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ArtLady1981
09-01-2009, 05:11 PM
Well, I won't be posting any FO's for a while. I have really gone and bit off some BIG PROJECTS, and essentially all at the same time. I hate it when I do that. So these 3 projects are all in some stage of being done.

CALLUNA CARDIGAN (http://www.knitpicks.com/Calluna+Cardigan+Pattern_PD50727220.html) (model photo below)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3460/3702238971_a3227bf70d.jpg

My Calluna Body is blocking now (photo below):
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2556/3924119502_314bb5df02.jpg
Have also finished the first sleeve, not in photo.

LOG CABIN BLANKET (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/ArtLady/how-to-log-cabin) (she needs 4 additional 'rounds' as of this photo...but I ran out of yarn, and ran out of patience, too...the last 4 rounds are an enormous amount of stitches on a US8!) Sept 23 update: have only 1 'round' to go! A 'round' is 4 sides.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2601/3863516116_6041e3de1c.jpg

And finally, the CLASIC COAT, (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/clasica-coat) featured on the cover of the latest edition of Interweave Knits Fall 2009.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2564/3840462219_401352fbac.jpg http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2671/3840462245_04df3bb678.jpg

I'm done with the BACK, both FRONTS and 1 sleeve!
Using City Tweed HW in 'Jacquard'. Here is a sleeve:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2517/3929852149_40a53d9b1f.jpg

I'm co-hosting a KNITALONG for the CLASICA COAT (http://www.ravelry.com/groups/clasica-coat-kal) over at Ravelry. We have 120 knitters so far, and the list is growing by the hour! I mailed a prize of 4 custom made stitch markers to our 100th member to sign up! (made by yours truly: sterling silver and blue cloisonne)

Anyhoo, that's what I've been up to! BTW, all 3 of these projects are using the new Knitpicks CITY TWEED HW! (http://www.knitpicks.com/City+Tweed+HW+Yarn_YD5420183.html) I've knit 49 skeins of this yarn so far (8.036 yds)! I guess you could say I really like it!

Jan in CA
09-01-2009, 05:55 PM
Boy that looks like a lot of work! :zombie:

I like that Calluna Cardi. How come your two fronts look different on the bodice? Is it just the way it was photographed?

AH1OZ
09-01-2009, 05:56 PM
1. i want the log cabin!
-both yours and his!!!

2. i LOVE LOVE LOVE that coat

evona
09-01-2009, 06:34 PM
Lovely as always! City Tweed is on my wish list. :wink: I love the color of the classic coat. Is the difference in the top panels in the cardi what you are talking about when you say you screwed up the diagonal rib sequence?

newamy
09-01-2009, 07:12 PM
I like the Log Cabin. But that is a lot garter stitch! One of the reasons I haven't made one.

Your other projects look great too!

Since you are an expert on City Tweed how does it hold up later with washing and wearing. Does it pill???

Woodi
09-01-2009, 07:50 PM
That is one crazy bunch of projects!....but just ever so lovely. Like the little cabin in the background too. Almost as cute as one of our little outbuildings (just kidding - yours is cuter).

This is what hubby (pictured) built me as a garden shed 10 years ago, from scraps of lumber.
http://www.soapmaker.ca/SoapPics/CGardenShed.JPG

WandaT
09-01-2009, 08:35 PM
Wonderful projects going there ArtLady!! I'll have to order me some of that KP Tweed. It knits up beautifully!

wezyus
09-02-2009, 12:51 AM
Mindblowing .... i hve liked all ur projects ...u r genius has a gud taste ...kit it up ...thnks

ArtLady1981
09-02-2009, 04:33 AM
Boy that looks like a lot of work! :zombie:

I like that Calluna Cardi. How come your two fronts look different on the bodice? Is it just the way it was photographed?

There is a LEFT DIAGONAL RIB and RIGHT DIAGONAL RIB for both the Fronts and Back. Of course, the camera picks them up like one is flatter...but, other than one leans left and the other leans right, they are mirror images of one another.

ArtLady1981
09-02-2009, 04:36 AM
That is one crazy bunch of projects!....but just ever so lovely. Like the little cabin in the background too. Almost as cute as one of our little outbuildings (just kidding - yours is cuter).

This is what hubby (pictured) built me as a garden shed 10 years ago, from scraps of lumber.
http://www.soapmaker.ca/SoapPics/CGardenShed.JPG

Aw, that is one adorable garden shed! :heart: I love it!

ArtLady1981
09-02-2009, 04:43 AM
Lovely as always! City Tweed is on my wish list. :wink: I love the color of the classic coat. Is the difference in the top panels in the cardi what you are talking about when you say you screwed up the diagonal rib sequence?

No, the Fronts are correct. The boo-boos are on the Back.
On just two of the multitudinous rows. I can't live with it, so will frog later! Oy! :eyes:

ArtLady1981
09-02-2009, 04:47 AM
This model Calluna shows the "diagonal rib" mirror image for each Front better!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3460/3702238971_a3227bf70d.jpg

And here is my Rav knitting buddy's Calluna, laid out to dry!
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2589/3872850367_95b066de97.jpg

Fiestaknitter
09-02-2009, 09:48 AM
You are my hero ArtLady!

margz3
09-02-2009, 10:39 AM
Those are going to be gorgeous! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the colors you chose! That city tweed is no nice to look at!

I've been wanting to make an afghan for my DS, and was leaning toward the lizard ridge, but after seeing your latest log cabin, I'm thinking that might be the way to go!

melmac51
09-02-2009, 02:47 PM
You are my hero ArtLady!

ditto!

ArtLady1981
09-02-2009, 04:52 PM
Lizard Ridge is awesome! BUT, that seammmmming....
yikes! And, lest we forget...NORO is quite a bit more money than City Tweed! There is an outrageous blanket over at Ravelry, that used all the colors of City Tweed HW. It was a patch-squares blanket, therefore seamed, but the colors were wonderful altogether! Just great!

Each 'square' is an itty bitty LOG CABIN...then the group leader (it was a charity blanket for a friend) seamed everyone's little square log cabins together!

Project Melanie (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/tderivi/log-cabin-square)

And below is a link to a Kuryeon Log Cabin. Again, the individual little log cabins had to be seamed together, but isn't it awesome?

Paintbox Kureyon Log Cabin Quilt (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/KathyMarie/paintbox-kureyon-log-cabin-quilt)

These two log cabins are so inspiring, as is the Lizard Ridge! What to do, what to do!!

melmac51
09-02-2009, 05:07 PM
Gorgeous! The second one reminds me of Kaffe Fassett.

melmac51
09-02-2009, 05:08 PM
Don't mean to gush (well, maybe I do, a little), but your work is always so nicely done and beautiful!

DollyC
09-02-2009, 09:29 PM
3 huge jobs! and beautiful as all the things you knit, Artlady.
a kiss,
Dolly

scout52
09-03-2009, 12:57 AM
Once again you awe me with your work!! I just adore your progress so far on the Calluna. I can't wait to see your version of the Clasic coat.

Debkcs
09-03-2009, 02:23 AM
You are my hero ArtLady!

The minute I saw that coat on the cover, I knew you would make it, your face popped into my mind. I slowly put it down and walked away, too much going on now.

Dimpledapple
09-03-2009, 07:05 AM
:notworthy: That's it -- I'm starting the official ArtLady Fan Club! By the way, I'm so loving both your log cabins :heart:

ArtLady1981
09-03-2009, 07:21 AM
:notworthy: That's it -- I'm starting the official ArtLady Fan Club! By the way, I'm so loving both your log cabins :heart:

:aww:

Slim
09-03-2009, 07:36 AM
All are beautiful! That Clasica Coat is going to be gorgeous! And I love the log cabin afghan. Wonderful work.

margz3
09-03-2009, 12:23 PM
Lizard Ridge is awesome! BUT, that seammmmming....
yikes! And, lest we forget...NORO is quite a bit more money than City Tweed! There is an outrageous blanket over at Ravelry, that used all the colors of City Tweed HW. It was a patch-squares blanket, therefore seamed, but the colors were wonderful altogether! Just great!

Each 'square' is an itty bitty LOG CABIN...then the group leader (it was a charity blanket for a friend) seamed everyone's little square log cabins together!

Project Melanie (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/tderivi/log-cabin-square)

And below is a link to a Kuryeon Log Cabin. Again, the individual little log cabins had to be seamed together, but isn't it awesome?

Paintbox Kureyon Log Cabin Quilt (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/KathyMarie/paintbox-kureyon-log-cabin-quilt)

These two log cabins are so inspiring, as is the Lizard Ridge! What to do, what to do!!

OH NO!!! I think you've made my choice WORSE! :noway: Now I'm in love with the mini log cabin blankets! :teehee:

domiknitrix
09-03-2009, 01:05 PM
Wow. You have a lot on your plate. I am envious. Everything looks so good. I can't wait to see the Calluna Cardigan complete. Just awesome. Your my knit shero!!

ArtLady1981
09-03-2009, 01:25 PM
Wow. You have a lot on your plate. I am envious. Everything looks so good. I can't wait to see the Calluna Cardigan complete. Just awesome. Your my knit shero!!

You are too too kind! In my Ravelry notebook for Calluna, I've linked folks to your 'lifted increase' video! One of the nicest I've seen!

That is a goal of mine...to make a few little videos to share with others on YouTube, or maybe my own knitting website. You Rock! You are MY knitting shero! :wink:

Shandeh
09-12-2009, 06:55 AM
:notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

chj
09-12-2009, 11:14 AM
ArtLady - as always, I am in awe! :notworthy:

I saw the classic coat pattern when a friend brought the book to our knitting circle the other day. It's been a while since I tackled a sweater, and that one is a beauty! How much yarn does it take? It certainly looks like a candidate for City Tweed. Maybe it's time I take on something other than blankies!!

bambi
09-12-2009, 06:00 PM
Beautiful!!! I love that calluna pattern. :muah:

I don't blame you about not finishing the log cabin yet, though. Lots of garter or stockinette can be daunting. I was thinking of doing a log cabin but just a baby blankie due to the smaller size.

ArtLady1981
09-12-2009, 09:07 PM
UPDATE:

I finally fixed the upper Back of my CALLUNA! Only had to frog about 6", and re-knit. It knitted back quickly! This time I put stitch markers on every 4th stitch! Cast on for the sleeves yesterday, and will work on them tonight and tomorrow, too! They are sailing along!

The LOG CABIN is advancing little by little! I like to work on it late at night when I'm cross-eyed! And maybe enjoying a little white wine, too!

The CLASICA COAT KAL has 100 members now! I am done the the Back and both Fronts. Put it on hold to work on CALLUNA for a bit.

I hate it when I do this to myself, casting on for 3 big projects at almost the same time. Doesn't seem like anything gets D-O-N-E for the longest time!

ArtLady1981
09-12-2009, 09:10 PM
ArtLady - as always, I am in awe! :notworthy:

I saw the classic coat pattern when a friend brought the book to our knitting circle the other day. It's been a while since I tackled a sweater, and that one is a beauty! How much yarn does it take? It certainly looks like a candidate for City Tweed. Maybe it's time I take on something other than blankies!!

Well, I'm knitting the 50". Sounds humongous, huh? But, I want it to be nice and big and slouchy. Anyways, I bought 14 skeins of City Tweed HW, and I think I will have enough. I have 5 skeins left, and I only have sleeves and part of hood to finish.

The Textured Pattern Stitch that you see on the sleeves and up the fronts and hood isn't a YARN HOG like true cables are. They are light and airy. Not holey, but nice 'n poofy!

blessedtosew
09-14-2009, 11:44 AM
Goodness gracious!!! You are a knitting machine. Everything looks fabulous!!!

Lima
09-18-2009, 07:19 AM
Very beautiful design!!!:inlove:

ArtLady1981
09-23-2009, 09:24 PM
CALLUNA (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/ArtLady/calluna-cardigan)body is blocking. Sleeve #1 done.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2556/3924119502_314bb5df02.jpg

CLASICA (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/ArtLady/clasica-coat)Back, Fronts and 1 sleeve are done!
(sleeve #1 shown in photo below)
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2517/3929852149_40a53d9b1f.jpg

LOG CABIN (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/ArtLady/how-to-log-cabin)has one final 'round' to go! Will finish it tonight or tomorrow! Yay! Husband left for the high mountains this morning, won't be home til Sunday! Can you guess what I'll be doing 18 hrs each day????

:knitting:

wezyus
09-24-2009, 03:08 AM
Superrbbbbbbbbbbbb...thnks for sharing

Debkcs
09-24-2009, 08:31 PM
YOUR Log Cabin is going to be big enough to cover HIS log cabin, but much more portable.

Love the sweaters!