Thursday, October 18, 2007

Some progress to speak of

There is knitting happening at the house of RoseRed, promise. But you know how it is, photos of a longer scarf,a longer clappy, a still unsewn up completely Beau, and a longer sock are just not that exciting. Well, except when it's a longer Pomatomus, because it really is, for me anyway, quite an achievement just to finish one pattern repeat.I had to change from my bamboo dpns to KnitPicks - I needed some pointy grunt to help me with the k2tog tbl parts! Still loving the yarn and loving the pattern - it's just not going to be a quick knit for me - but worth it!

21 comments:

Bells said...

ooooh....it's divine. One repeat? God it's slower than her monkey socks. But sooo lovely!

Oh and the grunt would be vital, I imagine. Bamboos would just not cut it.

MadMad said...

Don't worry - they get easier/faster with time... eventually you figure out the pattern. But yes, you definitely need point needles for it. Love the color!

Em said...

What lovely yarn! The pattern looks cool, but I'm not sure about k2tog tbl, that sounds like it takes some doing. I'll bet they look great when they're finished, though!!

kim said...

That looks beautiful. Is the yarn "Cherries"? I was never able to master the Poms. They came out huge and wonky. Yours looks awesome!

kms said...

oh that is really lovely! really really gorgeous. im veeeeery impressed! it gives me hope :)

TinkingBell said...

Very pretty = very very pretty!!! You're tempting me!!

Donyale said...

It's pattern that is WELL worth the fight to get it sorted in your head. A great challenge and they always look fantastic when finished.

Well done.

Queen of the froggers said...

Well knitted, it looks lovely. x

kgirl said...

I can't tell you how impressed I am by this!

It looks great - snaps for you, I feel!

Tournesol said...

One pattern repeat is an achievement you say? Have you SEEN the socks you knitted for me?? I'm sure you'll get the pattern into your fingers in no time!

Ann said...

The pattern is coming along nicely & love the color of the yarn.

del said...

I haven't braved this pattern yet, but it's so pretty. It definitely looks like it's worth all the hard work. Love that color!

amy said...

Pretty! So very pretty!

Sarah said...

This looks like a great version of a great pattern.

Nora said...

How are you going with the YO? I abandoned ship because mine were as big as my head!! [Bring them to SnB, please.]

Michele said...

i'm so glad you're doing this pattern - i love it.

Jejune said...

Brilliant! They are just gorgeous! I found doing an SSK decrease much easier (with the same effect) than the k2 tog tbl...

Lorelle (aka Rell) said...

The colour is beautiful, and the effect of the pattern amazing.

Snoozen said...

You constantly amaze!

Diana said...

Lookin good! That pattern is on my list too! Nice colors in the yarn.

Knitty Bug said...

Hey RR,
Beautiful yarn, and that pattern is gorgeous. I think I need to get some KnitPicks soon!!!