Yeesh! You’d have thought I’d taken the summer off or something…
Well, I said I’d have some Unwrapped pix, so here they are.
Project specs: Unwrapped by Jody Pirrello from Knotions. This is my first pattern from the new magazine. I really liked it! I used Lion Brand LionCotton in Banana Cream. I think I used about 5 skeins. Everything else is as written, including the waist darts. I had some trouble with the calculations, so I think they aren’t perfect, but they do the job! This sweater took me a month to make, without the belt. I’m still debating adding that. Use metal needles with this yarn. Bamboo is too sticky!
It’s not easy to take pictures of oneself, but I wanted you to see the shaping in the sweater. It’s not quite blocked smooth, so you can still see the darts a bit at the waist in the profile picture. They draw the sweater right in, so it really fits nicely. I love the edging. M took the final picture, so please forgive the imperfections! I try to get a nice picture of myself, then I take one of her…
Poof- first try. Beautiful. I think we as adults try way to hard to look a certain way. Sigh… I hope she never looks at herself like I see myself. It’s just not right.
I got a new yarn holder at a local festival- pretty cool! You put the ball in the pot and the end loops through the “J” on the side. No more loose balls rolling around the room! Thanks, Mom. 🙂
And I finally plied the roving I bought back last winter for Project Spectrum. This is a two-ply, a bit looser twist than I hoped, but I got about 500 yards! Way more than I expected. The barber pole skein is the same orange blend plied with natural. I had a bit extra on one bobbin, so I just tried it to see what it would turn out like. Not bad, but a bit harsher than I like. The colors are truer in the first picture, but I still couldn’t capture the warmth of the red, plum and orange. This might just be a simple stockinette scarf. Gotta think about it for a bit.
I’ll try to write more. Just gotta get some inspiration. 🙂