Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Finishing feels good!

Hey everyone!  I finally finished my Central Park Hoodie #2.  Here are the specs
Yarn: Aruacania Naturewool in Amethyst- 4.5 Skeins
Needles: Knitpicks Size 6 and 8
Buttons: Ceramic from Briar Rose Fibers
Size: Medium body, Large sleeves
Mods: I knit this baby all in one piece, removing 2 stitches from the back, and 1 stitch from both the left and right fronts.  I joined the shoulders with a 3-Needle bindoff instead of seaming. I added a cable to the hood, and kitchener stitched the hood. I picked up the buttonband all in one piece as to avoid the seam in the center front of the hood.

Here are some pictures.

I also finished blocking my Ishbel Shawl.
Yarn: Malabrigo Sock in Solis purchased at The Fiber Fix
Needles: Knitpicks Size 5
Size: Small Stockinette, Large Lace
Finished Measurements : 52 inches wide, 21 inches long
I love this shawl! This was my first attempt at actually completing one, and my first attempt at blocking lace.  My goodness this thing grows a lot!

A few days ago, I started to make Sylvi.  I got through the left front to the point where I would have to do the raglan decreases.  At this point, the fabric is supposed to measure 26 inches. However, my fabric measures just barely 17 inches.  I am so mad!!!  I am using Cascade Eco +, and other people on Ravelry have used it with a size 10 needle, and their jackets look great.  At this rate, I will end up having something that looks like a maternity sweater.  Now, there is a time and place for that....but I am just not there yet. So, to the frog pond I go.  I plan on making the Military Cardigan (Ravelry Link) designed by Veronik Avery with this yarn instead. Now, I am on a quest to find Bulky yarn with a gauge of 3 sts/inch....SIGH!!!  Cascade LIES!!!  Eco + is not bulky.  It's heavy worsted

Happy Knitting everyone!


Oiyi said...

It looked great on you tonight!

gold said...

You did a fantastic job on that hoodie!

Jeanine said...

Looks great on you. I guess I will see you wearing it at RB? Nice job on the shawl too.

Necia said...

Love your fo's. I agree with you about the Cascade Eco. You'll find the right yarn, no worries.

craftivore said...

Oh yeeah, CPH looks awesome. Ishbel matches the leather perfectly. Which came first, the leather or the Ishbel?

Sharon V said...

Congratulations on your FOs. They're lovely! Your sweater is so cute and I really like the cables on the hood.

Your Ishbel shawl is lovely too! You do really good work.

Rima said...

And I got to see all of those great FOs! What will you be wearing tonight? :)

Jamilah said...

I can't believe it took me so long to finally comment. I've been so busy lately. The hoodie looks amazing. I haven't the guts to knit one yet but definitely inspired to consider it in the future. Your shawl came out great too. Love the color.