Phildar Tendances Knitalong

A knitalong to translate and knit the beautiful sweater #20 from the Automne 05/06 issue of Phildar Tendances (French to English!)

Thursday, April 06, 2006

pieces finished

now to block and sew. anyone else still working? let me know.

phildar sweater pieces

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Got Yarn

FINALLY, I have decided which yarn to use for the sweater. I was struggling with not buying new yarn because I have a promise to myself to USE STASH. So, this left me with Phidar Quietude in black that I had purchased for 414 Tendance Automne O4, Veste Croisee or this Rowan Magpie. I decided to go with the Magpie. Now I just need to knit a swatch and get started.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

finally, i've made some progress

After the 3rd cast on (due to not paying attention watching the Olympics, lame) I was off. All was going well until I was about 15 rows into the armhole shaping and I realized that somehow I had an extra stitch. Rarr. Otherwise I am enjoying this quite a bit, the pattern has yet to get boring.

Friday, February 10, 2006


Hello! I've managed to finish both front and back and have seamed the shoulders and sides. I'm hoping to cast on the sleeves tonight but I'm still playing with some math. I'll be away for a week and I don't know if I'll have comupter access so if not, hopefully I'll have a finished sweater by the next time I post!

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Updated pictures of my Phildar


I haven't touched my Phildar since the last time I posted an entry. However, shown here are more updated pictures of my Phildar. Hopefully this will help to give some motivation. ^_^

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

sos, very emergency!

You know when you mess up and then get frustrated then keep messing up and getting more frustrated, then nothing works? Yea, that's me right now.

I'm trying to swatch, but I don't think I'm doing the pattern right because my holes between the groups of 4 sts don't seem as large as everyone else's. I'm not sure what's throwing me off but I think it's the 3rd row. I'm so confused that I don't even know what to write to explain what I am doing. Just when I thought I had the whole pattern translated and the hard part was over...

I think the lllV in the 3rd row says slip 1st stitch to the right, K 3, pass the slipped stitch over the 3 st. but I keep ending up with extra stitches, so I'm definitely doing something wrong...

Hurray! First Post

Hello Fellow KAL-ers!
This is my first KAL and my first post but I do have some progress pics to share. I had finished the entire back of the sweater last Saturday but I had to frog it because it was simply too long - I've adjusted the pattern so the sweater doesn't cup my bum now.

These are pics of Back v.2 - I'm nearly ready to begin armhole shaping.
I'm knitting with Rowan Cotton on US 8 (5 mm) in a khaki colour.
Can't wait to see other progress shots!
Happy Knitting!

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Worst blog host...ever! the immortal words of the comic store guy from The Simpsons.

Guys, I'm so sorry that I've been totally MIA on this blog. You guys seem to be making some progress! I, however have not. I'm still recovering from Christmas knitting (can you believe it?) I'm so far behind with projects for myself...even a pair of socks is taking over a month to complete!

For those of you who recently asked to join, please hear my heartfelt apologies for delaying your invites, they have gone out this morning.

I'm back up and running (on all levels -health, internet, etc), so let's kick this thing off in 2006!

Who's with me?