Wow, what a boring title! But it is 7 a.m., the night was o.k. but the kids decided, that it was time for breakfast at 5.30 a.m. and so I'm here, having had breakfast, the kids are fed, washed and into their clothes for the day and so am I :)
So I thought, I'll show you my latest FO:
Lanesplitter by Tina Whitmore from the First Fall 2010 issue of Knitty
(the lanesplitter is the skirt, not the jacket. That is a February lady sweater, since I'm a follower and have to make what everybody is making :) And yes, I also knitted a BSJ, Fetching and an Ishbel. I have yet to make a Clapotis though....)
Why did I make a knitted skirt? mmh, actually I like wearing knitted skirts. I had a long skirt waaay back, when I started my appreticeship and wore it a lot, although it was green and I don't know any other woman, who wore long green skirts out of knit fabric even in the 90s. Boy, where did I get that skirt from? But what really made me want to knit this skirt were the 3 skeins of Noro Kureyon and the 3 skeins of Boku that were sitting in my stash for years! The pattern stated, that I would need 6 skeins of yarn: Perfect!
I used a provisional cast on and cast on the number of stitches I would have after increasing like stated in the instructions, knitted until I reached the circumfence needed and grafted the stitches together, to provide a visible seam. Worked really well! For the waistband I used some MerinoSeta, that was sitting in my stash even longer than the Kureyon.
So, I was finished and I had so much yarn left! I tried to add a border to the skirt, that I found in Nicky Epsteins "Knitting over the edge" but that looked stupid, so I just added a couple of rows of knits and purlstitches. In the end I had 2.5 skeins left over (I could have knitted the skirt with the Noro alone... go figure), that is the only downside.
I like the pattern even if it makes me look like a wanna-be-hippy with all its different colours. It matches everything im my wardrobe though :)
Now I just need to make a slip to go under the skirt :)
If you are wondering: I'm still doing well with my recipe-challenge. I made some nut swirls last week, but did not take a picture. Yesterday we had Falafel for lunch. Really a winner, but since I had my in-laws over I also did not take any pictures... sorry...