Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Twist & shout

I’ve been buried under my maths textbooks for the past few days but now I’m back!

Summer season is fully upon us so I switched from wool blends to cotton blends. I know that a lot of people dislike working with cotton, but having been knitting with Rowan Handknit Cotton I must say I’ll take it over any other yarn! It’s delicious – soft, smooth, wonderful stitch definition and the colours are amazing. I’ll try to get photos of Handknit Cotton WIPs later today, for the moment I’m having  a pick & mix, that is some finished objects and some in progress ones.

First of all, I finished my Erquy!

Or rather, I finished it weeks ago but never got round to taking “in action” photos. I adore it – the fit is very flattering I think! Still can’t believe that pattern so simple can have such stunning effect, when I first saw it I thought there was no way in hell I could knit it.
Mine is slightly longer so it sits on the hip and I’m toying with the idea of making another one slightly longer to wear as a dress. If only I had as many hands as an octopus, sigh

My butterfly mittens are done and gifted now.
Pattern is very easy to follow and they knit up so quickly! Perfect last-minute gift, and this is exactly what they were – recipient loved them.
Totally see another one coming, this one for myself.

I have also finished Beach Halter by lovely Andrea Rangel. To make it longer and more pie&ice-cream friendly, I did 8 repeats of lace pattern. I went down needle size for the garter section so it’s less see-through.
I made a small mistake at right hand side in lace pattern but I didn't realise until later on so I continued knitting.  Really hope this won't be terribly visible when worn.
Pattern is very easy to follow and it knits up fast - I was a bit hesitant at first because I've never done lace project on that large scale but I think it turned out just fine :o)

I skipped i-cord for the lace-up back and braided three 80in strands of yarn instead. Made me feel like a teenager again when I spent my afternoons braiding friendship bracelets like this:

And finally I want to share my newest musci obsession: Adele! I'm a bit late to hop on the wagon but I fell in love with her music. Enjoy!



  1. You've been a busy girl. I love all of your projects. I even have Erquy in my Ravelry queue. So fun to see them modeled. Looking forward to seeing your halter finished.

  2. That is the cutest top...and it looks terrific on you!

  3. @Monique thank you! Erquy is amazing and so versatile - there's KAL on Ravelry if you would like to come and join us :o)

    @weeshaus thank you! *blushes*

  4. I love both your tops. I've never heard of either of the patterns before, will have to check them out!

  5. You have been quite busy! Cute!

  6. I'm a bit late to the party but whoa! you/your Erquy is/are smokin' hot!...sizzle!


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