Sunday, March 16, 2008

Beautiful Things, Part 2

Wow, I can't believe it's been so long since I've updated this blog! What happened? I got real busy with school and work and my other hobby (hair. yes, I said "hair") and time just kept passing. But I'm back as promised to show the other beautiful things.

Friendship is beautiful

Remember those flip-top mittens I made? I sent them off to a friend and she got them and sent me back pictures. I haven't seen her in person for a few years now. :(



Life is Beautiful

My bunny sitters' rabbit died over Christmas break while they still were watching my bunny. They are such sweet people. They watch several people's rabbits and volunteer at the shelter but only had two of their own, a bonded pair, Carl and Ginger. Ginger was an abandoned bunny they found outside. So to remember her by I knit a small likeness of Ginger using this pattern. Well, it was ginger-colored.



And so concludes our short series on beautiful things.

Back at the ranch, I've been working on a knock-off of the sleeveless cowl in the S. Charles Collezione Winter 2007 magazine. I'm almost done with the bottom, which I knit flat in garter. I think the top is knit separately. I'm just not sure about that cowl



What do you guys think? I'm not sure how to do it, and I don't want to pay $16.50 + shipping to find out. I guess I'll figure it out. Must be some other cowl patterns out there that could help me out. But hey, look at my fortuitously gorgeous color combo:



This is the RYC SoftLux you've been seeing on sale everywhere. I guess that means they're discontinuing it. Which is both happy and sad because I get a great deal but that means it won't be around for much longer. I haven't washed it yet, but I really like this yarn. Soft and pretty. Obviously you shouldn't use it for something that you want definition in, but it's great for this project. I originally got the green back last year in April or so when I visited Webs on deep discount. Then I got the camel and white when Ram Wools had their sale for super super cheap. Then I remembered I wanted to make this top and asked a friend for a recommendation for a fourth color and together we decided on purple. I love combo, something I would have never thought up myself but that looks very sophisticated.

Well, that's all for now. Hopefully it won't be so long until the next update. 'til next time, Folks.

5 comments:

Megan said...

I think for the cowl you just work a tube straight up from the neckline - the cowl sweater I've made was that way, anyway. You might look at free cowl patterns online and see how their collars are made...

Larjmarj said...

No hair pics?

I wondered where you had been! I can tell that your friend loved her gloves. The bun is very sweet. Can't wait to see the sweater in it's entirety. Knowing you, you'll make it look fab.

Lien said...

Oooh, can't wait to see what your cowl sweater looks like. I agree with Megan- it looks like you can just knit straight up from the neckline. I would maybe also increase needle sizes as you knit up the cowl, so that it's wider and drapier at the top than bottom?

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Digital said...

Your Excuses pattern is no longer available through the magknits site which has gone. I'd like to buy it though please could you put it on ebay or something? I'm not the only one looking for it judging by the other comment today alone on the post about you being published! thanks