Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Absolutely frilled!

Yesterday I took solace in instant gratification with gorgeous yarn. Behold the beauty of the Tudora. Knitted in a few hours with Lily Chin Park Avenue donated by the lovely and now blog-free Margie. The yarn was meant to be for charitable knitting, but I'm a weak woman and made this as a birthday present for a member of my ever-shrinking work team.

Park Avenue is very much like Patons Jet. Wool/Alpaca blend, perhaps slightly thinner than Jet. Anyway, I've chucked a couple of balls of Jet in the charity pile as a replacement.

While the Jet was out, I grabbed a couple of balls and cast on Norah Gaughan's Sunflower Tam from Knitting Nature. It's for a friend who will require some elegant headwear in the near future. Up to the pretty top bit now and it's so much fun!

The Curs-ed* Sleeve of Doom has struck again.

After yesterday morning's debacle it went into it's project bag in the corner to have a good long think about its behaviour.

It did and decided to disagree about being a quick and easy notch on the FO belt.

Took it out at lunch today and merrily knitted several rows in the wrong stitch pattern. Seriously, if there had been any lighter fluid handy, that jumper would, quite literally, be toast!

*thanks for the punctuation, 2Paw, couldn't remember how to do that. :)

12 comments:

Mandie said...

Your Tudora is stunning Taph, just beautiful :-)

Michelle said...

Lucky team member! Beautiful work, Taph!

Margie said...

beayutiful FO therapy sounds like just the ticket after the jumper sleeve nightmare. aiee!!
nice work! :D

happyspider said...

Oh that's gorgeous Taph ^_^ project knit-the-pretties is going strong!!

Sometimes Unwilling Guru said...

You make my day!An Award,come and have a look! LOL

TinkingBell said...

Love the Tudora (may have to think about that when the weather chills (if it ever does!)

kms said...

that is lovely! i think your sleeve has been talking to my sock, major misbehaving going on here....

Donna Lee said...

The Tudora looks so elegant. Your choice of button is perfect. I hope the sweater learns its lesson. Those wayward knits, what are we going to do with them?

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

Sounds like the jumper needs to be beaten into submission not just a simple time out.

That's a gorgeous Tudora...lucky co-worker!

2paw said...

Very Regal indeed!! Yes, I would have put an acute, but I don;t know how to make one: The Curs-ed Sleeve is a tale of Shakespearean proportions, as we know!!!

Jejune said...

That is such a stylish pattern, and yours will be much loved, I'm sure!

Good luck with the blasted Sleeve of Doom - maybe you need to threaten it with lashings of acrylic, and then it will behave?

ilikecraft said...

The Tudora is beautiful! What a lovely birthday present :-)

Are you sure that you haven't offended any dark wizards with that poor sleeve?