Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Somewhat Finished!

The Somewhat Cowl is finally finished, and I could not be more pleased with it. I took it to Mom (half finished) on Mother's Day, beautifully wrapped, with pattern and needles included, and joked that for Mother's Day I was giving her the gift of learning to knit. Her response, "so for Mother's Day you want me to go completely crazy?! All this time I thought you loved me."

I convinced her I was just kidding, and she loved the sweater. I can't wait to get a picture of her in it. I love this so much I am sure I will make one for myself.

Yarn:Knit Picks Shine-color, orchid (60% cotton/40% modal) 9 skeins for sz 38 bust.

Things I learned: knitting small circumferences with two circs, as well as Magic Loop. I also learned that magic loop only works when your cord is very flexible. I learned I can successfully pick up stitches around a neckline as well! The following picture is the actual color. I am still baffled by photography... as you can see, I still need a bit of practice to ensure my knit rows and purl rows are the same.


Nettie said...

It looks very nice. I have the same problem with knitting in the round and knitting flat.aueieh

Cutie said...

YAY!!! Hail the conquering heroine!!!!

I love it, it looks fabulous, don't worry about the knit and purl rows, only a totally nutty knitter would notice, and since you are not keeping the sweater, it should be safe... :)

Anyhow, thanks for saying you think I would be a good mamma. Man, that means the world coming from someone I admire so much!!!!

Thanks hunny :)


Persnickety Knitter said...

Wow! That came out great!

I think it is especially hard to get your knit and purl rows to look the same in cotton.

Did you like the yarn otherwise?

TheSteph said...

Wow! I'm so jealous! I've been in the process of moving, so I have not been able to knit very much!

You did an AWESOME job!

jess said...

It looks great! (I found this post through a link you posted on craftster).

I did have a question about the KP shine though -- do you know if the cowl neck stretching out a lot due to the cotton/modal yarn? I was thinking about making SWC for my mom in Shine because she can't deal with animal fiber blends. :) Thanks! :)

Rachel said...

gorgeous! i love that pink. mine has been sitting half-finished for ages... and now i wish i had it in the same yarn you have. maybe i'll just have to make 2!

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