A Sweater Machine

DH called me a sweater machine last night. I didn’t point him to the real sweater machine as I should have, but I guess I did make some progress over the weekend:

sienna cardi
Sienna Cardigan with lots of mods, half-seamed

Sienna is my top priority right now since Christmas is in a week! I obviously need to seam in the other sleeve (I am fighting with these sleeve caps and armscyes, let me tell you) and weave in ends. Then I have grosgrain ribbon to hand-sew to the underside of the button band. I still need to go buy some matching thread for this.

licorice whip in malabrigo
licorice whip in Malabrigo, body almost complete

Licorice Whip is my mindless knit round and round project. The short row bust shaping works and looks great, though I think I may have added an inch more length than I needed to for the bust. I need to figure out what I am going to change the hemline to, but until then, I just knit round and round for another 8″ or so.

I will finish Sienna this week, and I may be able to finish Licorice Whip by New Year’s. Hooray!

10 Comments so far

  1. Holly Jo on December 18th, 2006

    I love the little edges on your Sienna. Gives it even more spunk. Licorice Whip is coming along nicely – let’s hear it for mindless knitting. i think it is under rated.

  2. Dawn on December 18th, 2006

    I’m loving the Licorice whip–it is looking fantastic! I have it on my to do list since seeing it here. Can’t wait to see it complete. I know how that round and round thing goes–whew!

  3. Stacey on December 18th, 2006

    two sweaters for the new year! wonderful!

  4. gleek on December 18th, 2006

    mmm MMM! licorice whip malabrigo. that is gonna be one yummy sweater :)

  5. kristina on December 18th, 2006

    I love your Sienna Cardigan even more than the original!

  6. Ashley on December 18th, 2006

    Wow, you ARE a sweater machine! Go show that armscye who’s boss…

  7. Dipsy D. on December 19th, 2006

    Woah – you’ve been knitting up a storm, haven’t you? Sienna Cardigan is ging to look *so* stunning, and how gorgeous Licorice Whip already looks too – the shaping is just perfect!

  8. Bron on December 19th, 2006

    LOL, Jess! I think this machine might need to slow down a bit. Your Licorice Whip is look great. :) Gorgeous yarn for it!

  9. Julie on December 19th, 2006

    Oh gosh Jess, both are going to be lovely. Can’t wait to see them finished.

  10. kristina on December 23rd, 2006

    I tagged you for the six weird things meme. “THE RULES: Each player of this game starts with the “6 weird things about you.” People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own 6 weird things as well as state this rule clearly.In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave a comment that says “you are tagged” in their comments and tell them to read your blog.” :) Hope you don’t mind.