Friday, May 04, 2007

two lips

Spicy tulips from Spicy
my gooey "Awwwwww" moment of the day: Spicy brought me some tulips from his garden.
blah-dee-blah...transition to knitting content:
Anthropologie capelet
pattern is anthropologie capelet from peony knits. i modified it for worsted weight and added a garter-bordered lace pattern to the sleeves, inspired by glampyre. i can't recall which stitch pattern i used, but it was from the trusty encyclopedia of knitting and crochet stitches. i knit on #8 knitpicks circs.
Anthropologie capelet back
the yarn is the infamous schaefer laurel that i got from bronwyn, my SP6. (go visit her--she's having a contest) the yarn is, and ever was, lovely in the skein, but i just couldn't figure out what to do with it. i think that i finally made the right choice. i still have a significant amount left, probably enough to make another string bag. the only problem i had was that it bled like a mofo when i washed it, and so i had to leave it to soak overnight. fortunately, i can't detect any blending of colors or fading in the finished product. mercerized cotton is not my favorite to knit with, but it does make a really nice fabric when you're done.

i still need to find some kind of closure for the collar. i was thinking a pearly brooch originally, but now i might crochet or knit a flower pin. or i might just leave it open. i'm lazy.

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  1. Very cute! The colors are really pretty. And I agree with you about mercerized cotton.

  2. I like it! I love mercerized cotton ;-)

  3. Very cute! Love the added detail to the sleeves, too.

  4. I think it looks fine open, and really nice with your dress!

    Oh, and I feel exactly the same way about sock yarn clubs. I love sock yarn, love knitting socks...but...really prefer to pick my own patterns and yarn.

  5. Love the tulips! They are my favorite flower and these are the perfect color. Thanks for posting!

    AND.. I love, love LOVE this FO! The colors are pretty and the sitch on the sleeves is fantastic. Nice job!

  6. Ooh! That's pretty! I love how the yarn knit up. Gorgeous.

    I'd go for a frog closure of some sort.

  7. Love the colours, so pretty! I think it looks great open.
    And the tulips are so sweet ;)

  8. It is very cute, and those tulips are so pretty. They look like they came from a florist!

  9. I just can't get enough of this yarn. It's gorgeous. The capelet rocks.

  10. Nice work, as usual. :-) and that Spicy sure does seem to be a sweetie.

  11. Your capelet in progress is really lovely. You might consider a one button with a loop closure.

    Awwww! Red Tulips!



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