11 March, 2009

Austin

Max's spring break was last week so we took the opportunity to say goodbye to Philly for a bit and head to Austin, where instead of snow we enjoyed margarita's outside at noon. I kept texting Kate to tell her that I was walking around the park (Zilker Park, for all you Austin-ites) in a tank top. She kept telling me to go to hell.
We stayed in this super cute house with these monstrous Century plants that stand guard in front. They will eat you in the night if you don't lock the doors.

While we were there I got to do two fun Kelbourne Woolens things--which was only fair since I abandoned Kate for the week (although she is abandoning me this week, not for margaritas and sunshine but for the flu). I took pictures of our new and soon to be released pattern, The Pattern With No Name As Yet! Known as the ruched cowl, designed by our dear friend Maria Polder. It uses Road to China Light, which is scrumptious, and can be knit using 2, 3 or 4 skeins. This one is knit in the color Dark Amethyst.

How cute is my Mother-in-Law? So cute.
The second was a trunk show at Hill Country Weavers, my favorite Austin LYS!Where I met Lilah, who blogs at The Little Cloud, a great knitter and Fibre Company fan. She got some excellent skeins of Road to China Light in Blue Tourmaline and Plum Jasper. Mmm...pretty.

And afterwards, I too went to Hello Cupcake, the greatest Airstream trailer ever. One vanilla with chocolate and one chocolate with chocolate. No sprinkles. Sprinkles are not for grown-ups.
On a totally different topic, but related to Road to China Light, I just finished what is quite possibly the most perfect sweater I have ever knit. I can't show it to you yet, but in the fall you'll see it in all it's perfect-ness and beauty.

If you're at Rosie's tomorrow you can see it!
oooh!

11 comments:

EmilyG said...

ooo! I watched you fiddling with the chart for that!

And yes, your MIL is adorable!

Glad y'all had fun in the sun.

xo

Trisha said...

Courtney,

I purchased the Tulip Cardigan pattern from you a couple months ago, and have only recently been able to get around to knitting it... just in time for warm weather, of course!

I am now in the pattern where I am joining the sleeves to the main piece on circular needles and I just don't have enough stitches to add up to what the pattern calls for. Are there revisions that I have overlooked on your blog and on your site? Or, is it possible that I'm working something incorrectly?

To join the sleeves, I am knitting 5 across the steek sts (the pattern actually reads 4 steek stitches here), and am then knitting across 85 stitches as the pattern calls for. Then I placed the next 10 sts of the body of the sweater onto spare yarn and joined the sleeve (except for the first and last 5 sts of the sleeve, which are on a length of yarn). From here, if I knit around 170 sts of the sweater for the "back" then I have gone way past the point of no return--I'm back past my beginning point, past stitch #1 again, before I've even placed sleeve #2.

For the body, I have exactly 224 sts (10 are for the steek on the front). That number stays the same all the way up, according to the pattern. And, if there are only 224 sts to work with, I can't knit through 90 sts until the first arm, then knit through 170 sts, place another arm, and still have 90 sts to finish one single round.

Can you please help?

I'm pretty much a beginner knitter, and I'm totally in love with this sweater--I've even named her! I'm anxious to finish working my first piece in multiple colors, as well as my first piece with button holes. Please offer some help to move me along!

Many thanks,

Trisha

Trisha said...

p.s. your sipf email box is full--i tried emailing first. sorry for the long message!

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晚上 said...

hello~nice to meet u..............................

phenixx said...

/Hi! /is your geyl pattern still available? I love it and would like to make one.

愛的理由 said...

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米色大衣 said...

We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull, Some have weird names , and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.............................................

開會討論 said...

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權選 said...

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