Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Time Has Come

We have casted on for The Central Park Hoodie.. I am looking forward to this pattern. After seeing so many projects on Ravelry, we decided to give it a try. This will be our first cardigan, wish us luck. So far so good. Sandra, Chelette and I started at the same time, and now we talked Jennifer into doing it also. Since she is more expirenced an a expert at cardigans, we're hoping she can help us out with any foreseeable problems, in following the pattern.
I am also still working on my blanket swatches and will post the new ones as soon as I take some pictures..
The other thing I am trying after watching Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitting Workshop, is to knit continental because it seems to go a bit faster. I first learned this way and then when I took my first knitting class my teacher taught me to throw. Then I started a combination of them both.. I can knit continental but purling is more difficult for me to do, I keep giving it a try though. Because of the aches in my hands I think its a good idea to know both. I aspire to get a little more speed, but I know that realistically I will not be able to get the speed of The Yarn Harlot or Eunny Jang.


Virtuous said...

I am slowly trying to be fluent in American/English knitting!! ;op
Because like you the pain in my left hand and I am finding that in some tight spots it is better to throw on K2togs/K3togs ;o)
I still have no idea how to purl American yet!

I think it is good that we are trying to learn both knit languages! ;op

OOOOOH CPH!! Can't wait to watch it grow!

Anonymous said...

Chelette, My friend taught me the continental way to knit years ago, and believe me, it is faster. But, beware! It will take awhile before you get the hang of it. I told my friend that I could have knit three rows my way by the time I knit one row the continental way. Persevere! You will be happy you did.

Elizabeth L.

Anonymous said...

I really love cloth and texture alot...this knit is so earthy! get knittin' cici)

Neil (Australia)

Beate said...

Good luck on the Central Park Hoodie- it is a good jacket and I have been keeping that in my mind for a good project. now you are temting me.
and thanks for your wishes.. biking is alot of fun.

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

I too have planned to do the CPH. I may tag along in a week or so. The yarn and color you've chosen is wonderful. Love that rustic stuff.

Ava said...

Kudos for learning to knit continental! I don't have the patience, but I really should try again.

Can't wait to see your progress on the hoodie.

Deb-VA said...

I beg of you......please don't make me add another thing to my queue (lol)! Have always loved CPH & your yarn choice is beautiful. Will anxiously await your progress.

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Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Okay ! I've decided to join in on this CPH with you two !!! This weekend, going shopping for my yarn. This was bound to happen sooner or later !

Cat said...

I too love the yarn you've chosen. Very nice !!!