Sunday, 31 October 2010


This is my Lanesplitter from Knitty First Fall 2010, which I actually finished a couple of months ago. I've just had it blocked and waiting for me to get round to threading the elastic through the waist band.

Being 8.5 months pregant at the moment, I'm afraid I can't model it for you as the bump wasn't taken into account when making my usual size! Some time after Christmas I should be able to wear it though.

There are lots of other great versions out there, and it was hard choosing the colour(s)! As always with Noro, the thrill is in waiting to see what colour combinations arise. In this pattern, the excitement is increased by alternating two balls at the same time. I know some people carefully chose when are where to start a new ball, and cut out sections they felt didn't work, but I just went with it and watched to see what would happen.

I'm pleased with the result. Above is the seam, which would be impossible to match up colourwise. I can't decide whether to wear the seam at the back or side.

It's basically one long rectangle, which is knit on the diagonal, so you begin by increasing at regular intervals to the mid point, then decreasing down to a point at the other end, all the while alternating every two rows with stocking and garter stitch.

Enjoy the magical Noro colour graduations...

Just a Teaser...

I can't tell you anything about this one yet, though it's been finished for several weeks. More news later in the month probably x

Getting Ready...

I'm officially on Maternity Leave (Friday was my last day)! DH hung the blind in the Baby's room today, and I tried to help.
I think the reality of being off work, and why I'm going to be off work is just beginning to sink in! Such exciting times; only 6 weeks and a couple of days to go. All the furniture and other bits and bobs arrive tomorrow, so I'll have more photos for you then.
In the meantime I'll leave you with an elephant tipping a hot air balloon...