Sunday, October 26, 2008

Everyday Cardigan, Fall and Loppem

Wearing Everyday cardi to the Arboretum today on the most perfect Seattle Fall day ever!

The trees practically glowed in the sunlight and everyone in the city was there for the show, it seemed!

Even my favorite street to drive on the way to and fro work is blooming in color now!
And now for the progress update on Loppem. I am so far very much in love with this sweater!

Crammed onto a long circular needle, Loppem is being knit from the bottom and heading up! The little "ears" you see are really the beginning of the bottom of the sleeves. That was the hardest part. Could've used a longer cable needle or put the sleeves on holders instead. It won't look so smooshed or curly once it's off the needles, finished and blocked. Next I do more inches on sleeves and continue cabling, then move on to the yoke! This is a great knit so far! I am challenged to the max on my skill level, but trying to go slowly so as not to goof up, and reading everyone's recommendations off Ravelry.This one has too many sts. on the needles which makes it hard to RIP out! So on I go! No mistakes allowed!


sugarmountain said...

A perfect autumn day... and your cardi is perfect too. I love the pictures you've posted... :-)

Keep going on with the Loppem. You're making a lovely job... :-)

Beatriz said...

The fall colors where you live are so vibrant! It must be a beautiful thing to admire the color changes right now.

Jeannine said...

We are very fortunate to live with beautiful mountains on either side of us, lakes and the ocean and many trees and places to enjoy the outdoors. It is one of the best places to live for sure! But each place has its charms! I'd come to LA or Italy in a minute also!

knittinwolf said...

What beautiful fall trees! Stunning! Love the color of your Loppem too!

Erin said...

wow! God's handiwork really is fantastic up there! What beautiful pictures that capture it all so well. I'm completely jealous b/c all of our leaves are just turning brown & falling off.

Sweater is looking good!