Froggy Knits

July 28, 2004


Klaralund Pattern from Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton Book Number Two
You knew it was coming. How can you resist?
Noro Silk Garden, fabulous pattern.
You know you wanna.
Join us. It officially starts in September.
Wendy and I are co-hosting. I have some silk garden that is just waiting to become Klaralund.

In other knits, I am working on this Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Baby Mystery Bag. Why a mystery? Well, I was in Knit Happens and picked up a couple of balls of Cashmerino Baby and Kristine handed me a free pattern that she thought my mini would like. It sounded so cute.
Eyelets and picot bind-off. How could I resist?
I must say it's been so great to just knit. Without a pattern pic to check, it's really been surprisingly nice. I think I must obsess over details in checking and rechecking 'cause it's been a very relaxing knit and I think it is more about not knowing than the pattern.
I really like how the bottom is working out.

I know it doesn't look like much, but when you don't know what going to knit up in your hands, it's quite cool. I have never worked a picot cast off. I think a bit of blocking is what it needs. The above pic is the best color representation of the yarn, but here is my progress so far. It's amazing how sometimes you are one flash away from turning a pink knit into a red one. I'll have to take another photo that really captures the details. There is actually a really nice pattern going on at the top and bottom of the bag. If I had known what it looked like I probably would have stressed about it and made a mistake. Now the true test is to take it to Kristine and see if it remotely resembles the actual bag, lol!

Posted by froggy at July 28, 2004 05:28 AM

A klaralund knitalong is a wonderful idea! I am really tempted. Let me come back from my holidays in August and I will seriously consider to participate....

Posted by: Marta at July 28, 2004 08:42 AM

I love the klaralund. I'm going to order the book and the yarn. Can you check the pattern and tell me how many yards I need (bust measures 38"). Thanks!

Posted by: Linda Tabach at July 28, 2004 09:11 AM

I'm in for the knitalong, that sounds like a great idea. I may use Kureyon instead of Silk garden though.. Now I just need to try and get hold of the book here in the UK..

Posted by: kerrie at July 28, 2004 09:23 AM

I'll be traveling in September but I definately want to join the Klaralund-along. Oh my..the pattern on the bag is stunning. Beautiful job!!! :)

Posted by: Eilene at July 28, 2004 09:32 AM

I want to join the knit along. I've been eyeing that sweater for awhile now. I still have to decide if I want to use the silk garden in my stash, which I had earrmarked for another project, or if I should *gasp* buy more yarn...heheh

Posted by: Amy at July 28, 2004 09:40 AM

I would like to join the knit along, but as I mentioned in Wendy's comments, this will be the first knit along that I have been a part of, so you will have to fill me in on the rules.

Would you be able to tell me how many skiens of the Silk Garden this pattern requires? I would like to start scouting for a good deal. Thanks!

Posted by: Dani at July 28, 2004 12:22 PM

The bag looks so pretty. I can't wait to see it!

Posted by: Clara at July 28, 2004 03:51 PM

Where do I get a copy of the bag pattern!!!

Posted by: Monique at July 28, 2004 04:23 PM

Wow...that picot border pattern is breathtaking! Looks like an absolutely perfect knit to me!!! I'm a big fan of that pink, myself. :)

Posted by: Sarah C. at July 28, 2004 04:31 PM

Oh no! That bag is so cute and the bottom of it is really cool! Will Kristine mind when we all email her begging for the pattern? :) Looking forward to seeing Klaralund.

Posted by: Chandra at July 28, 2004 11:35 PM

Wow, Klaralund is a really great-looking sweater. What colours will yours be?

Posted by: alison at July 29, 2004 02:09 AM

Count me in for Klaralund. My LYS is holding the book for me and now I just need to pick a yarn.

Posted by: Kimberly at July 29, 2004 04:40 PM
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