Saturday, June 25, 2011

Two Finished Objects ... Glint Lace Jacket and Seduce Spiral Cowl ...

This is the wedding season and I just came back from my niece Lisa's wedding in St. Charles, IL (a suburb of Chicago). We had so much fun and a couple of weeks back I decided I wanted to make the Lace Jacket by Sharon Sorken from Vogue Knitting Spring 2010. See picture here, knit in the beautiful Artyarns Beaded Mohair and Sequins (retailing for about $60 a skein!).

I couldn't afford that so I decided to make it in the new Berroco yarn Glint. I bought 4 skeins from Webs in colorway Goddess to match the Banana Republic dress I had just ordered. Number 1 mistake: 4 skeins was not hardly enough yarn. Number 2 mistake: The Banana Republic dress didn't fit. I ended up getting a dark pink Calvin Klein dress and buying two more skeins of Glint. Here is my finished jacket:

This shot is unblocked.  I blocked the sweater by lightly ironing it with a cloth.  Here is a shot from the wedding with the lovely bride!

Sorry the beer bottles are in the way!! :-)

I have really been manic about starting things and switching from project to project lately.  I had two skeins of Berroco Seduce from the stash my sister-in-law Wendy gave me, and I had a hard time deciding what to do with them since the colors contrasted so greatly: green and purple ... so I found this great free pattern on Ravelry called Spiral Cowl by Kerry McKiernan (it had 971 projects!) and I decided to make it color blocked so so when the cowl folds, you can see the contrasts. I think it worked! Here's a pic:

So on to more knitting madness.  Mantra for today: I can't stop starting ... I must start finishing!

Take care, Sue

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