Froggy Knits

August 08, 2005

Ok, now where was I?

~Rowan 29 Navigator knit with Lion Brand Cotton-Ease in black and white~

Now I've attached a plenty of sleeves, but somehow I never really invested any time in trying to get to the knitty gritty of really understanding the shaping and how it could relate to "seamless" seaming and "not so seamless" seaming. Reading a featured Design Workshop on attaching sleeves in Rowan 32 was really helpful in taking a new approach to attaching those sometimes pesky sleeves. Check it out if you haven't already. There are a variety of different sleeves with great pics.

And if I can ever finish it, I have a few bottoms in mind to accompany the little stripey top.

Posted by froggy at August 8, 2005 01:25 PM

Wow...that is cotton-ease? Your stitches are so uniform. I'm about to sew in the drop sleeves for my green cardi...sleeves are one thing you have to get right!

Posted by: heather at August 8, 2005 02:40 PM

I've been thinking about you and glad to see you are back! The knitting looks great!

Posted by: margene at August 8, 2005 02:50 PM

So glad to see you are back. I was hoping a knitting project hadn't driven you past the edge of reason. And THAT is cotton ease? Hmmm...time to go dig in the stash :O)

Posted by: amanda at August 8, 2005 03:02 PM

Hurrah! Glad to see you back, Miss Froggy. Your new top looks great.

Posted by: Amy at August 8, 2005 03:27 PM

Glad to see that you are back....Hope all is well with you.

Posted by: lisa at August 8, 2005 03:30 PM

Looking good! I still don't have my personal computer and prettyposies mail set up, so I thought I'd say hi on your blog. That navigator is looking great. I hope it will be cool soon enough so that you can wear it.

Posted by: Julia at August 8, 2005 04:02 PM

wow it's looking great!

btw, good to see you. i've missed your posts!

Posted by: Jody at August 8, 2005 04:18 PM

Oh goody... you're blogging again :-) Lovely progress on Navigator, I think it looks best with denim!

Posted by: lyn at August 8, 2005 05:04 PM

Froggy, so nice to see you posting again. The Navigator sweater looks great. I'm sure you will get the hang of seaming the sleeves. Can't wait to see the finished product!

Posted by: Wanda at August 8, 2005 05:44 PM

That is going to look fantastic on you!

Posted by: Stacie at August 8, 2005 06:22 PM

Geez! About time. Where the heck have you been? :P
Nice stripes. I bet it looks great on you too.

Posted by: isel at August 8, 2005 07:13 PM

Glad you're back Froggy! Your new sweater looks great. Nice stripes

Posted by: eyeleen at August 8, 2005 08:16 PM

beautiful work! glad to see you post. hope all is well with getting ready for Fall!

Posted by: mrspilkington at August 8, 2005 09:22 PM

welcome back! your knitting looks perfect. great job. how much cotton ease did you snag? =)

Posted by: lynette at August 8, 2005 09:39 PM

I love the nautical look of that sweater.

Posted by: Norma at August 8, 2005 10:02 PM

Hey there you are! Looks good.
I love a technical read every now and then- it does sometimes shorten the trial and error part of creating things!

Posted by: Di at August 9, 2005 04:21 AM

Amazing what you can do with Cotton Ease! It looks lovely, Miss Froggy. I always pair my new sweaters with pants immediately too (and it is often my pair of Levis!)

Take care, and glad to see you back in these parts--missed you!

Posted by: Lolly at August 9, 2005 07:08 AM

Nice to see you back -- I missed you!

LOVE black and white stripes!!

Posted by: Wendy at August 9, 2005 07:17 AM

You have done such a beautiful job on that sweater!! I love it!!!

Posted by: Maggie at August 9, 2005 08:01 AM

I'm glad to read you again ! Navigator looks great and I'm impressed by your knitting very uniform !

Posted by: Christine at August 9, 2005 08:31 AM

Welcome back, Froggy :-)

Posted by: bulle at August 9, 2005 09:20 AM

What beautiful stripes! I love it, love it!

Posted by: Dani at August 9, 2005 09:26 AM

Yay you're back! :)

I like the stripes. I personally think the jeans would look best. Maybe with some chunky shoes. Yeah... chunky shoes... ;)

Posted by: Lisa P at August 9, 2005 09:30 AM

Hey, welcome back, and nice top!

Posted by: Lee Ann at August 9, 2005 09:55 AM

YAY!!! Froggy's back!!!! (And the sweater looks great too!)

Posted by: Kathy at August 9, 2005 02:54 PM

Its sooo nice to have you back Froggy!!!! The sweater looks really nice =)

Posted by: oslofia at August 9, 2005 03:26 PM

Too funny...I just bought that Rowan issue for the sleeve article. Hope it helps!

Posted by: Niki at August 9, 2005 05:28 PM

It's looking great!

Posted by: Karen at August 9, 2005 07:15 PM

Woo hoo! There's our Froggy! I was starting to go into withdrawal.

Posted by: Becky at August 10, 2005 08:45 AM

You know the obvious: the knit looks fabulous! Glad you are back on the 'net!

Posted by: chica at August 10, 2005 08:55 PM

Oooh - I like that. I always love to see what you're up to and this is a great inspiration for us all. I missed you.

Posted by: Jennifer at August 14, 2005 09:51 AM

And I was wondering what happened to you...:) Glad you are back in action.

Posted by: lauray at August 14, 2005 10:21 PM

I think the blue jeans will look great with it. Great job so far. It's good to see your blog back :)

Posted by: empress at August 15, 2005 12:27 AM

There you are! Very cute sweater. Seems like one you will get a lot of use out of.

Posted by: Jenny at August 15, 2005 01:25 AM

Okay, now I feel better. I have had a sleeveless sweater staring me in the face for AGES. I have used my pregnancy as poor, poor excuse for not finishing what really is a task that scares the poo outta me. I starting attaching one of the sleeves way back when, but it went wrong, wrong, WRONG very quickly and I had to tear it all out.

Posted by: cagey at August 17, 2005 09:06 PM

Hi Froggy great to see you again! I went searching for your blog and I found another Froggy Knits! blog. Now that just ain't right! There's only one Froggy. Unless it is you in a dual role?

Posted by: Elizabeth at August 19, 2005 11:13 AM

WOW!! Looks wonderful!! you'll get it done I know you will!

Posted by: michelle at August 19, 2005 11:27 AM

I love how the stripy's zig and zag. What a great sweater.

Posted by: Bookish Wendy at August 20, 2005 12:35 PM

Missed you froggy! Looks like a fabulous sweater from a fabulous knittier!

Posted by: Eilene at August 22, 2005 09:55 PM