I've had some kind of serious Blogger's Block this past week. I think it was a combination of not having had enough knitting time to achieve significant progress on any of the projects currently on the needles, not being able to focus my efforts on any one project when I actually DID get a chance to knit and getting to the point where I'm feeling a little itchy to take the blog in a new direction.
So I was a little "backed-up," shall we say, in regard to this here blog.
But I am now fluid again thanks to a wonderful gathering at Claudia's this past weekend where I was able to just SIT DOWN and KNIT for a significant amount of time. More about that tomorrow when I have a chance to collect my thoughts (and download the pictures from my Canon Elph).
For now, though, let's look at my Tivoli!
I'm into the chocolate rows! Do you see it, people? The CHOCOLATE rows!
Can you tell I'm excited about this?
The main reason I bought this yarn -- aside from it's softness and wonderful sheen -- is because of the luscious color choices. The light blue was "the right" light blue and that chocolate...YUM. So, finally getting to the chocolate rows where my eyes can bask in the glow of the beautiful color contrast is just a pleasure.
I'm all about the color. :-)
I've also finished the decreases, knit about ten rows even before starting the increases and reworked some math to leave a few even rows at the bottom. It still feels like there are too few decreases, but I am using the measurments taken from my favorite GAP t-shirt and there is only a one-inch difference between the largest and smallest points, so I'm hoping I'm on target. I may try it on again tonight.
Better safe than sorry.
Hopefully I can finish the Tivoli this week. Although, I do still need to figure out the short-row shaping for the cap sleeves and decide which edging I want to go with for the hem and neckline.
But a girl can hope, can't she?