Sunday, November 18, 2007

Snow's on the ground, and so are new projects

Here we go again!

I managed to start the Soleil top, with the same yarn and needles as the I Do shrug, so it seems that I'll be getting that twinset! I haven't yet calculated the pattern tweaks, but I'm sort of considering just winging it. It's close enough that I could, but I think I'll use measuring tape one of these days. Progress pic here:

As you can see, it's not very far along. But that's because my attention's been divided with this other project (yeah, and you all can believe that if you want. Truth is, I'm just lazy.): socks as a Christmas present. No pics, and I won't tell who they're for - the recipient doesn't read my blog, but just on principle, I'm keeping mum :D

Yarn: 1 ball (150g/300m) of Novita, Seitsemän Veljestä
Needles: 3mm dpns

And that's it for the day. More to come later, perhaps.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

I Did!

Last weekend I finally finished the I Do shrug. Yay! Not even the Kitchener stitch could faze me! It only took me this long to actually take the pic and post it, and it's still unblocked. Anyway, I liked how it turned out, even though midway the first sleeve I was afraid that the drapey yarn wouldn't be as nice as something crisper, or mohair. I still need to attach a bead in one end so I know which way to wear it - otherwise the 'blank' spots caused by careless increases are on the outside of one sleeve, not inside and invisible. Gah.

Anyway, here's the badly-lit picture:

Isn't it lovely? I'm thinking of doing Knitty's Soleil next from the same yarn. That would give me... a twin-set. Isn't every lady supposed to have one of those in her wardrobe?