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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / 2 sk HM Sea Silk - options? on: June 18, 2007 06:23:43 PM
I have two skeins of Handmaiden's Sea Silk in mineral (a brown and grey variegated colorway). It started as a clapotis, but I hated it. It's currently working it's way to a Kiri, but I'm not in love with it. Any suggestions?

I'd love to make a shrug out of it for evening summer wear, but I haven't found any shrug patterns for fingering weight on size 3 needles.
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Lily Go's Sunshine Top on: June 09, 2007 09:22:29 PM
Date Started: 25 May 2007
Date Completed: 05 June 2007
Pattern: Sunshine Top by Lily Go, pattern written for fingering or DK weight yarn in 40".
Yarn:SWTC Bamboo in Cobalt from DiscontinuedBrandNameYarn.com, about 3.6 skeins.
Needles:US6 Addi Natura (Bamboo) 32" circulars.
Modifications: I didn't get gauge, but the top-down construction of this top made it easy to modify and keep knitting until the raglan sleeves were wide enough. The pattern calls for 3/4 length sleeves, but I opted for a t-shirt length sleeve for summer wear. I added in short rows (1.75") to fit my bust. I also reduced the seed stitch cuff on the sleeves to 6 rows (from 3" as called for in the pattern).
Thoughts on the knit (or what I'd do differently next time): I don't like where the waist panel hits on me, but I suspect that has more to do with my rolly belly than the design. I'd also CO fewer stitches so the neckline comes up a bit further on my shoulders and turn the bottom hem into a shirt-tail hem with short rows.

The pattern was easy to follow and Lily sent out an errata as soon as she had one. She also offered to help with any aspects of the pattern that may have been confusing.

(Please don't mind my goofy smile)
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My turn for Sahara on: May 12, 2007 11:36:32 AM

More information on my knitting blog.

The basics:
10 skeins of Shibu from Ella Rae in colorway 07, size 41"
Knit on US5 and US 4 needles - Knitpicks Options
Started 28 April, finished 11 May

Happiness level: ecstatic.

(Sorry for the non-smile. It was first thing in the morning, post-coffee, pre-breakfast... And there was a bird under the overhang.)
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