Archive for June, 2004

OK OK OK!!

Posted by jackie blue on June 3rd, 2004

So I finished the cowl almost a week ago and even wore it twice already. Why was no photo posted? Well, busy, and then today I discovered I’ve misplaced the remote for my camera so if I wait for someone to take a good shot, we’ll be waiting forever. Here’s the best I can do for the moment.

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And, I love it. Despite the long sleeves and cowl neck, it’s very light and airy and will be fine on less humid summer evenings. (Sure, try to find some of THOSE in NYC).

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And so, busy bee that I am, I already completed one piece of the Phil Ruban tank – no photo yet, it’s just a square anyway, and last night – I cast on and started knitting the hoodie from the Phildar Irlandais book. First of all, it’s going to take getting used to knitting with Pegase, an acrylic/wool blend. My yarn snobbage has gotten me so used to natural fibers that this feels kind of icky, but I’m going on my mother’s and Becky’s assurance that acrylic is great for keeping it’s shape and being washable and all. So, this pattern will be a challenge not only because it’s in French, but the cable pattern is pretty intricate and as a left handed knitter, I must reverse all things cable. hoodie.jpgI don’t really like knitting with winter fibers in the summer, so I started this one mainly just to get the pattern worked out, and then I’ll probably let it sit for a couple of months.

So, back to the grind for me now.