Tuesday, September 19, 2006

SKB-in-Progress

After days of nearly unending gloom, it's finally a nice day to take pictures.

Voici, the progress on the Simple Knitted Bodice. I really am enjoying this pattern; it's fun to knit garments from the top down. I love seeing the sweater come together as a whole as I knit. I love the fact that I will have precious little finishing to do once I knit the sleeves. But, most of all, after my last disaster, I love that I know what it will look like before I'm done. I've tried it on twice and, while it could be a tiny bit smaller, I think it will look great. The deep v-neck will require a cami or similar underneath anyhow. And I should have no problem finishing it before seeing Colin.

The yarn is lovely ... Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool. Other than that strange silk smell and rather a lot of vegetable matter, nothing detracts from its rustic beauty. It looks fabulous on the lace panel. In fact, I am already dreaming of a shawl (maybe Swallowtail?) in Silky Wool.

25 Comments:

Blogger Jenna said...

Looking good! And ohhhh silky wool, I love it. I have a sweater's-worth in the stash waiting for a good project. Your shawl idea is a great one, I'm pretty sure I've seen one done but I can't remember where...

11:16 AM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

That is a gorgeous color! Can't wait to see it finished.

11:22 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Oooh, that is oh so pretty!!! I'm hearing that pattern call to me more and more and more. It seems like every blogger I know is knitting it, and I'm such a follower. I can't wait to see you model yours!!

11:43 AM  
Blogger Olga said...

Hey, call me crazy, but I love that silk smell so much that when I walk into Banana Republic I head for the nearest pile of neatly folded silk twinsets and bury my head in them. Salespeople think I'm nuts.

I just freaking adore that color. So jealous!

12:05 PM  
Blogger msubulldog said...

Very pretty! I just love that color. :)

12:11 PM  
Blogger Leah said...

That is looking good & silky wool to boot! I can't wait to see it finished!

12:12 PM  
Blogger kim said...

Ooooh...that colour is gorgeous...that is going to be a killer sweater...

Ok...and it's nice to know that I'm not the only one who likes the smell of silk.

12:13 PM  
Anonymous Mary-Heather said...

Oh, I love Silky Wool. You got an amazing color. Looking great!

12:13 PM  
Anonymous Mintyfresh said...

I want to knit a sweater now. Socks are starting to bore me!

12:27 PM  
Blogger Kate A. said...

Ooh! Ooh! Ooh! I think I'm feeling faint. That is the most gorgeous thing I've ever seen!!

12:42 PM  
Blogger Lolly said...

I have some lovely Silky Wool in the stash. I had never considered this pattern. Yours is really turning out well! :)

Oh yeah, the "Socktoberist" thing - totally for your benefit, baby! I knew if no one else got it, YOU would!

12:57 PM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

Ooh, Colin will have no hope of resisting you in that sultry color and lovely garment.

1:13 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

I love Silky Wool - it's one of my top favorite yarns of all time. I think I have it in every color in my stash! I did a shawl - the Leaf Lace Shawl - in Siolky Wool and it's really pretty. If I could get over my fear of blocking I could show it to you!

3:29 PM  
Blogger jillian said...

That's lovely. The red will be wonderful on you! I love Silky Wool - I never thought of it for a shawl or scarf. That would be divine.

4:49 PM  
Anonymous Dipsy D. said...

This looks so good already, and what a fantastic color you're using! I'm really looking forward to seeing the Bodice once it's all finished, it's going to be a real beauty!

7:51 PM  
Blogger Theresa said...

I find the strange silk smell sort of goes away after washing, although it comes back whenever wet. Don't wear it in all that rain.

9:31 PM  
Blogger Brown Pants said...

It's a loovely colour!

10:13 PM  
Anonymous JessaLu said...

Your SKB is lovely! I love that silky wool - I'm currently knitting Eris with it, but I have a boring oatmeal color going on, not that beautiful red! Love it! (did I already say that...?) ;o)

12:46 AM  
Blogger KarenK said...

I love Silky Wool too -- and it softens up and feels soooo nice after wet blocking - don't be afraid, Stephanie, block it!

4:28 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Gorgeous! I've heard such lovely things about Silky Wool!

9:23 AM  
Blogger Sourire11 said...

beautiful! great color... GREAT color. Can't wait to see it finished!

1:33 PM  
Blogger Glaistig said...

Wow, the rich color of that silky wool literally jumps of the screen! The pattern is lovely and I am glad it's fitting you the way you want. Let's hear it for minimal finishing!!

7:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gorgeous yarn! I've really wanted to try silky wool.

I'm glad that we seem to be later on the Yarn Abroad swap--I have some wonderful chocolate I'd love to send. It was fun to find some sock yarn for you.

Your Yarn Aboard Pal

2:54 PM  
Blogger Yarngirl said...

It's just lovely! And A shawl in silky wool would be so nice!

4:33 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

I'm actually doing the Swallowtail in Silky Wool and loving it ...

6:04 PM  

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