Frog in knots

Knitting, knots and frogging.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Quick post with a quick quiz

Guess what the weather's like?

Well just a quick shower this morning, but it's helped bring the temperature down a little. You good people already know what I have to say on the subject of ends, so I won't bore you with the complaint. Your mission should you choose to accept it is to dissuade me from anything like stripes, fair isle or intarsia ever again.

Still I think it was worth it. I love this little jumper, the colours worked really well and it was quite a quick knit. I did a 23" chest. It's from Patons Baby Knits (316) - a booklet well worth looking out for as almost all the patterns are adorable. I just hope James's mum likes it.

35 Comments:

At 11:17 pm, Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

It turned out great! I love the color combo you went with. And yeah, the ends suck to weave in, but you're looking at someone that knit a freakin' dishcloth with 18 ends to weave in after.

 
At 12:04 am, Blogger Samantha said...

Holy crap girl, you knit faaaaast! The sweater looks great. Those ends don't look like much fun to weave in, but it's well worth it. :)

 
At 12:30 am, Blogger TutleyMutley said...

EEEk - look at all those ends. Just my favourite job. Samantha is right tho'. I'm sure you were looking at colour combinations only yesterday. Turned out really well - I'll bet you're pleased?

 
At 2:15 am, Blogger Jerry & Maxy said...

It's adorable!!! Those ends are the very reason I don't do stripes, but what a lovely result. You almost made me reconsider :)

 
At 3:29 am, Blogger The Fluffy Ewe said...

Your knitting swiftness never ceases to amaze me, Rain. :) What a cute lil sweater! I have no doubts James' mum will just love that sweater and he will look darling!! I do not envy the ends you are going to be weaving in. Yikes!

 
At 3:42 am, Blogger HPNY Knits said...

OMG! you are SO fast!
it turned out great!
I weave in the ends as I go along, a technique I learnt from Kaffe Fasset's first book Glorious Knits, and have used ever since. its well worth looking into.

 
At 8:24 am, Blogger Wye Sue said...

Lovely jumper ;-)
Ends evil :-(
You could use patterned sock yarn to stop the end problem ;-)
Otherwise it's a glass of wine and eyes down, needle out !

 
At 8:46 am, Blogger KnitYoga said...

I do admire how you stay focused and get those projects finished. I wish I could do that but I'm always chopping and changing, picking one thing up and then another and all of those ends would definitely have made one ro two of the other WIPs seem more attractive! LOL The jumper has turned out really well and the colours for the stripes perfect together!

 
At 11:33 am, Blogger reluctantMANGO said...

Whoa! Speed knitting!!! The sweater looks awesome, the color combo is perfect, and mom is sure to love it! Just have to say it's a good thing I don't look good in stripes - those ends look like a nightmare...

 
At 12:51 pm, Blogger Pam said...

O.K., you knit faster than anyone I know! I feel so inadequate when I see that Soleil has taken me weeks, and I am only half done! LOL.

 
At 2:58 pm, Blogger Bezzie said...

Aw, that's cute! I love stripes on baby boys!

And yuck on the end weaving!

 
At 4:10 pm, Blogger allisonmariecat said...

Oh, ugh! Not the jumper, which is adorable, but the ends, which I also hate weaving in.

You know that the next time you show us a cute stripey project, though, we'll forget we're supposed to remind you about the ends...

 
At 5:11 pm, Blogger Stefaneener said...

It is adorable.
Ends are an excuse to sit somewhere with a cold drink.
Actually, I told one of my kids that I saved seaming and weaving for things that seem boring in comparison. That's key.

 
At 6:24 pm, Blogger Tusa said...

That is adorable. You really do knit fast too! It looks worth it.

 
At 6:52 pm, Blogger Kelly said...

awww its gorgeous!!!
All that weaving is definatly worth the finished product!

 
At 8:40 pm, Blogger Cerridwen said...

Aww, so cute!!
ANd I was hopeing you'd inspire me to do more color work!! You are so good at it!! Maybe if you weave in the ends as you go along, it won't be so overwhelming at the end?

 
At 1:15 am, Anonymous Rachel said...

Oh wow, those colors came out even cuter than I thought they would when I voted for them! That's a really adorable little jumper. I don't envy your having to weave in all those ends, though!

 
At 2:15 am, Blogger knitfriendly said...

You did a beautiful job! I love the color combination.

 
At 10:47 am, Blogger acrylik said...

Oh, the jumper is gorgeous!! The colours work really well together.

But I had to turn away from the photo with all those ends to weave in. *shudders* Just doesn't bear thinking about...

 
At 8:53 pm, Blogger Kim said...

So cute!! Happy end weaving :o)

 
At 10:03 pm, Blogger All the Way With Knitting said...

Oh yes weave in ends as you go and snip too so you don't feel over-whelmed by a horrible job when it's finished.

 
At 7:32 am, Blogger KnitPastis said...

You have to be setting some kind of record for knitting the fastest multi-colored baby sweater or something! It turned out so cool!

 
At 10:58 am, Blogger Rain said...

Aw thanks folks. I only get so much done because I get a lot more time than most to devote to it. I don't think I could be bothered to keep stopping to sew the ends in, that would probably annoy me more than doing it all at the end. I like Wye Sue's suggestion best, glass of wine at the reday!

Lol, TG, it was worth it, the dishcloth looks great.

Hazel, I only got cracking on these so I could free up my time for other things, once these were finished my duty was done and I could go back to some guiltless me knitting.

 
At 1:21 pm, Blogger Batty said...

How could she not love this sweater? You'll have to physically restrain her from putting it on her baby in 30+ C weather! : )

The ends look scary, though. You knit really, really fast, but weaving in ends is not knitting, and I salute your ability to stick with it and just weave them in. I know I'd be procrastinating!

 
At 7:19 pm, Blogger Dina said...

The striped sweater and hoodie are adorable! Thank goodness the sweaters were small! I can't imagine knitting an adult sized sweater in this weather. How are you holding up?

I love stripes and Fair Isle knits too and weaving in ends are a pain, but so worth it!

 
At 10:39 pm, Blogger aurora said...

That's such a cute little top!

I hope the weather cools down a bit for you!

Argh, guilt and knitting don't match...do they?

 
At 12:06 am, Blogger RheLynn said...

It's beautiful! It really does look like a nightmare in end-weaving, but the results are fantastic!

 
At 7:45 am, Blogger Seahorse said...

It's lovely, although I am now off to fall on my sharpest pair of Atans as I will never knit as quickly as you, lol!

I think hpny knits might have meant the same technique as I use, not stopping to sew in with a needle but taking the tail from top to bottom as you knit until it runs out on the next row, so that it's woven into your piece as you go. That's probably a really rubbish explanation but it does work and looks quite neat!

 
At 6:53 pm, Anonymous Egeria said...

An adorable sweater and the colours are just gorgeous! Very well done!

Hopefully the weather will break soon (they say Wednesday...)and we'll all be happy! We're all moaning here in Ireland as well. Moaning and melting!

Am I the only one who finds a certain sort of sereness in weaving in ends? Seeing the yarn go neatly into place, tucked away behind the stitches, invisible yet oh so important.

Or is it just the heat talking?!!

 
At 7:23 pm, Blogger Melissa said...

Very very cute! I love it!

 
At 8:35 pm, Blogger Rain said...

Ahhhh, gotcha! I know that technique as 'knitting in' the ends.

Egeria, I think it's just you ;)

 
At 11:29 am, Blogger nanatoo said...

Lovely baby knits as usual :) No use moaning to me about sewing in ends, I'm knitting Sgt Pepper and that way madness lies ;o)

 
At 4:56 pm, Blogger Me said...

Looove that little jumper!

 
At 10:05 pm, Blogger Areli said...

It's super cute, I am glad you went with the browns they look great.

 
At 4:36 pm, Blogger Bonnie said...

The stripes and colors are perfect, but too bad about all the ends. :-( Maybe if you make a batch of your Bailey's Fudge and have a bit while you weave in the ends, it will be more fun!

 

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