I finished this Stripe Study Shawl months ago, took pics about a month ago and hated them, so I gave up and just used a dress dummy for the ease of getting it done. Please excuse the lack of facial expressions.
I loved making this shawl. The green/yellow yarn shown (my main color) is Wasabi in Colinette Jitterbug sock yarn. This is one of my favorite yarns for the subtle variegation and the excellent squish factor. The magenta yarn is Linie Cosmo 33 in purple. The Linie is merino and cashmere. It is also deliciously squishy. I had my doubts about the wearability of this color combo with my wardrobe, but it’s getting use.
I started a Little Sister’s Dress for my wee unborn one, and I thought I would use the Wasabi sock yarn. After searching for about 20 minutes, I realized I had already used it in this shawl! Ah, pregnancy brain. Luckily, there is no shortage of beautiful sock yarn in my stash, so I busted out some Dream in Color Starry in the color Melon Bomb that my brother and his gf gave me ages ago. This color seems like it will be impossible to photograph, but I’ll do my best when the time comes.
I still have a finished Liesl and Lolita to post coming soon. I’ve started a Honeybee Cardigan but I can’t seem to get the sizing right. I started out making the 34.5 inch bust size, but the sleeves were huge and the width across the bust would not have stretched enough to show off the lace properly. I frogged it and I’m making the sleeves in the extra small size. I haven’t decided whether to make the body in the small or extra small size. The extra stretchiness may partially be due to the Ella Rae Lace Merino yarn, but I have read of others experiencing this with the pattern, so maybe it’s not just the yarn. I’ll keep you posted.
It’s funny how much emotion we can convey in body language, even in our feet. To me, the toes above, and the following picture look like shy feet. It seems so weird to think that feet convey shyness or timidity, but I think they do. And I guess I think that’s cute. I can’t think of a way of positioning hands that would have a shy-looking effect, so maybe this is exclusive to the feet. Maybe I’m a nutter to be thinking about this. Who knows. I’m pretty fascinated by human behavior.
I finished these socks last year (so this tells you how good I am about posting FOs…). The yarn is Colinette Jitterbug, one of my FAVORITE and very drool worthy sock yarns. It’s as squooshy as Koigu and the colors are amazing in either the almost solids or the multi colors. We just got a bunch in at Hand Held so I *had* to get more. We got some of the Wasabi Squeeze color and I snatched it up. I have made at least 3 pairs of socks from Colinette and it is nice on the hands and stimulating to the eyes. I was surprised at how even most of the stripes on this pair knit up. They call this color Ischia, and I love it.
This is my usual recipe for socks: toe up, two at a time, magic loop. If you live in Northwest Arkansas and want to learn, you can sign up for a class here. I used up all of the yarn down to a few yards on these, so they’re nice and tall. I purled the toes and gussets just for fun. You can see that better in this pic.
We just got some Madeline Tosh Sock too. I think I squealed and immediately snatched up the Twig color for some future pair of amazing socks. Sock love is back.
This is another pattern/project I’ve had around for awhile. I wrote this pattern last summer, but neglected taking a picture for a WHOLE YEAR. So, here is the Wasabi Cowl! This pattern is free and available on Ravelry for download. Find it here on Ravelry. Or directly download it. DOWNLOAD PATTERN HERE
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This pattern is extremely simple and ridiculously quick to knit. It is knit on size 19 needles with super bulky Colinette Point 5. I think all in all, it took me less than an hour. I also wanted an excuse to use one of the fun and huge buttons we had at Hand Held.
This isn’t a project that really needs blocking, but I put in on my blocking board and lightly steamed it to get more accurate measurements.
Here is what it looks like on my blocking board:
That picture shows off the yarn overs more than you can see when the cowl is worn.
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