Monday, July 31, 2006

Colinette Jacket is Finished

It's Texas, it's hot, so I found a summer knit. I bought this Colinette two summers ago, and it was high time to knit it up. Here's the complete jacket (don't look at the hair--it was early):

Colinette Jacket
Originally uploaded by amyeetx.

Colinette Jacket
Originally uploaded by amyeetx.

Colinette Jacket
Originally uploaded by amyeetx.

You probably have spotted the issue that I have with this knit. The yarn is thick thin and ribbon like--and so slippy. The gauge was difficult to maintain and you can see that in the sleeves. Plus, it tends to slip and flop when on, making it look uneven, though it isn't. The design is clever in that the addition of the mercury borders around all ends pulls the enigma out a big--stretching it in a way you couldn't otherwise. But I think this is it for the ribbon types in the stash, and I have no plans on replacing them with another batch. I'm all about heading for wool.

Speaking of wool, I dug out my Peace Fleece hand dyed wool for the Electric Combo Beret from the Spring Twists and Turns newsletter. Given the situation in the Middle East, I couldn't think of a better wool to use than Peace Fleece. It is a knitterly ray of hope in the middle of all of the horrible daily news. Here's what the beret pattern looks like:

I love the hand dyed Peace Fleece--it is a blue/green color. This is an interesting cable pattern, and I've learned a new technique--provisional cast on.

Cabled Beret
Originally uploaded by amyeetx.

Another personal item: Here's my anniversary gift--sapphires and diamonds in platinum! I had it custom made at a local jewelers and love it!

Originally uploaded by amyeetx.

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