Very Fluffy Progress

I’ve been decorating again – this time our office where we both frequently work from home so huge disruption at our house! Computers and cupboards in every room, getting in the way 🙁

Not as much inspiration as decorating the knit room but at least this time we have the furniture and just needed to paint the room a pretty pale blue. Photos when it looks less of a bomb site.

So, with all this hard labour going on – not much time to blog but I have had time to knit….quite a lot of fluffy knitting!

Lilliana has been absorbing …

I pushed through these three colour rows (it’s the pointy red bits that are 3 colour)…

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Thanks to Naomi, for the tip about slipping the stitches for the third colour – made perfect sense, though I should have thought of it -myself. Unfortunately I’d already got past the 3 colour rows!

Then I chickened out of the whole steek idea – as JulesM pointed out, it was 2 colour knitting only after the armholes. To be honest -doing it flat  wasn’t as bad as I remembered  🙂

So I whizzed up the back doing the rather fun black and white section.I’m really pleased with how it came out…

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There are some long floats in this design but I only wove them when they were over more than 5 stitches to try and avoid the colours showing through. The floats won’t be much of a problem as the extremely fluffy Aura is starting to matt together on the back already!
Like this…

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It was neat – honest!

Here’s the back of the three colour pointy bits too…

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The whole garment is very fluffy and will be immensely warm – my one concern though – it may end up being a little small. The measurements only have 1″ of ease designed in. Fingers crossed.

So how far am I?

This is the completed back…

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And I’m nearly at the neck shaping on the front…

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Nearly done – then just the nearly plain sleeves to go.

With all the decorating disruption and  frantic knitting, Thug , who had been helping, advising and supervising, settled down with a nice Kidsilk Aura pillow…

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…and got  fed up with being woken up and photographed and gave me “a look”!

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7 Responses

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  1. CraftyCripple
    CraftyCripple February 12, 2011 at 5:51 pm |

    Cats hate being disturbed don’t they. My cat has that same look when I try to stand up when she has decided I’m comfy. The knit is looking great. I can’t wait to see it on.

  2. josiekitten
    josiekitten February 12, 2011 at 6:05 pm |

    It looks amazing! I do hope it’s going to be big enough because you’re never going to be able to frog it and knit a bigger size!! Awww, bless Thug. He is such a gorgeous boy. Henrycat sends him a very quiet purr!

  3. Jo
    Jo February 12, 2011 at 7:44 pm |

    What a handsome puss Thug is. We used to be a cat household but we’ve been taken over by a puppy. Lilliana is gorgeous, it’s going to be really warm and snuggly when worn.

  4. Trish
    Trish February 13, 2011 at 10:33 am |

    When the cats look at you like that; the official term is ‘Meaneye’. I get ‘Meaneye’ a lot from my two greys. The jumper WILL fit. The jumper HAS to fit!

  5. Dianne
    Dianne February 14, 2011 at 7:56 am |

    You can put it in the cupboard with the red cardi I have 3/4 knit and I KNOW won’t fit. It was my first pattern in czech too. However I can frog this when I have the heart!

  6. Beth
    Beth February 14, 2011 at 4:39 pm |

    Beautiful! Color knitting totally intimidates me.

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