Wednesday, January 19, 2011

#53 - WORK IN PROGRESS WEDNESDAY: CABLED ADDICTION

Beatnik in progress...Ravel it!

Okay, I'm a cabling fiend at the moment. The Fenimore is perfect for knitting on the go, since the cables are much less complicated than they appear. My newest knit on the needles isn't quite so simple though... and I'm loving it.

I cast on the Beatnik last week with the Sweatshop of Love Selfish Knitting Sweater KAL. It's fulfilling every desire I want from a knitting project at the moment. A sweater that I plan to keep all for myself? Check. Crazy, complex charts that are engaging and challenging? Check. Loads of texture? Check. I cannot complain one bit.

Charts, post-its, and tallies... you know, all the good stuff.

I'm knitting the sweater in the round to eliminate as much seaming as possible, which took a bit of work to wrap my mind around it, but now I'm feeling in the swing of things. I'm using the KnitPicks Wool of the Andes yarn for the first time and I think it will suit the pattern well - the yarn is lofty and light, but will certainly be cozy. And it's stash yarn, to boot! I'm just about to begin the waist shaping now, so I suspect a good bit of progress to be made in the coming weeks.

So... what are you crafting, reading, cooking, sewing, and making this week?

Happy knitting!
xx

16 comments:

iknit2purl2 said...

Beautiful! Its going to be gorgeous in gray! Ithink we are on almost the same row!

paula said...

Yay! I've been ogling Beantnik for a while now, and can't wait to see how it goes for you. It's SO cute. Also, thanks for working out how to knit it in the round. That sort of thing gives me a brain-ache. Hope you'll share when all is said and done. :)

Aimee said...

I love that pattern! Looking forward to seeing your progress.

Narwhal Love said...

THAT is going to be gorgeous. Good luck! I can't wait to see the finished sweater. Hope you can take a picture like the one in Knitty, haha.

SillyLittleLady said...

Its going to be gorgeous! I can't wait to see it finished :D

Tami Klockau said...

LOVE this sweater! It's adorable. I can't wait to see when you get further along. I agree, it's going to look amazing in gray.

Kathleen said...

That pattern looks amazing, I can't wait to see how it progresses. Some selfish knitting now and then is definitely a good thing.

Gertie said...

The sweater is coming along really nicely, can't wait to see it when its finished. Gonna look lovely in grey, I have to say that as everything I knit just lately is grey!!

Susie said...

I love that jumper, I thought about making that, good to see a good review. It sounds loads of fun.

Marushka C. said...

Isn't it great to have a project on the needles that just feels that great to work on? That silvery gray is going to be gorgeous in a cabled sweater.

autumngeisha said...

Great start on your Beatnik. It's such a cute and retro looking sweater. It's fun to knit a challenging pattern once in a while. The post-it notes really come in handy! Smart thinking to knit the body in the round, too.

Denise said...

Looking forward to seeing your progress. Looks good so far.

Paula said...

It's going to be beatnik beautiful! I love the color of the yarn your using, looks cozy.

The Sweatshop of Love said...

Looking awesome! And I'm loving those post its! They help so much, right?

I can't wait to see your week 2 progress! Great job!

Susan said...

I love the yarn you choice for this project. It shows the cables wonderfully!

g-girl said...

how do you like the kp bulky? I haven't worked with it before. the sweater is going to be gorgeous!