V Knits

My name is Venus. I knit as much as possible, while juggling work and various other activities. Currently, my yarn sprees hinder my ability to save up for trips and other important things. But I'm not apologizing.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

FO's like a mofo!

Red Ribbed Shrug
~Specs~

Pattern:
Ribbed Shrug from Erika Knight's Glamour Knits (Slightly modified. I knit from cuff to underarm in the round and shortened the length of the collar.)

Yarn:
Cascade Yarns 100% Peruvian Highland Wool 100g/220 yards 4 balls (because the pattern calls for 2 strands knitted together.)

Needles:
generic circs in 9mm and 8mm

Pros:
Quick like a bunny. Easy too. It was practically like knitting a scarf. Yep.

Cons:
Supremely warm. Good if it's cold, bad if it's just about summer. Also, next time I will knit it with one strand of yarn as opposed to the 2 strands the pattern calls for. Or maybe in a different weight all together...

Here is the back of the shrug and me racked out on the bed. This is actually one of the only photos that shows the true color of the yarn. Why is red so hard to photograph?




Next up: The Noro Striped Scarf. It was so quick to knit up there was no time for a colour progress update. Here she is all finished up.


Striped Noro Scarf
~Specs~

Pattern:
Variation of a pattern found at Brooklyntweed

Yarn:
Noro, Noro, Noro! 100% wool - 4 balls over different colourways. Kureyon Greens(163)/Kureyon Purple(153)/Kureyon Forest Brown(172) and a leftover ball I lost the band for.

Needles:
4mm bamboo straights

Pros:
This one, also quick like a bunny. easy and total instant gratification. Watching the colour combos happen was the best part.

Cons:
I already want to make another one but do I really need more than one of these scarves? Maybe to give as a gift....


I was in the process of posting more photos of the Striped Noro Scarf but Blogger has crapped out on me. Will edit post with more photos later.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Pixie said...

Oh I love both but that bolero is adorable on you.

5/22/2007 9:07 p.m.  
Blogger Angela said...

You are too cute.

Will your sweetie (or you) teach me how to skateboard?

5/28/2007 12:02 p.m.  
Anonymous Cheryl said...

Hahahaha! That picture of you on the bed is too funny! I love that shrug, it looks great on you. I just picked up that book the other day.

5/29/2007 11:57 a.m.  

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