blocking and swatching

Rogue is blocking away peacefully on my dining room table. I am excited by every step of this project. I'm not sure why. Perhaps because I think it is turning out so well and I am thrilled to see it coming together. Tomorrow: seaming! After that, a finished object picture (or two) of Rogue and then I promise to stop posting pictures of it.

blocking Roguesoy silk swatch

As you can see, since I can't work on Rogue, I've started something new. I swatched for the cover sweater of the Spring 07 Interweave Knits. I'm using Soy Silk from my ill-fated top-down cardigan. Ugh, what a disaster that was. I'm hoping that the good sweater knitting mojo from Rogue carries over to this sweater. I will definitely leave off the ruffle and make the sleeves longer. The woman at the Interweave booth at Stitches said she thought it would be nice with 3/4 length sleeves when she was showing me the actual sweater. I think she's right. I will also hopefully make the sleeves not poofy, if I can figure out how to do that.

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