockinette during b ball games!!!

Rose said...

Wow, gorgeous knitting! The last day for kids in school in my area is today and tomorrow is my check out day!! And I thought we were late this year!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Just wanted to leave a note that I Loved your tea leaves cardigan. Great photos (and your hair looked great despite not cut in a while) :)

ColorSlut said...

The colors are amazing. You have to look to see them ... but they are there.

Who needs to clean when there is knitting to be had? I'm glad to see you have gotten your knitting groove on!

Holli said...

Oooo - that Citron is gorgeous!

Joan said...

Thank you for reminding me about the citron. It's being added to my list.

MadMad said...

I queued that, too, after I saw you did (I am such a copier!), but am impressed you can keep track of cables during a game - I'm usually talking too much! (Cuz heaven forbid I just WATCH the game...)

photoknitdog said...

Pretty color! Can't wait to see it blocked out.

TD wool design said...

beautiful jane!
love that ruching. i think that's why i liked tea leaves so much. and the top down bit.
love that your thinking gift-giving already!

Jessica said...

I must get knitting. I'm stalled in three projects right now... that means I'm about ready for a new project.

Earth Mama said...

Oh beautiful!! That is going to be an amazing knit. You better wear it without a coat over it sometimes too to show it off!

:)Lisa

Andi said...

I am already loving those colors, can't imagine what it looks like when the light is better. I can't wait to see it finished. You are fantastic!

Rachel said...

Very pretty!

Linda said...

Now that looks lovely! I need to get in with mine too which has been abandoned for no reason really!

t does wool said...

amazing knit...and I would say amazing concentrating skills as well,Jane ;)

rosemary said...

Knitmore Girls.....must check that out! Love your Citron. No we are the last to get out of school...June 29th...CAN"T WAIT!

Pomegranategrl said...

I can't wait to see this complete! I love love love the colors...

kim said...

I loved knitting Citron. If mine hadn't come out so microscopic, I might actually wear it. Love the colors here.