Sunday, December 6, 2009

Delphine Amore

I finished Delphine just in time for the cold weather.
Never mind that face I'm making.

I shortened it by 2 charts because I'm short. Notice the odd pattern? Just before the V. It's a Twisted Tradition's trademark. I love this sweater.

When I showed Wooly, he said, "That's SPECTACULAR!"
I said, "Yep! It's Lorraine, she's spectacular!"

I'm her biggest fan. :)

Jamieson's Spindrift
3mm & 3.25mm needles
size small
St Moritz

I'm going to try something new for the New Year. I've always loved those Dale of Norway sweaters, so when a KAL formed, I jumped in. 

Norwegian yarn isn't sticky like Shetland yarn (Jamieson's) and is thicker weight.

I decided it would be a good ideal to knit something small to see if I could get gauge & make the colorwork show up. Mr K's birthday is this month, so what better than a child's hat?!

St Mortiz Child's Hat
Dale of Norway Falk - wool
2.75mm & 3.25mm needles
For Mr K

We won't talk about how many times I started over... or who's evil plan it was to include a row with 3 colors (black + blue + white)... yes, that row in the center of the diamond with the white dot. Falk is heavy duty yarn, surviving all my ripping! I left off the tassel. Mostly because I didn't want to make one. :)

Mr K is going to be three! He's in Pre-preschool and has 3 blonde girlfriends. I wonder if they're Norwegian?! LOL!

I'm showing the inside because I want to share how I attached the edge to the inside.
You know how you cast on, knit so many rows for the edge, purl one row for the fold line and after you're all done making the hat, they tell you to sew the edge inside the hat loosely...

When I made Ruth Sorensen's hat, she has you pick up stitches on your cast on, then knit them together with the stitches you have on your needle. (Like a 3 needle bind off, without the bind off.) You end up with a really nice finished inside. Then you just continue knitting your hat as patterned.

It's Amore
Wooly & I were watching television...

Wooly says, "What's this commercial for? Oh pizza! Yum"
I sang, "When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie... it's AMORE!"
Wooly starts belly laughing, red in the face & says, "What?"
Me, "It's AMORE. It's LOVE! It's a real song!"
Wooly, "I know. Eye in your pie... in the sky... it's Maury?"
Me, "No! lol! It's Italian, sing it with me..."

I was so thrilled! I got him to sing! He refuses to sing because he thinks he sounds like an asthmatic bullfrog. I've been hearing him sing it every now & then & it just tickles me! 

So, this morning we're eating brunch & Wooly says, "I bought a set of bagpipes... they were on sale... I saved a thousand dollars!... what's wrong with you? You're so mad you can't even look at me! Oh, there we go, the eye roll! What is it? (and he sings) IT'S AMORE!!!"

That did it! I busted out laughing! 

So guess what I ordered?

LOL! :)

Okay, so hope you have a wonderful holiday full of laughter & love!

Happy Knitting! :)


Marina said...

You two, are hilarious ;-)

Your Delphine looks wonderful and looks fabulous on you!

I like those hems but my cast on is always tight and a pain to pick up the sts.

bev said...

You knit so beautifully! And, when I saw the inside of the hat I was in awe. Your yarn is so evenly tensioned. I worship you!
Love your story and think you 2 should move out here. It would be fun to even be in the same general area!

Anne said...

Delphine is gorgeous! I love that "twisted" motif.

And your hat is gorgeous too! You got gauge on 3.25 mm needles?

Unconditional Love it may be.....but he saved a lot of cash on those latest bagpipes -- more shopping girl!

Brigitte said...

Oh wow, great job on Delphine! And it looks so great on you! Yay Michele!

I love that method of picking up stitches from the cast on row, it really does make a difference. Mr. K. is gonna be rockin' in his spiffy hat. 3 girlfriends, huh?!! Heh.

Sonya said...

If he saved $1000 you need to keep shopping. Delphine is beautiful and looks great on you! Lovely hat too. I hate those 3-color rows.

Lorraine said...

Michele- I'm your biggest fan. You are amazing.

...and so is Wooly!

Rebecca said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Delphine Sweater and it looks fabulous on you. And, I really like the St. Moritz hat. Believe it or not, that is a pattern I have earmarked to knit and I think that would be a great way to swatch for it. It's really pretty in the blue colorway!

carolyninalaska said...

I thought sure I had made a comment on your post, but I can't find it... so I'll make "another" one.
I love the finish on your DoN hat! How creative... I always just sew it down I'll have to try that.

And of course... I just love Delphine... it looks great on you.

Jewel said...

You look great in your Delphine. I love Lorraine's designs too!