Due to the now more chilly weather, I've caught the sweater bug. Which is just as well as I have enough wool for three right now, all begging to be made. The first up is Rambling Rose, from the Winter 2006 issue of Interweave. The yarn is the Knitpicks Wool of the Andes that was sent to my aunts house back in May.
I decided to knit the whole thing in one piece, since that makes more sense to me. It took me about 10 tries (not joking) to get the thing to work properly. These pictures are from the second last attempt, it was all ripped out because it was too big. Hopefully now I'm on the right track, I've knit all of this back and more since then. I'm a little worried about yardage since I only have 13 balls and I can barely get 3.5 inches out of a skein.
I opted out of the scallops in the hem since I couldn't do it to save my life. I'm sure that with enough effort it could have been done, but I just didn't have the brain capacity for it. Not to mention that without it, it was a lot easier to adjust for the fact that I'm a 36, not a 30 or a 43. It was probably the scallops that made it necessary to have such extreme sizing anyways. I snooped around a bit before hand, and decided that I liked the look of the plain ribbing, it makes it a bit less fussy, plus there's not much point when I'm doing it all in one colour anyways.
I'm going to try to post on Tuesday's, like WIP Wednesdays. I would do Wednesday, but I have class all day, and then stitch 'n bitch, so I know that that just wouldn't happen at all. ever. This way is better.
Anyway, wish me luck tomorrow on my first day of class! Hour long commute, here I come, sock at the ready.