Friday, May 22, 2009

Progress

Here is a short update on my WIPs.

First, Lilas is going well. There remains a sleeve to be knit, plus finishing. Before I start knitting the second sleeve, I decided to verify if it fits. It does. I'm relieved! I spent quite some time to assemble it. Sewing is definitely not my favorite part of knitting. I should consider knitting more things that require minimal sewing. Still, here is how it looks like (the part that is finished). Note that the part that goes under the arm looks quite good due to the fact that it melts with the cables. I've had a little more trouble with that part in the back...


Then, I have knit a bit of Thermal with my new Harmony needles! I like them. I have not experimented with many needles in the past, but here are a few comments. They are definitely pretty and they don't make as much noise as metal needles. At first, I thought that the colors of the needles would make it more difficult to knit due to the fact that there is less contrast with the yarn color than with gray needles. It hasn't been a problem however. The cables are very well integrated with the needles. I would not know that they are interchangeable from the feel of it. All in all, I'm very happy with them. I look forward to see how they will age.

And yes - if you wonder - I do enjoy knitting Thermal again! The color has something to do with it I think...

6 comments:

Team Knit ! said...

your thermal is looking great! Lilas is looking good, too.

- Julie

Celestial said...

Lilas looks lovely. Can't wait to see it finished up.

Chantal B said...

Superbe. Impressionnée par la finition de Lilas... bonne fin de vacances!

Claire said...

I'm really liking those baby blue cables. They are so lovely and dainty.

Lolita Blahnik said...

The thermal is one of my favourite patterns!!!

Knittymuggins said...

Your knits are looking so lovely! I do see a theme here with the blue though, don't I? ;)

knittymuggins