Saturday, July 07, 2007

Finished Coachella!

finished coachella!


I love the way this turned out! I wore it to lunch today with Stanley and I haven't been able to take it off! It's so comfortable! I used Berroco Touche with size 9 Denises. I ended up taking Mary's suggestion to heart. I really wanted to make sure it'd fit, so what I did was take the way too drapey version, pin it up to get the drape the way I wanted it and then I measured to see what diameter I had to get to. Once I got past the my bust (which I probably should have put in more darts into) I realized that I should increase on the sides more than the pattern required. So i increased a total of 7 or 8 times. It's so soft!

To celebrate, I wandered over to M&J trimmings on Broadway (?) and 37th. I have a capelet shrug I want to make and I wanted to get good buttons. The buttons I bought look like this:

cardigan capelet swatch


I'm pretty excited about learning how to create that thing in my head. I started reading Knitting from the Top by Barbra Walker today. I'll certainly keep you informed with how that process turns out. Who knows, maybe it'll even be good enough to offer up as a free pattern or something.

The other project I'm working on right now is a Clapotis out of some Sweet Georgia Speeed Demon. Blogless Ruth got the same yarn in the same colorway as I did and we decided to knit it up together. I'm almost done with the increasing rows. The yarn is ok, not amazing or anything, but the colors sure are pretty:

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8 comments:

rebecca@needleworksinc.com said...

Coachella looks great! And I love the buttons you got!

AJ said...

The Coachella looks awesome! Congrats on fixing it and making it work!

somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

Whew! I was wondering how you were going to fix the Coachella. It looks great on you!
=:8

Mary Hawkins said...

Yay! I'm glad that worked out so well! I always manage to knit things two or three times until they work out, and that's really the way to get them right-right.

Jessica said...

Hooray! I'm so happy you were able to fix it. You're lookin' hot, lady! :)

johanna said...

Coachella looks great on you -- Nice job! And I look forward to seeing your progress on the capelet/shrug -- I love that shade of green...

PassionKNITly said...

aww! Thanks, kids, for all the happy comments!

Heather said...

Yay! Looks REALLY good!!! Very sexy - I'm sure Stanley liked it too ;o)

You inspired me to knit one after your last posting and I finished it in 3 days, (not that I'm bragging!!!) But I need to get it photographed.

Knitting Fron The Top is fab - I've had a lot of help from it so looking forward to seeing what you'll create.

The Clap looks Goooorgeous ;o)