Thursday, April 01, 2010

Here Again

Yes, I know, I know. Long time, no hear.

It's been far too long for catch-up so I'm just going to start again.

Some Twilley's Freedom Spirit

has been maturing in my stash and being remarkably quiet as to what it would like to be when it grew up.

Finally, the yarn spoke:

Stefanie Japel's Textured Circle Shrug. The pattern is available for free on the Lion Brand website (you do have to register). Just be warned that there is a lot of 1 x 1 ribbing, followed by a lot of seed stitch (which is also 1 x 1 ribbing in essence). If I'd realised there was quite so much of it, I might not have started. However, I'm very pleased I did.

Here's the front:

We did try to get a picture with my head on it but according to #1 daughter photographer I kept "pulling a funny face".

I added the button - sewn through both fronts; no button hole. It just looked didn't look right open - too well-endowed, I think.

You don't know the biggest news - I started working in a yarn shop. Talk about a kid in a candy shop - I spent a whole day counting balls of yarn and making lists. Complete bliss. Of course, it is also extremely dangerous - the stash is growing exponentially.

I made this:

(see exchange above for explanation of lack of head).

The back:

to go on display. It's the Transverse Cardigan from the Spring 2010 Interweave Knits. I used Malabrigo Worsted in "Dusty" (available from Yarn Gathering) and had it knitted in about four days. Come and see it for yourself if you are passing Earlsdon Street in Coventry.

I've also been very busy with KnitCamp organising. August doesn't seem all that far away.

That's all for now. I can't promise I'll blog every day but I really will make an effort to blog more than once every Preston Guild.


SC said...

Thanks for the KnitCamp reminder!

Marie said...
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Marie said...

great to see you're blogging again! I really like that shrug, looks like a very clever construction. So, working in a yarn shop, I expect you might as well get paid in yarn?

allisonmariecat said...

Lovely to hear from you again. Very fun cardigans...but the seed stitch/1x1 rib would be the death of me :)

Oh, working in a yarn nice!