Wednesday, 18 July 2012

WIP Wednesday / Yarn Along / KAL

This week I have managed to progress pretty far on my crochet pullover that I am busy with for the Summer Sweater KAL. I have finished the front and back and half of the first sleeve. So far it is going well but I did have to add on to the front and back as it looks a little tight, so for good measure I added an extra panel on each side.
On the sleeve side of things, I have completed the first crochet panel on the side of the sleeve and these seem to go pretty fast.
I should be finished both sleeves by Friday and then all I need to do is sew it together add the finishing touches and it should be done :-D Maybe I am even lucky enough to have a FO for Firday - now wouldn't that be cool!
I have also managed to knit some more on Kaylas' Pullover.
With flash
Without flash
I think I will not have enough of the ribbon yarn to complete the whole pullover in the thread :-( but I have made a plan! I bought this yarn a while back on Ebay at a very good price, but it only came with 10 balls roughly 1200m. I noticed that the small of the pattern needs about 1665m. Now, I originally cast on the small and after finishing the rib, saw that it was knitting up really big, too big for Kay, so I pulled it out and adjusted the pattern to create an xs, which looks more realistic size wise right now. This being the case, I am guessing that I should have a little more leeway with regards to the yarn, but I have decided to get a couple of balls of different ribbon yarn for the seed stitch part of the pattern to give the pullover that extra edge. 
Another interesting thing, when I looked at the yarn before I started, it looked as if the darker ribbon would be the predominant colour of the pullover. But now that the rib is finished it actually is more of the lighter yarn colour. So my choices for the seed stitch section are these:

I know they don't really look all that similar as photos, but they are almost an exact match, the lighter of the yarn mix of the yarn I have started with, and the darker - the ribbon colour. I am thinking of doing the seed stitch with the darker yarn above. I guess the finished WIP will tell if it works :)
What do you think?
On the reading front: 

Last week someone (sorry I visited so many blogs last Wednesday I can't remember who it was:()mentioned that they had got "The Passage" and would be taking it with them as a holiday read. Well, I grabbed a copy from Book Depository and started to read it this week and so far I am enjoying it.
From the inside flap:
It happened fast. Thirty-two minutes for one world to die. Another to be born.
First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by far — of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.
As civilization swiftly crumbles into a primal landscape of predators and prey, two people flee in search of sanctuary. FBI agent Brad Wolgast is a good man haunted by what he’s done in the line of duty. Six-year-old orphan Amy Harper Bellafonte is a refugee from the doomed scientific project that has triggered apocalypse. Wolgast is determined to protect her from the horror set loose by her captors, but for Amy, escaping the bloody fallout is only the beginning of a much longer odyssey — spanning miles and decades — toward the time and place where she must finish what should never have begun.
Tomorrow in Kitchen Krafts I will be sharing a recipe for an "Impossible Tart". Do you have a great recipe that you would like to share? Perhaps a tradition which you hold strong? Maybe some tips and tricks from around the home? Come past and share, I would love to hear from you.
Until tomorrow
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20 comments:

  1. I love the granny square panelled border.
    Such beautiful colours too!

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    1. Hi SuzyQ,

      Thank you, I wasn't sure about the combo when I started, but I am really liking it now!
      Thanks for popping past.
      x

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  2. Oh, wow, your work looks very interesting! I really like what you are creating and I love your colors. Uhm, I say, everything is looking good, I am looking forward to the upcoming weeks to see the progress.

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    1. Hi Elisabeth,

      Yes, so far it has been smooth sailing, I am hoping it continues to the end. I think I have been making adjustments as I go along as I am sure I am not reading the pattern correctly! Oh well, looks okay, will see how it turns out!
      Thanks for visiting.
      x

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  3. What beautiful yarn. I would go for the lighter just cause then you can see you did it on purpose not accidently.

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    1. Hi Wool Diaries,

      Thanks for the tip, I will definitely consider it :-D
      x

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  4. What a beautiful crochet project! I love the colors that you've put together, just lovely!

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    1. Hi Peacefully Knitting,

      Thank you so much.
      Have a super day.
      x

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  5. Wow, I love the idea of this pullover - and the colours of yarn you chose are complimenting each other rather nicely too!

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    1. Hi Paula,

      Isn't it great? The first time I saw this pullover I knew I had to have it! Luckily I didn't have enough balls to complete it in the one colour, so I had to make a plan. The more I work on it, the more I like it :-D
      Thanks for popping past.
      x

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  6. Good luck on the yarn front. I think I may have a yarn problem....I will have to see how I get on!

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    1. Hi littleblackduckblog,

      Thanks for the visit.
      x

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    1. Hi luvinthemommyhood,

      Thanks for popping by.
      x

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  8. Way to make it work! That ribbon yarn looks delish and once you're done you'll be so glad you took the time to make the smaller size :)

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    1. Hi Passionate design,

      Thanks for visiting.
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  9. I read The Passage last year and found it really hard to put down, and also very strange. Certainly a different and interesting look at vampires!

    But way more fun to look at than vampires: awesome crocheted pullovers with lovely motifs and excellent colours!

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    1. Hi Kathleen,

      So nice to hear from you once again :-D
      Thanks for dropping by.
      x

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  10. Oh woweeeeeeeeeeeee - that crochet pullover looks like the Bee's Knees. I adore it!

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    1. Hi Kim,

      Thank you so much, you are very kind.

      Have a super day.
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