Wednesday, August 13, 2008

At Last!

The Cleopatra Wrap is finally finished and blocked! I am extremely pleased with the results and was pleasantly surprised with how well bamboo holds a shape after blocking.
Those points came out rather nicely, don't you think? The finished measurements are 75" x 16", which is a lot more than I thought I would get out of one skein, but it'll make a lovely shawl when/if fall comes to Philly.
I'm not quite sure what I'll do with the other skein of bamboo yarn I bought when I was panicking about the length of this shawl. Maybe I'll turn it into the Clapotis Wrap, which will make a lovely shawl, but will be somewhat less taxing than Cleopatra. Maybe Miss Christina would like it as a transition piece into the lovely world of shawls?
I also took some pictures of me in the seed-cabled cardigan for your viewing pleasure:
(That little black spot is actually a snap, since the pattern didn't allow for any closing device--it's not a bug or anything) And here it is from behind:
A few days ago I came to the conclusion that I no longer liked that wine-colored sweater I made back in December, so rather than waste the yarn, I took the thing apart and turned some of it into the Talia Vest:
I'm not as keen as I thought I would be on the finished product. Perhaps part of it is because I couldn't find any silver-colored buttons and had to settle for white, but it still looks pretty good so I think I'll hang onto it for a while. It looks better from behind, in my opinion:

This vest leaves me with about 300 yards of both this color and the dark purple, so they might be transformed into the Danica Scarf, which, while cool, doesn't entirely suit me, so if you'd like that scarf or want something in those colors but in a different style, speak up. I want to use the contents of my knitting bag (except for that little bit of fingering weight yarn) so that I can order the yarn for the goddess top without feeling bad about it.

Hope you all have a wonderful end of summer!



선미 (Sunmi) said...

Holy cupcakes, that is gorgeous!!

Christina said...

all very pretty! I like :)

That pattern for the scarf/shawl is actually pretty cool. It seems like it'd make a really soft scarf.

Allie said...

Thank you!

And maybe if you're nice to me, I'll send you something soft ;)

Christina said...

I'm always nice to you! :-P

I had to leave my knitting and quilting stuff behind cuz it didn't fit in my (already heavy and too big) suitcases, and I almost cried. My parents are going to ship it to me though. :)

Allie said...

That is a terrible shame. I hope you're reunited with it soon!

Christina said...

I got my knitting stuff finally!!!!! But now I don't know what I should knit. :( Any suggestions? I was thinking maybe a scarf or a sweater, but I'm not sure how much patience I would have without you around to show me a billion times how to do something new.

Also...update please? We should catch up in real life soon. I miss you! :)