Wednesday, September 28, 2005


Let me introduce myself. I am 16 years old and live in Lexington, Kentucky. I have been knitting for 2.5 years so far and am obsessed. I have an extremely small yarn budget, so this is my first sweater. I am very excited!
I have progress photos!
Here is the back:

Here is the beginnings of the front:

I have thoroughly enjoyed knitting this so far.

Making some progress

Here's my finished back and my in-progress front. I went on vacation last week and hoped to have most of the front done by now, but I was having so many gauge issues while I was away, it was driving me insane. Everything is fine now and things are moving along. I'm almost through my first ball for the front. I'm pretty happy with how this is turning out. One thing I realized that I need to do pretty soon is go button shopping. I just read Becky's project notes and think it would be a good idea to have buttons before I make my button holes.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Get your buttons ladies

Hey girls,

I just threw together a button for us. Sorry for the lack of organization here but I did tell you it was a casual knit-a-long. ;0)

Hope those that have started are progressing well. My Salina start is on hold as I really don't like the colour I bought off eBay. It had BAD colour representation and was the opposite of what I was expecting. Need to rethink.

Monday, September 12, 2005

And I'm off.. so I think

Originally uploaded by angefasu.
I cast on for Salina yesterday and I got through two sets of decreases. I'm knitting it in Herb, the color they used in the book. But as you can see, it's not quite the same. The sweater in the book has got more yellow in it and the yarn in person is more of a sage-y green.

Looks like I'm well on my way with this sweater til I checked the gauge last night before I went to bed. I'm getting one more stitch per inch than I did on my gauge swatch. I think the problem here, which is something I'll note in the future is that I swatched with a different shade of Felted Tweed (Cocoa). When I started knitting with Herb, I noticed that Herb wasn't as soft as when I was knitting with Cocoa and had more of a "stringy", rough texture. I'm thinking the dying process had something to do with that. Lesson learned, swatch with the color you're going to use.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

The start of Salina

I've started up a few rows past the moss stitch!! I'm in love already. I don't have a whole lot of time right now to post pictures here, but check out my blog for the post with pictures:

I'm so excited about this KAL!

Start your engines!

Hi everyone,

Just wanted to introduce myself and say hi! My name is Liz and I will be knitting Salina in Herb. I haven't casted on yet, I'm actually going to (try to, at least, lol!) wait until Friday to cast on for Salina.

And we're off!

Welcome to the Salina-a-long!

We are officially open for business so get those needles clicking. Salina here we come.

I'm off on vacation for the week but feel free to post and get our wee blog moving. Those that have started early, show us your progress. :)

Good luck guys! :) See you when I get back.

If anyone else wants to join - the more the merrier. Send an email to