Koolsheep’s knit blog

1/2/2008

All right, now I’m on a roll ;)

Filed under: General — Karen @ 10:08 pm

First, here are some finished pics of Cherie Amour:

I have to admit, when it was first finished, I didn’t like it. It seemed too bulky. But I’ve worn it a few times now and it’s growing on me. I need sweaters, so it’s made it’s way into my rotation by default.

Then I was so inspired by this notion of simple knits (maybe I’ll never finish St. Brigid *sigh*) that I cast on two more projects.

One is a circular shrug:

and the other is a Classic Sweater for Guys from Greetings From Knit Cafe (can you tell I like this book. A lot?)

Does that yarn from the Classic Guy look familiar? It’s been my stash for at least 8 years and was supposed to be for Irish Moss. While that would have been admittedly very handsome, it may not have gotten finished in this lifetime. Now it has the potential to be worn this season. Back’s done and I’ll be casting on for the front in the near future. It’s a DK yarn, so I’m knitting it doubled and hitting gauge just right.

The Circular Shrug may see some difficulties soon, because I didn’t buy enough yarn from the get-go. It’s this really nice GGH Solitaire. Very soft and nice drape. But it’s hard to find it anywhere! I got it at our local yarn store, Fiber Naturel, but it was their last 3 skeins. I’ll need two more, so we’ll have to see what turns up.

And can I just say, Ravelry is an amazing site. I got to play around with it quite a bit right at the beginning of the holidays, and I *love* it!

3 Comments

  1. LOVE this sweater, Karen, and I don’t think it’s bulky AT ALL. On the contrary, it is really flattering on you! Beautiful!

    Comment by Kathy — 1/3/2008 @ 12:47 pm

  2. Love the Cherie Amour! Your knitting is awesome, do you have original designs? Hope to see more posts soon.

    Comment by Purl — 1/19/2008 @ 1:36 am

  3. That is so gorgeous Karen! I love it

    Comment by Kristena — 2/21/2008 @ 11:37 am

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