Thursday, May 06, 2010
Not one, but two FOs
Pattern: Drop stitch pattern from Barbara Walker's book. This pattern has been written up as a scarf on Ravelry by Wohemel. For my version, I CO 40 stitches and included two end stitches.
Yarn: Plymouth Baby Alpaca worsted
Needles: Size 8
I used 3 balls and ended up with 51 inches, not enough for a red scarf project scarf.
Pattern: Creature Comforts Cardi by Madelinetosh
Yarn: Plymouth Jeanee. Needles size 7 and 8 as pattern calls for.
Comments: The oak leaf starts with creating 7 stitches in on, and it left a rather large hole. The Jeanee, being cotton and acrylic stretches them out quite a bit. My sister is modeling the cardi which is actually a shrug. I'm not sure why but on me the cardi doesn't sit straight and I'm sure why. I'm not going to count stitches to find out why. Maybe it has something to do with the way I sewed the side seams.
I washed it on gentle and threw it in the dryer. Aah, the beauty of easy care yarn.
It's definitely looking more like summer here already...the plover and turnstones have flown away to Alaska, the litchee and mango trees are loaded and the shores are full of schools of baby aholehole and such. The whales have also gone. The vog has alternated with trade winds. There is little rain even here in Nuuanu. I may have to start watering some plants.