Wednesday 7 April 2010

Extending my knitting

to Tel Aviv and Jaffa.

In case anyone is curious, let me assure you that the temperature of the Mediterranean waves is no less than perfect.

Lunch outdoors in Jaffa, at restaurant Dr Shakshuka, was also perfect!

Here's a photo of my knitting:

Marianne Isager's sweater Knit and Purl from Classic Knits consists of different horizontal borders that are fun to knit. Also, I think the pattern suits both the yarn (Rowan Felted Tweed) and the colour ("Duck Egg").

I have decided not to make a raglan sweater, even though I love raglans. It's just that I think raglan yokes look better with vertical rather than horizontal patterns. Other modifications include changing the border that consists of triangles (original version top border to the right) and knitting the pieces back and forth instead of in the round.


Anonymous said...

Oooh! Another fabulous sweater in the works. Can't wait to see this one finished, too :)

aafke7 said...

... and I like the hortus Gethsemani! Thanks you for sharing this beautiful place!

Johanne Ländin said...

Det ser väldigt soligt och roligt ut! Hoppas att det inte blir för varmt att sticka med ylle.


Yarndude said...

Oh my, if paradise exists on Earth, I think you're there right now!

Kerry said...

Looks like you are having a lovely holiday. I love the colour and pattern of your blue sweater.

Anonymous said...

I am glad you are enjoying your vacation. If my monitor is showing the correct colour, it is gorgeous. Because I am a terrible "purler", I really admire those that can produce such lovely material with the knit and purl stitches. Also a very thought provoking comment on raglan patterns. Would it also apply to colour patterns?

Asplund said...

I am indeed having a great time and wish I could prolong my stay for another week (at least)!

I do think my opinion when it comes to horizontal raglan patterns apply to colour patterns too. Actually, that's how I found out it wasn't to my taste: I was knitting a striped raglan and didn't like the jog in the stripes that the decreases resulted in. So, I turned it into an ordinary vest instead. (If you're interested, there are photos on Ravelry: project called "Left-over stripes".)

ylva said...

It looks just lovely both the sweater and you sitting knitting with the sea behind you! Blue is your color !