Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Long time, no post ...
Okay, as soon as I get my sister over here with her digital camera I'll have some photos to post. In the meantime ... The Einstein coat is finished and hanging in the shop. I'm really happy with the way it turned out; the Schaefer yarn is a good match for the pattern - it has lots of body, which you need for such a heavy garment. I finished it on a Friday and then wore it all weekend before I turned it in.
The Green Mountain Spinnery mountain mohair sweater is finished also and done with its display time, so I've actually worn that a few times. I would definitely use that wool again - it's so soft but not heavy - very comfortable. I may make some socks out of the leftovers - I'm going to make a swatch first and see how it fares in the gentle cycle of the wash.
The Misti alpaca bulky sweater is done also! (I have been taking my Lenten obligations seriously!) Just finished it and really liked it. However, it's VERY heavy. So that when I hand-washed it in order to block it, it grew about a foot. I squished it down as best as I could, but after 48 hours when it was still wet and still huge, I gave up and put it in the dryer. Which both dried it and brought it down to size again. Haven't worn it yet - I need a really cold day for that.
So now I'm down to ONE work-in-progress (not counting socks, of course) - the pink lace shrug. And I'm cruising on that. The body is almost done. I need to decide what I'm going to do about the pattern on the sleeve, because of course I'm doing it from the top down. I have to either modify it or be happy with the leaf motif being upside-down. Suggestions?
Sorry about the length - photos soon ...

1 comment:

Irisheyes Lynn said...

Wow, you have been busy! Can't wait to see the pictures.

About the shrug---how well can you see the pattern when it's being worn? Would you really be able to tell that it's upside-down?

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