Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Halfobi? Why Not Just Knit a Whole One?

I've just cast on for a new project, the Halfobi by Ivete Tecedor. It is a little jacket type garment in a kimono style. An obi is a sash worn with a kimono; so I'm not really sure where this pattern gets it's name. It is short in length so maybe that contributes. but I think I'll knit mine just a little longer than the one pictured in the pattern. It is plain stockinette stitch, so I'm using a fun colored yarn - Noro Silk Garden in color 245.

I picked this pattern for a couple of reasons, I like the shape and it looks easy. it also has a little bit of seaming at the end. This will be my third garment, but the first time I've had to seam one. I figure it is time to start branching out a little bit. I don't think everything has to be knit in the round. I did do some seaming on my Lizard Ridge Afghan; so I think I'll be able to do it with no problem.

I've also been working on a pair of socks for my husband. I picked them up last week and took a look in my notebook - I started them last march! I just want to finish them before a year goes by. I've got a good shot - I'm ready to turn the heals. I am knitting both socks at once on two circulars. I don't have a current picture; that will have to wait until they are finished. I've also been spinning. I'll have a new finished yarn for Friday.

12 comments:

Monika said...

lovely colorway you've got there! I've not been as productive as you are. The last couple of days I've benn knitting on a scarf, which I'll rip out today. Deadline looming. Looking forward to your new yarn.

Dave said...

Whoa, that's a gorgeous colourway!!

Esoteric Knitter said...

ooohhh pretty!

The Kelly Green Rogue said...

The colorway is beautiful!

Bezzie said...

I kind of like that style, it's like a kimono-shrug. I like the way it's not boob-form fitting like most shrugs are.

Zonda said...

Oh that is going to be lovely! Gorgeous colors there! Hehe..yay, hubby will get his socks soon! You can do it!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

That shrug/bolero pattern is soooo cute and will look great in the color you chose!

February is for finishing...those socks will be done in no time!!

Ava said...

Love silk garden! pretty colorway.

elizabeth said...

Oooh, I like that too! It looks so soft and comfortable!

angelarae@clearwire.net said...

Lovely, lovely...now, about the socks, are you using magic loop? I'd like to learn, but when I called Great Yarns, they said I'd have to ask for a private lesson. (I assume that costs money)

mel said...

Love it - all those gorgeous noro colorways!

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Mom said...

That colorway on the jacket is really nice. Bold and beautiful.
I'm going to go look at the jacket pattern - I'll let you know what I think later.