Monday, May 12, 2008

up next

I wanted something really easy.  Just a good old stockinette, where I could just keep knitting without marking off every row.  This is "flow" knit in seduce.  It is from the norah gaughan, vol. 2, booklet.  Super cute sweaters.  I also LOVE "pleat".
I can't say that I am in love with the yarn.  It isn't the easiest to knit with. Maybe it is the "cord" like feel, or just the slickness of the yarn.  But whatever the reason, I will continue to knit, because I do love the simplicity of the finished piece.
Lemon Sugar Snaps were last weeks cookie. (Recipe over on Mo's blog.  April 6 entry.  Sorry, I couldn't get it to link there directly.  She has some other really great recipe's over there as well). Three out of five in the family loved them.  The other two didn't like the texture.  I think it was probably the corn meal.  However, a very easy recipe requiring few ingredients from the pantry.

30 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Mmmm - and I've got a jumbo bag of cornmeal (don't know why?) just waiting in the pantry. Bet they would be tasty with sherbet.

kim said...

Oh, I've seen this sweater done, and I've been eyeing it for weeks. And that is the exact color of Seduce I would have chosen, although I can see why it might not be fun to knit with.

Cookies - yum!

house on hill road said...

cornmeal? interesting!

that is a cute number you are knitting up. waiting patiently for the ruby reveal....

peaknits said...

What a gorgeous sweater indeed! And thank you for the link over to Mo's blog - I am glad you didn't directly link - I may have never seen those cool cheesecake pops!:)

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

I was coveting that booklet the day 'we' were at Knit One and should have purchased it-waaa!!

Theresa/ tdoes wool said...

Leslie-I just returned this pattern book and yarn...same everything...I wasn't sure how I felt about the yarn after bringing it home...the pattern is adorable...hopefully you'll have only good luck with the project...

Denise said...

That looks a cute little top - but I can't help keep wondering ..... where's RUBY?
;)

rockbridge said...

Oooh cool - I've been eyeing both flow and pleat and considering making one of them.. I can't wait to see how yours turns out!

Virtuous said...

But the yarn "looks" wonderful! :o)

Philigry said...

oh, that looks great. love that linen color.

Margaret said...

I am working on Flow too, I have had a problem with using #7 or 8 needles. I finally read about the pattern and yarn on Ravelry, and switched to #6. It is still quite an open mesh but so cute!

amandajean said...

I can't wait to see this one. the yarn looks fantastic, even if it is hard to knit with.

tiennie said...

The cookies look yummy! That yarn is a beautiful color. Sorry the yarn isn't very nice to work with. The project will be beautiful!

kirsten said...

that yarn looks superb!
[i'll be interested to hear more about what it is like to knit with]

Queen of the froggers said...

It looks a great knit for the summer. Those biscuits look tasty!

Stacey said...

that looks like such a pretty tank top - and mindless knitting is sometimes the best thing!!!

Amanda said...

I was just looking at these patterns this morning! I love pleat too!

KeanaLee said...

that sweater is going to leook awesome on you!

jenna said...

With all the cabling going on over there lately, I can certainly understand why you're longing for some simple stockinette! I hope you continue to find it soothing, despite the less-than-perfect yarn!

Hege said...

That's a beautiful sweater you've started on!
Love the color.

Ella said...

Mmm - lemon.

Your sweater is going to be beautiful - very nice lines and I dig that color. I'm all for stockinette... it can be very therapeutic. :D

Amy said...

The yarn doesn't look like it's the easiest to work with, but I bet that tank is going to be divine!

La Cabeza Grande said...

I was just looking at that booklet the other day, pondering a purchase. Love what you're creating. When you make the sweater again, what yarn will you use? I take it you won't be "seduced" again ;-)

Sarah Jackson said...

Those cookies look amazing. I have everything for them just sitting right here, so I think I know our after school activity today.

I love Pleat. It would be perfect for my growing self!

Sandy said...

Yes, this is a super cute knit! I love Norah's designs. And a lovely colour you've chosen, too!

nicole said...

oooh I love that top (esp. the pleat!), and despite the knitting difficulties, the yarn is lovely too!

Seanna Lea said...

Does the yarn feel kind of dry in the hands? I haven't seen the yarn around, so I haven't gotten to play with it yet.

Mo said...

I'm glad 3 out of 5 liked them. That's a majority, right? ;)

The Litter Box House said...

yep, I love pleat too. it's sitting in my gigantic queue on Ravelry...

Andrea

SMF.sportychic said...

That looks like a great piece to work on after your amazing last project. Mmmm, those cookies look divine, thanks for sharing!