had the pleasure to testknit a super cute cowl for Suvi perfect dimensions for double layering and a perfect stashbusting project (used leftovers of my second dragonflies sweater and redy) elongated st pattern and stripes makes it fun to knit
think i will knit more of these....maybe a perfect gift
finished all of my testknits...whew! and i have to confess that i think i will need to slow down... this was tooo much going on at the same time!!! though i had lots of fun making these beautiful sweaters meridien was unexpectedly easy to knit, the pattern repeats were easy to remember and the yarn i used was pure heaven!!!
i shortened the body, ....you know, i'm tiny!!!
12 sts less in DSS section
6 sts less in double garter section
12 sts less in st st section
so my body is about 10 cm [4 in] shorter than the original
had some difficulties with the first 5 sts, which were intended
to be knitted through the backloops....couldn't get the first 2 sts look even, so i ripped back and did them a little different
on rs rows: k1, p1, ktbl, ptbl, p1
on ws rows: k1, ktbl, ptbl, k1, sl1
aaand, i added a different BO to the sleeves
after DSS section (i only did this 6 cm long) i did 2 rounds
in plain st st, BO all sts, then picked up all sts from ws
and did an i-cord BO
was wearing this beauty to work yesterday and got loads of compliments!!! think i walked around with a smiling face all the time...:) the second was redy worked with one thread lama mochair (thank you, sweetie!) and one thread opal uni this is a perfect lounging sweater: it is light, cozy and soooo soft i will get tons of wear out of this, for sure!
worked from the top down with contiguous set-in-sleeves
i really need to take some pics to show, maybe one likes them
as much as i do?
aaaand...i dyed some yarn,... yummy yarn!
BFL dk weight in a wonderful shaded grey, can hardly say how
i felt when i took the yarn out of the dyepot... was so excited
about dying this (not cheap!)yarn
but it worked, and i think it worked absolutely fine!!!
there runs a cardi in my mind....but i won't be able to start
a new project now....got toooooo much on my needles:
meridien testknit for Jo (i know i am too late...but i started
4 weeks after the testing group!)
redy in a stunning turquoise! (Anke sent me some wonderful skeins
and last bloomsbury testknit for Svetlana (she asked me to test
and what could i say?)
....hopefully all sweaters will be finished next week, meridien only needs a left sleeve, redy also + a half of the right sleeve and bloomsbury needs half of the body and 2 sleeves,... so girl, don't write about knitting - take your needles and knit!!!!