With baited breath…

by Amanda on September 8, 2004

in Uncategorized

…You all wait for the finished Marilyn!! But before I put her on display, I wanted to show off the sock I have been practice making:

I was skeptical at first, but it is easy! I am using the 2 circulars technique since dpns scare me to death! I have read posts by others saying to just follow the directions and the sock will happen, and it did!! I can’t wait to finish this one. I doubt I will make its mate since this is just a trial–but I do have some yummy Cherry Tree Hill yarn from my secret pal….

Obligatory Cute Yoda Picture (first of many)

Presenting Marilyn!

You can click on the pictures to see a bigger version.

Here she is in all her glory. I was kind of intimidated by her before I started, but she was easy as pie!! I think cables give people this feeling of being very complicated when they really aren’t.

Here she is with the collar folded down.

Even Yoda thinks Marilyn is soft and cuddly. She didn’t want to move for me to take the pictures.

Here is Marilyn on the body. Please forgive the hair–it was 10pm!

Another cute Yoda picture…Can she get any cuter?!

Final Thoughts on Marilyn…

Ok, so not only did I learn some new knitting techniques, I learned some other interesting things:

  • First, no matter how difficult a pattern looks, if you do it piece by piece, it’ll be easy
  • DB Super Chunky Cashmerenio is very soft and nice, but there are TONS of knots!! For as much as this yarn cost, I should not have had to cut out about a balls worth of knots.
  • I need another set of Denise Needles. While I was using the 10 and 10.5 needles, I couldn’t use them to start another project. Another set would fix this problem…
  • Cable cast-on is pretty easy once you get the hang of it.
  • I shold probably take a finishing class…

Hope everyone had a great weekend!! Now go knit!

{ 4 comments }

xmasberry September 8, 2004 at 8:28 pm

it looks great! that color suits you!

Anonymous September 8, 2004 at 9:13 pm

Looks great! I can’t wait to start mine. How do you like the collar? I was thinking of doing a standard turtleneck.

Patti
http://redvelvetcake.typepad.com

caramelknits September 9, 2004 at 3:48 am

Wow, Amanda! Marilyn is beautiful! That color is really great on you, too! Too bad about the knots though. Oh well. At least you now have another great sweater.

IndigoMuse September 10, 2004 at 3:08 am

Marilyn is beautiful. Cables are such a joy to knit. I’ve enjoyed every single one of them on Rogue. I can’t wait to finish mine her so that I can get started on Christmas gifts. I hope that I have enough time to finish them all. Here’s big high five for a job well done! Good luck studying. I have a grant report due tomorrow that I’ve put off – procrastinators of the world unite!

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