Monday, September 11, 2006

Knitting on the up

I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am to announce that the end is now in sight for the Denim thing. I am now working on the button band (one down already) and then it is just the collar, plus a scary amount of seaming, of course. I so did not think of enough excuses not to knit this, the button band is knitted separately and has to be slipstitched in place!! Why, oh why???

Anyway, during the week that I ran out of denim yarn I did manage to knit on something else (well I couldn't not knit, could I?), so I resurrected Electra which I began a year ago and knitted approximately half of the ribbing and then abandoned it, I can't think why I abandoned it really, it has practically knitted itself since taking it up again, making it a very satisfying antidote to the Denim. What's more, this is practically a free knit as all the yarn came from stash (and everyone knows that cost of stash yarn sort of vanishes after it has been stashed for a reasonable length of time). Free knitting equals double satisfaction and means I can now reasonably indulge in purchasing some luxury yarns with no actual project in sight because I have been so very, very good.

This is one of the few garments I have completed for myself that I actually 100% love. A most unusual state of affairs. I may even make another one.


Blogger Alice said...

It's gorgeous x at least 100! The colours are fab. How incredible they all came from your stash. You're so right about it being free yarn. Of course.

Monday, September 11, 2006 5:44:00 pm  
Anonymous victoria said...

Very cute! Would that be called a "stash-tute" of limitations?

Monday, September 11, 2006 8:45:00 pm  
Anonymous marjorie said...

I love the colours in your Electra. Of course it's free yarn. Please model it for us soon. And how are your children liking their school? Bet they're full of excited after-school chatter about all their activities.Isn't it great being a mom?

Monday, September 11, 2006 8:58:00 pm  
Blogger Cherry Rolfe said...

I love the colours - and is that a hint of sparklingness I see there?? Snazzy

Monday, September 11, 2006 10:01:00 pm  
Anonymous joy said...

Beautiful colors for your Electra! I used to keep a table of all my yarns along with their cost, but now I don't bother; it's much better to think of it as free. :-)

Tuesday, September 12, 2006 7:31:00 am  
Blogger RooKnits said...

Electra is amazing! I love the colours. I think a vest/tank top should definately be on my knitting agenda for the autumn

Tuesday, September 12, 2006 8:37:00 am  
Anonymous sarah said...

Wow - I really hadn't thought of knitting a 'tank top' and I remember seeing Electra in no.38 and not being inspired by it. Yours changes my attitude COMPLETELY - it is absolutely fab and I realise I absolutely have to have one - and from stash, what a GREAT idea. As you say - free!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006 12:36:00 pm  
Blogger Charity said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful feeling - I think you've made the perfect knitted item. Low cost, easy knit, wonderful to wear... I am impressed! (Glad to hear end is in sight on the Denim thing.)

Tuesday, September 12, 2006 5:30:00 pm  
Blogger lindaharre said...

What a darling the colors!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006 11:35:00 pm  
Blogger opportunityknits said...

Love the colours on electra. I like the idea of free yarn sitting in mys stash.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006 4:57:00 am  
Anonymous Jane said...

Looks great - wonderful colours.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006 2:12:00 pm  
Blogger Heather said...

Those colours are fantastic - you have a real eye for it obviously. Now desperately trying to decide if a tank top would suit me .... being a child of the 70's I have an unnatural prejudice against them !

Wednesday, September 13, 2006 5:53:00 pm  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Beautiful! And just in time to wear it, too!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006 6:58:00 pm  
Blogger weirdbunny said...

I love the colours!

Thursday, September 14, 2006 9:56:00 pm  
Blogger Kathleen said...

Electra has turned out so nice. :-)

Saturday, September 16, 2006 6:37:00 pm  
Blogger alltangledup said...

oh how pretty. I've always liked electra.

Sunday, September 17, 2006 6:19:00 pm  
Anonymous Katie said...

I have an abandoned Electra, too. You've inspired me to dig it out and knit on it again!

Saturday, September 23, 2006 2:10:00 pm  

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