Monday, June 05, 2006
I have two finished objects to report! First, I have finished the Lucy Bag by Two Old Bags. I made the larger size, using KnitPicks Wool of the Andes in Grass. I used a little over six skeins. I used size 10 1/2 bamboo double point needes and 32" circular needles. It went through two cycles in the washer before I decided it was finished. Here are before and after pictures!
I also finished a shrug for a co-worker's mother. I worked on this for way too long, and had it almost finished, when I decided it needed to be frogged. I reknit the entire shrug, plus the ruffle in a little over a week. The pattern is the Kid Merino Lacy Shrug, but because my co-worker has an intense dislike for wool, she instead chose a bulky weight acrylic novelty yarn. The yarn used was Yarn Bee Decadence, and I had to use size 17 needles to acheive large enough yarn overs to be called "lacy." If anyone wants more details feel free to contact me. Here are pictures of the front and the back.
I've also finished one KnitPicks Fair Isle sock, but because its not official until its a pair, I will not post pictures, or remove it from the UFOs in the sidebar. I'm in no hurry to finish it though - I have a mission with a certain piece of lace knitting in mohair!
Oh, I'm also working on the Last Minute Simple Stripes sweater for Sweetpea. The back is finished, and I'm 20% finished with the front. Let me tell you, switching back and forth between projects on size 17s and size 2s are not advisable. I felt clumsy no matter which size I was using! I will keep working on this sweater during the Amazing Lace, for when I need mindless knitting :)