Just a place where I can sit and write my thoughts on my newest passion. . . . . knitting. Hopefully, I will better document my progress throughout knitting and get in touch with others as obsessed as I am!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Some knitting to show you

OK, so I really DID participate and 'silver' in the knitting Olympics. I washed and pinned my slipped stitch mesh poncho on Sunday but it didn't dry until Monday night. Oh well, I am still THRILLED to have completed it in the 16 days. Yeah! Here are some pix that I finally got my DS to take so that I can show you (please disregard the navy scrub pants - I had just come home from work). I am usually not a big fan of colors pooling but I like the look of it in this. The colors are bright and cheerful and it makes me smile!;-) Here is a view from the back:

I also wanted to show the detail of the stitch so here it is:
Isn't that a pretty stitch???? Didn't look like much while knitting but boy did it POP when I blocked it.

Speaking of blocking, I can't wait to finish and the block my Project Spectrum March project. It's this made from this. Here is progress picture of the project so far: I know that it doesn't look like much but I am about halfway done. Yeah! This is my first project done in Koigu and I love working with it. The colors are FABULOUS and the 'spring' in the yarn makes it very nice to stitch with. I tried to get a picture of what it will somewhat look like when blocked. The colors are nowhere what they really are. It's a nice combination of pinks, lilacs and blues. Very very pretty.

Ok so now I am off to shower and work a few more pattern repeats in the shawlette. See ya next time (hopefully with another finished project).

UPDATED ON 3/9/06:

Got a question about the yarn used for the olympic poncho. It is blue heron beaded rayon in the marigold colorway. Isn't it FABULOUS?????
thanks for the lovely compliments! Just 2 more pattern repeats on the shawlette then it's back to work on the beaded shawl. I am planning on having lots of little wraps for spring and early summer.


At 8:03 PM , Blogger amylovie said...

It looks fantastic on you. You can really pull off those vibrant colors. Can't wait to see how the shawlette turns out.


At 9:41 PM , Blogger Mom (a.k.a. Mary Ann) said...

Great colors. I really like the patterns in those stitches.

Congratulations on the silver. It looks like you were able to make great progress, even if you just missed the gold medal deadline. I don't know how you get so much knitted. I am retired and don't get nearly as much done as you do.

At 3:31 PM , Blogger Cathi said...

It's gorgeous! The whole thing pops! You did a wonderful job. I can so see you, in a month or two, sitting on a patio, wearing this with a light summer shirt and sipping your fave drink of choice (tea, marg, etc)! Seriously- it's great.

And how fun is your new project too!?? Go you!

At 6:14 PM , Blogger Calling Kahlo said...

That poncho is fabulous! Simply amazingly droolable....Please reveal what yarn you used.

At 9:46 AM , Blogger knit_chick said...

It may have been a silver finish for time, but it's definitely gold-worthy outcome. Congrats on finishing. It's looks great on you.


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