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January 12, 2006

Demi closes in on the finish line

Hello knitters! My apologies for being out of touch; work is to blame. You know when people say "I am so busy at work.. etc etc" as an excuse for not having enough time? I used to think that this was a convenient way of getting out of things, but not really valid. Its possible I may have been mistaken. possible. Anyway, one deadline met (mostly!), who knows how many to go, and the knitting goes on.

Demi is quite close to being done. Obviously, she wasn't finished for Christmas, because I didn't work on Demi for nearly the whole of December. However, SQ's finished sweater was quite motivating.

Demi_frontback.jpg

Check out how the diamond pattern ends right at the collar on the front! It took some knitting trickery to get this to happen. After finishing the front the first time, I noticed the shoulder shaping started a inch or two higher than the back, so took that opportunity to rip back a few rows and line up the front collar with the top of diamond.

The collar is in progress, to be followed shortly by all sorts of seaming.

Demi_collar.jpg

Comments (25)

Looks fabulous. I love all the cables...truly a work of art.

Wow, it looks so nice! Hope work is slowing down soon so you can finish and knit more!! :-)

Looks amazing!!

Wooohoooo! Glad to see that you're back. Totally understand about the work thing. Slow and steady wins the race, right? Looks great so far!

Excellent job with the knitting trickery!

Welcome back. Yeah, work is sometimes a real pain, but it does allow us to buy yarn, so... Demi looks great. I love all that cabely goodness.

SQ:

its about time!! i've been chacking your site always for demi progess! i hope its all the way done soon!

It looks so great! I'm so impressed that you are tackling this sweater, and taking such care on the details.

Wow, your demi looks beautiful so far. And, I'm glad you're back:)

Yay! Can't wait to see the finished sweater!

You Demi looks great. Can't wait to see more!

That looks absolutely amazing!

dear diana,
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kellz

Looking good!

glad to see you back! i love how demi is turning up, beautiful color and cables.

It looks great! I can't wait to see the finished product on you! I have that book on order and that is definitely on my list of things I want to knit.

Now that is some beautiful work.

welcome back! I was starting to wonder when we would hear from you again. Demi looks great and nearly done

Elli:

looks fab! Good luck with the sewing up!

Tara:

I can't wait to see it done. That's one pattern I loved the first time I saw it!

jody:

i was wondering where you were! demi is looking great, and given the super-warm weather we're having lately, i don't think you missed much wearing time so far (if at all).

btw, how'd those christmas socks turn out?

Dani:

Its looking really good Diana!

What beautiful cables! I am always afraid to make textured stitches on dark yarn, but yours came out fantastic!! You've converted my thinking :) Thanks for the comment on my blog about the blue sky cotton sweater. That yarn is awesome, especially at 4 stitches to the inch. It's so light and cloudy! I can't wait to see your sweater :) I thought of making another one, but in the Neon Pink color (just for fun).

Demi is looking great, looking forward to seeing it finished.

I wish I had known that the Demi Knit-a-long was happening when it started! I only discovered Demi a few weeks ago, but haven't started it yet because I have 3 other sweaters in different stages.

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