Emily's the knitter, Clare's the spinner, and we both like cocktails!

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Finally Finished this Round...

So, today (that's Wednesday 10th September) I finally finished casting off and weaving in the few ends on my Twisted Float Shrug - it was in the Fall 2005 Vogue Knitting, and I think I started it fairly immediately - according to my Ravelry documentation, in December 2005. So nearly 3 years. I probably did about half - or more - in the last 3 weeks! (Thanks, Clare, for getting me going again on this).

twisted float shrug mosaic
I've used skeins and skeins of Debbie Bliss Maya, sadly discontinued, and bought in various lumps from Getknitted while I was in Birmingham. I do like this yarn, a very intensely kettle-dyed single thick/thin spun in Latin America (can't remember where, sorry). I used a blue/green as the contrast throughout (thanks so much, Maria, I used EVERY LAST INCH of those skeins you gave me... those last rounds just ate up the metreage), and changed the main colour every pattern repeat. I think it worked well, for me - I like colourful clothes!
Twisted Float Shrug side
I pinned it out on my lovely Cocoknits Knitter's Block, and steamed it (on low heat) through the wet cloths that come with the kit. It's now drapey and lovely. 
Twisted Float Shrug blocking
Not sure when I'll manage to upload pics of it - I've taken one of it blocking, and shall get C to take some of me wearing it over the next few days. Very pleased!

Twisted Float Shrug pinned and arty

(Like the Seahorse brooch? A Perl Grey beauty from Robynn at Purlescence).

And on that colourful note, I'm off to module 2 of the C+G course. Wish me luck - or rather, wish me a dearth of procrastination!

12 comments:

M-H said...

That is just stunning. I love it. The colours are wonderful and it looks great on you.

Cecilia said...

Gorgeous! Love love love the colours. And it looks like it's fun to twirl around in--always a bonus in any item of clothing!

RooKnits said...

Oh I love it, it looks fabulous.

Charisse said...

wow! it looks ultra fab :)

Helen said...

That's just about the nicest Twisted Float Shrug I've seen; you've organised the colours really well. You should send some photos of it to Annie M. I'm sure she'd love to see it.

SallyO said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing it "in the flesh".

LynS said...

Looks lovely in the pics and was even lovelier in person. I want to see it again to drool over all the details of stitch patterns and colours

JoVE said...

That looks fantastic. (BTW, at least little in the mosaic, in one of those photos you look really like your mum. Not sure if it is just because she wears stuff like that)

clarabelle said...

Wow. Totally fantastic, Emily. I have this pattern somewhere, but just haven't got my head around the yarn I would use or the colours I want. Yours is brilliant, well done, girl!

All your knitting is just so artistic!

xxx

Bex said...

Its so you. I love it!

Lara said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

Anni said...

Wow, what a gorgeous cardi. I want one. Love DB Maya. got some last year to felt with and loved it. May still have some in my stash.