Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Zooming along...

I've got my front and back pieces done already! I cast on for sleeves last night and have made a few increases...It's all just 2x2 ribbing. Fast and easy!

Here are the front pieces blocking:

I'm using Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran Tweed for this cardi -- very nice and soft when it's knitted up. I haven't quite decided on which collar I'm going to make yet.

Is anybody making the full ribbed version? I don't know if it's a mistake in the instructions, but the front pieces of the ribbed version is 13" long before the armholes, but for the back piece and the plain front pieces, the length is 12.5". Of course being the indecisive girl that I am, I made mine 12.75".

How to post pictures

Here's the official word from Blogger:

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Once you have an image online, you can include it in either your template or in a specific post by typing in the following tag: < img src="http://www.example.com/mypicture.jpg" >. Just replace the URL here with the actual URL of your image.

Also, remove the spaces after and before the brackets <>. If anyone needs more information, ie where to have pictures hosted, or doesn't understand the HTML, let me know in comments and I'll try to clarify.

hi everyone

I hope joining you will keep me going on this sweater. I have too many WIPs and not enough finishes these days.

I'm doing my cardi in Lite Lopi, all in one color - Black Heather. Here's a shot of the completed back and half a front side.

(I was going to post a picture, but after pressing the button a few times in vain I guess this blog doesn't take photos, from me anyway. Apparently I'm slowly trainable, but may be wrong).

Hope to see a lot of these soon!


why yes, I am a geek

Did anyone see that I changed the little star icon at the top of page to reflect our tastes a little more accurately? I know I'm a big dork, but every time I look at it, it makes me happy.
It's taking so much willpower not to cast on already, but I have tons of holoday knitting to finish, not to mention the vest I'm making for myself to wear at xmas!
I'm so glad to see our KAL getting active!

Ribby Cardi Knitalong:

Ribby Cardi Knitalong: Yarn Dreams (aka Decisions, Decisions!)

Hello everyone!

I'm Tacha and I have recently moved to Berlin, Germany. I'm also a new knitter and could not resist the Ribby Cardi knitalong.

I am absolutely loving the Peruvian Highland yarn.

My colours are:


How do you upload photos to the blog?

Anyhoo - I started swatching and think I am going to have to go up a half size in needles.

What style is everybody making? I have decided to go for the ribbed back.

take care and happy knitting!

Hello from Japan!

It's great to *meet* everyone! I tried to post a comment last night but it was lost in cyber space..so I'm glad other folks started posting regular posts vice comments. I'm really looking forward to this project. I'll be ready to begin right after Christmas, but I admit I'm still finishing up gifts right now!

For the ribbed cardi, I got the heather denim and dusty rose from elann. Denim for the body and dusty rose for the sleeves. It should turn out really nice (I hope!).

A little about me...I'm a single mom of two teenagers, and we've lived in Japan for the past 14 years. We're getting ready to move back to the US in the spring, so that's pretty exciting. I recently picked up knitting again and am totally addicted. I think when I knit before I didn't have enough patience to finish a long project, but now that doesn't phase me. I think a lot of that attititude shift is from doing an ironman distance triathlon a couple of years ago...talk about a long term goal. My perspective on a lot of things changed after that!

Well, I'm just really looking forward to this project and the group we've got going. Thanks Carole, for setting this up!


Yarn Dreams (aka Decisions, Decisions!)

Hi, all. I had such a hard time deciding on yarn! I dreamed and deliberated and experimented with combos and imagined myself in them some more. That's my usual way. I guess it was an extra big deal to me since it's my first sweater. I really wanted to try superwash, but the price of the Peruvian Highland called my name. Mostly I'm an earth-tone-wearing kind of person, but lots of the browns, grays, and charcoals were gone. So I branched out slightly and went with Arizona Clay (sorry, I haven't figured out how to post pics in this blog yet). I was really drawn to fun, kicky colors, too, though. So I also ordered celery and antique blue (arms)! And peridot and dusky purple (arms)! I'm outta control. Truly OUT OF CONTROL. At least one sweater will be a present. Hope I don't get sick of these!

I introduced myself in a comment downblog, but I'm a new knitter and loving it. I also need to finish holiday gifts first (many!), so I'll start between Christmas and New Year's prolly. It's SO cool to see a back already knitted! Yes, it's very hard not to start now, RIGHT NOW.

I'm so happy this knitalong exists. It's given me the courage to try. Thanks, Carole! And thanks to leading me to elann.com. Great prices I plan to enjoy in a long and glorious knitting future. Going to work on the ribbed, lacy, asymmetrical poncho for my niece-who's-like-a-sister...

Monday, November 29, 2004

Got my yarn!

Well I made the plunge today and these are my yarn choices: Lotus Blossom and Grape


The lighter color is for the arm.

Hello Everyone!

My name is Nicole and I've just started the Ribby Cardi. It is really a fast knit so far. I've already finsihed the back and started on the left front tonight. I plan on knitting at least two of the Cardis. I had a little trouble deciding on colors. Originally I was going to do these...

Antique Rose and Raspberry

Dried Herb and Eggplant

But I am now going to knit them in these colors...

Claret y5221722
Claret and Raspberry

Dusky Purple Wisteria
Dusky Purple and Wisteria

Here is a pic of my finished back...

back of Ribby Cardi

edited to add better picture

Let's see a little about me... I live in NW Georgia with my husband of 11 years and my two sons Bradley (4) and Jake (2). My mother taught me how to knit about a year and half ago, but I didn't really start knitting until July of this year. I cross stitched for 16 years, but since I started knitting, I haven't cross stitched except a teeny bit, and then realized why I loved knitting so much! I've finished three sweaters Sally Melville's Raglan, Debbie's Bliss's Lara, and Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton's Klaralund, along with a bunch of hats and scarves! Well, I think that's enough for now! I look forward to seeing everyone's progress!

Here's a link to my blog Autumn Sway.

A favor! (or two)

Hi one & all and thanks for joining us! I'm hoping someone would pleeeease, pretty please, make a post of their own, rather than a comment, so I can quell my worry that it isn't clear when you sign on how to post here.
So, if someone wants to show off their color choices, or even their progress for those who've started, now would be a great time!
On the other hand, if it isn't clear how to make posts, will you let me know so I can search the FAQs and such?

Also, I think I've added everyone's names to the members list & linked those of you who have sites, but if I've somehow missed you, let me know so I can get you added right away.

Saturday, November 27, 2004

step right up!

Soooo, we have a few members now! Yay! Let's hear about the yarn you've chosen, when you plan to start, and maybe a bit about you!

I already posted a picture of my yarn, but here's a teeny knitting bio: I learned to knit a year ago. I've made two sweaters before this one-- one for my son and one for me. There are pictures of both on my blog. I am totally obsessed with knitting, well beyond what my budget allows. I look forward to being brave enough to tackle some colorwork in the near future.
Let's see... what else? Well, I live in Seattle, I'm a 34-year-old mama to two really freaking cute kids, Silas, who is nearly 6(!!) and Vivienne, who is 3. I work PT for a giant coffee company I'm sure most of you frequent, but I consider being a mom my "real" job.
Ok! Let's hear about everyone else-- post away!

Friday, November 26, 2004


I'm so excited to knit the Ribby Cardi! I love how it looks nice and fitted. It will be my first cardigan-- the only thing I find intimidating is sewing in the zipper!

I think a good majority of us will be waiting to begin this after we get through all of our holiday knitting, but some people have started and can provide inspiration for the rest of us!
Here's a picture of the yarn waiting for me:

I ordered the Peruvian Highland Wool from elann.com. The charcoa will be the MC and the claret will be the CC.

Okay, post away and spread the word that we've started a knitalong!