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Wednesday, September 13, 2006


marina is all seamed up, soon to be steeked. looks like a papoose to me.

3 needle bind off is my method of choice. alice recommends grafting in the pattern, meg swansen also prefers grafting, or the 3 needle bind off with the bind off on the public side.

but i like the stability of the 3 needle bind off, and i also like the way it looks. knitter's choice ;-)

julia put my feelings into words, only i am itching to start cables or lace, not socks. but i must persevere.........

my roses are blooming their fool heads off! i love these carefree beauty roses, they really live up to their name.


Blogger Beth S. said...

You're too fast for words... how do you do it? Intravenous caffeine? I swear it would take me a year to knit that much Fair Isle. Wow.

I like the three-needle bindoff too. Firm, elegant, and easy to execute. :-)

3:43 PM  
Blogger melanie said...

Marina is looking ever so beautiful. You'll be wanting to wear this all the time. You really won't want to wear all your old Fair Isle sweaters. Did you know I'm opening a home for unloved sweaters?

3:59 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

It's beautiful! I have a Fair Isle project in the works (only a small kids' vest). I've never done steeking before so I'm terrified of it. Good luck with yours!

5:20 PM  
Blogger Terri said...

Marina's looking good. You're almost on Sleeve Island.

6:34 PM  
Blogger e's knitting and spinning blog said...

gorgeous Marina! I love thepattern and colors in Marina. i can't wait to see it modeled:-)

6:02 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Sheesh... I can't believe how you zinged thru that. Insomnia? Or knitting fever?

11:59 AM  
Blogger cindy said... are incredible....Marina is moving along so quickly!!!! It's lovely...I should be getting back to my Fair Isle project Rona....

6:07 PM  
Anonymous melinda said...

So lovely and fast too. The colors look so much more exciting in your pictures.

I usually do three-needle bind off. Your right about the stability.

8:50 PM  
Anonymous Janine said...

Very nice! You know me, I wouldn't worry for a second about the inconsistencies....

Just wanted to say hi.

10:07 PM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

I have full faith and confidence in your knitterly judgement.

Fast progress. I guess we expect no less.

6:19 AM  
Blogger DeeAnn said...


12:37 PM  
Blogger Alisha said...

Looking great!!! You inspire me!!

Love the roses too!!!

10:30 AM  
Blogger Romi said...

That is *gorgeous*! You are a speed demon!

7:13 PM  
Anonymous marti said...

i can't wait to see the finished sweater. knowing you that will be this weekend...your roses are lovely.

10:18 AM  
Blogger cyndy said...

You really do beautiful hand work Vanessa. Marina is a work of art!

8:21 PM  
Anonymous Cassie said...

Okay, that's it. If I do decide to tackle a steeked sweater, will you hold my hand? Because I'm seriously scared of the idea - and yes, I know about the single-malt-before-steeking thing, but .... still...

8:37 PM  

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