Wednesday, April 14, 2010

While I was gone

Spring sprung around the EK household:
quince 1
pink hyacinth.jpg
muscari 1.jpg

And (cue the trumpets) Carefree was finished at 9:14 pm last night, in time to wear during the next cold front this weekend:
Carefree finis

Thoughts on the pattern: Fun to knit, though there were a few confusing spots. In the end, I followed my instincts. I also shortened the collar by a half-inch; I didn't want it coming up so high in the back; I'm glad I did so.

Thoughts on the yarn (Jaggerspun Zephyr 2/8): I love it. I wish it came in more weights (fingering, sport, worsted).

And here's Swallowtail. I confess, much as I like Jamieson's Shetland yarns, I'm not liking Spindrift so much, or maybe I'm not liking Spindrift so much for a shawl. Hope it softens when I soak it in Eucalan. The color (Twilight) is absolutely heavenly.
Swallowtail shawl

Evenstar wants a photo taken before I begin the next clue:
Evenstar shawl clue 3

And last, some new yarn I've acquired. Both are Dream in Color Starry, Midnight Derby (left) and Good Luck Jade.
Dream in Color Starry

Tonight is devoted to knitting clue 4 of Evenstar. Off to do it!

1 comment:

fleegle said...

These are all gorgeous, but the sweater is incredibly elegant. I don't much care for Spindrift either--a bit scratchy for me. But the shawls are lovely anyway :)