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!

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6 comments

  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.

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

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  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*

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

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  5. You have been quite busy! Cute!

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

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