Saturday, February 04, 2006

KAL update and final FO for the week!

Aria has decided on sock knitting for her olympic knitting. They will be her first socks - go Aria!

Sherrill is working on the Airy Scaf from LMKG, some lovely socks and she made two "go knit" bags - love them!

Theresa has been in deep training this week - she found some help with reading her pattern, ripped her Flora and continued work on her hat and Winter Folly. Whew!

Tara is working on a beautiful Noro cardigan.

Chris blocked her Kiri - it is gorgeous!

Laura has cast on for two new pairs of socks!

Erica finished up a lovely multi-directional scarf!

E started her Leaf Lace Pullover out of her own handspun! Looks great!


And I actually finished something for myself! My first FO that I get to keep this year! And I love it!!!!


(Sorry for the crappy bathroom-mirror shot - The Husband is at work).

Details:

Pattern: Turtleneck Shrug by Teva Durham from Scarf Style
Yarn: Knitpicks Merino Style in Petal - 6 skeins
Needles: Clover Bamboo DPN US 7
Dates: Started early Jan, finished Saturday February 4.
Mods: I used a DK weight yarn, pattern called for worsted. I really wanted to use this yarn though, as it is so freaking soft.
Thoughts: I think it turned out really well. I didn't feel the need to add stitches, as it is ribbed and would stretch. And I really like the way it fits - not baggy, but not tight either. I put it on for this picture about three hours ago and have yet to take it off. Did I mention that it is so freaking soft? I cannot wait to wear this all the time. So worth the hours of endless ribbing for the final product. Go make yourself one now!

Yippee - the first "not a gift" for myself! And I'm nearly halfway through the leg on my second Jaywalker - trying to finish it up in time for the Olympics.

I somtimes feel bad about having so many projects on the needles, but it sure is nice to have so many finished at the same time! Makes one feel very productive!

7 comments:

  1. Your Turtleneck Shrug is awesome, Jenn!! I love that rose pink color and it fits you just perfectly. Thanks for all your hard work with the KAL updates- take care and have a great weekend! :-)

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  2. That is seriously cute! I love the color. I can see how that would be a very useful knit. My house is chilly and it looks so comfy!

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  3. You know - you're the first person I've seen (aside from a model or two) that looks good in a shrug like that! Way to go - you are TOO cute!

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  4. Anonymous12:09 PM

    The shrug looks great! Way to keep a handknit item for yourself : ) Unsurprisingly, I've been thinking about knitting this too.

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  5. anonymous was me, e!

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  6. Good luck on finishing the Jaywalker and gift before Friday. This Olympic thing is way more than a 16 day commitment!

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  7. Anonymous8:43 AM

    Your turtleneck shrug is so cute. And it looks really good on you. It's no wonder you didn't want to take it off.
    Lynda

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