Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Silver Lining

Presenting... Cologne!

I started with Rain Cloud, went through a Storm of Determination, and ended with a Silver Lining!

Cologne by Marie Wallin
Rowan Magazine 42
Rowan 4 ply soft (merino) - Rain Cloud
Alchemy Haiku - Sugar Mountain
Rowan Kidsilk Night - Fountain & Thunder
Addis Turbo Needles - 3mm or US2

I was going for a casual, fun look. It reminds me of wisteria, pansies & iris', so I used these silver flower buttons.

I made this as part of my 'shaping without fear' goal.
I didn't take into account that I was shaping lace! LOL!
I'm so glad I weathered it out and finished it.

Yes, I would make another one!
No, I'm not giving this away!

Every Cloud has a Silver Lining...
Don't you just love happy endings?! :)

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Swift Storm

Remember Rain Cloud, pain in my headache, Cologne?
It turned into a Storm of Determination, and I got this... "Mom, are you sure all the pieces are here? Can you remove my crown now that you're done with Rain Cloud? What? I'm a 'swift'?? I know I'm a fast runner... what does that have to do with my yarn crown? Stop laughing!"

I got excited that I was almost done, then realized I needed sleeves! :) Half way through the first sleeve, I thought I was going to run out of yarn, so I knit faster. On the second sleeve, I thought, "Gee, this is fun! I'm gonna make another Cologne..." At that point I caught myself and had to laugh out loud. :D I would have never thought I would be so in love with this project.

I used Sugar Mountain doubled for the knit edging. I'm surprised and pleased at how 'solid' of a color I got. I liked it so much, I did the first crochet edging around the entire sweater & sleeves in it.

For the second and third crochet edging, I've got choices! I'm leaning towards Fountain & Thunder. But I keep changing my mind.
Meanwhile, Kamati is pouting and staring out the back door singing...
"Where, oh where has Tuxedo Kitty gone? Oh where, oh where can he beeee? With his big white shirt and his two white socks... Oh where, oh where can he beeee...?"

He wants Tuxedo Kitty to live with us so I'll pick on him instead.

Look who I saw sitting at our neighbor's front door! Now we need to find out if he belongs to them. Wooly thinks it's a different cat because he looks smaller... DUH! He's across the street! Hope you're having a 'knitting storm' at your house too!

Happy Knitting & Happy Valentine's Day! :)