October 31, 2014
This shawl was knit as part of a local knit along – which was a good motivation to get it done in one month! The theme is Canadian provinces, this was knit as a part of the BC theme. The pattern is Rosebud Shawl from Tin Can Knits, based in Vancouver. The yarn is the heavenly Royal Alpaca that I bought last year when a local store closed down.
I think this was done on time as it was a fun, engrossing knit. Shawls made from DK yarn knit up fast, are big, and oh so warm. I see myself getting a lot of use from this shawl this winter. The lace pattern was fun, and I find the resulting pattern very pretty. I love the teal colour.
October 9, 2014
This sweater was my attempt to use up some cotton/silk yarn in a quick project. I didn’t really succeed, as the yarn and pattern are not a perfect fit, and the sweater is not a perfect fit. The top button band pulls and gapes, and isn’t all that attractive. At first the top of the sweater was too tight, but after I washed it in the machine it got better. Normally I just handwash my sweaters, but this one got thrown in the machine out of frustration. It worked. The berry stitch pattern is supposed to open up and be more flexible, which didn’t really work with this yarn. None the less, I did get a good length, and the buttons are very nice.
Also, the colour is nice, I really like the colour. I think I will wear it to work today. I reminded people at work yesterday that if you think of work like a reality show, things are much funnier than annoying. One co-worker even practiced ripping up sheets of paper and throwing them, which was excellent for our drama quotient. After all it everyone gets along, and crap doesn’t happen, it would be bad for our ratings right?