Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Wip Wednesday #7

A New Wip


Yes that right a new wip! Some of you may have read Monday's post, so this will not come as a complete surprise to you! I have had the secret items as wips but they are not a major project unlike this one! So without further ado here is my first picture

Sorry the photo is rubbish I only had my iphone with me, but you get the idea! Oh my goodness, I just realised I haven't told you what it's going to be (hopefully!) This is going to be my first top, the pattern includes a tie detail at the front and it has quite a simple square pattern 16 stitches in purl 16 in knit! The shape is also quite simple, just a square really. So I am hoping that this will mean I will be able to follow it and get it right! I did phone my mum first, (the pattern is from the magazine Simply Knitting which both my mum and I get) to talk about whether she thought I would be able to do it. She thought it I was going to be fine and we then went over the pattern to make sure I undertood everything.  Now onto the yarn, I had already bought the yarn, I just couldn't help it! The pattern said you would need to use Rowan Lenpur Linen and as this is my first big thing I decided to go and buy exactly that. I quite like this yarn, I have never worked with Linen before and it did take a while to get used to it but it's fun working with something different.

So this is as far as I've got this week

Again sorry for the photo! I'm not very far along and please don't expect this is to be finished anytime soon, I am really only going to be working on this in between other things!

So for more wips head over to Tami's blog

26 comments:

  1. Congraulations on your progress. I think it's one of the reasons I love WIPW you can see the growth!

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  2. Lokking forward to seeing the end product!

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  3. Can't wait to see your progress - making a garment isn't scary at all, just take it one stitch at a time :) Love the linen yarn

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  4. Great progress!!! Can't wait to see more of it - you can do it!!!

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  5. It's a good start! I have a linen project coming up so I'll be keeping an eye on this project of yours to see what you think of it.

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  6. Can't wait to see your finished project!

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  7. Looks great - can't wait to see you progress.

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  8. Ooo, I have seen/felt that yarn in person, and it is lovely! Good luck with the project!

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  9. Sounds like an interesting yarn, I haven't had the pleasure of feeling it before. Little progress is still progress!

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  10. It's never a bad idea to buy the recommended yarn! Sometimes I substitute with unexpected and often unhappy results :(

    It may not look like much progress to you, but I think you've made a good start!

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  11. I wonder if it's the same top I'm starting soon it sounds a lot like it. Is the tie at the neckline off to the side?

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  12. Ooh, how exciting! The pattern sounds great, I love the sound of a tie detail in the front. I've never knitted with linen before, but I've been getting curious about it lately. Looking forward to seeing how your top progresses!

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  13. Thanks for all the comments and the encouragement! Tami, my top has the tie at the bottom in the middle, I'm curious about your one now though!

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  14. Congrats on starting your first top. I'm sure it's going to be great.

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  15. Wow, your first top! So exciting!

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  16. Good luck with the top! Hopefully you'll understand the pattern and it will fit well when you are done. Fit has always been my biggest problem with sweaters. I can't wait to see your project progress.

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  17. Good luck, can't wait to see it finished. =)

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  18. Good for you, trying something new! (did I just sound like Dr Seuss?)

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  19. All the best for your first top!!Waiting to see the finished product!!

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  20. It's so exciting to see pieces starting off, isn't it? I'm not a knitter, but as a crochet person I feel the same way :) Good luck with your first top. Kx

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  21. Good luck for your first top, I'm sure it will turn out just right! I am hopefully learning how to knit a beanie this weekend, one step up from a scarf so fingers crossed!

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  22. I'm interested to see this top - it sounds like a great pattern for you. Hope you enjoy making it!

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  23. Good luck - lucky you being able to phone your mum and ask her for help (I quickly past my families knitting abilities)
    Love the colour. Looks nice and natural.
    Looking forward to seeing it slowly grow, and you can never have too many WIP!

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  24. What an exciting project to start! I can't wait to see it grow into a finished item. :D

    I'm glad the linen is working out so far, and linen is such a great summer-clothes fabric, your timing is awesome.

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  25. looking forward to seeing the finished product..
    Good luck.

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  26. Oooh, you are so brave to do a top! It's great having a mom that can give you a hand; I know my mom has been indispensable in figuring out fiddly little bits too!! That looks like a wonderful start:)

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