Thursday, September 06, 2007

Spring has sprung!

...at last, I've finished my Rowena cardi :-)
The actual knitting (done on my Bond) took no time at all... the borders, ribbing and button buying
took heaps longer!!

...it's been a good week for finishing things off....this is my Coquette Lace Tube Top from Fitted knits. I'm guessing that my gauge was off, as it's not quite as fitted as I'd hoped...it still needs straps adding, so hopefully that will make it more wearable. The grey shrug was another Bond/Knitware creation...I knew that the tube top needed either something under or over it (just ignore the brown singlet :-D), so now that I'm happy with how the shrug looks, I'll make one in the same pink yarn as the tube.The yarn for Rowena was just a cheap Lincraft homebrand, for a couple of dollars a ball, the shrug was made from a few odd balls of 'no band' yarn from the Op Shop, and the Tube Top was 100% wool from Bendigo Woollen Mills.
I like that using the machine means I don't have to worry too much about yarn quality....with putting less hours into it than with a handknit, I'm not overly concerned about how well it will wash, or how long it will last me...(ok, I admit it!...I'm just a cheapskate ;-D)

5 comments:

2paw said...

I love the Pink too, it looks lovely, even if it isn't quite as fitted as you hoped!!
Love the cardi too, the ribbing is what sets it apart so it was worth the trouble!!!

amanda said...

Wow, these look so nice. Rowena was definitely worth the wait!

chrispy said...

I knit my tube top super small with short row pocket to account for the girls. It actually stays up really well I was surprised.

Penny said...

WOW!!! How long have you been knitting? Thesea are awesome, and I love the colors you chose!

Terri Lynn said...

Nice work, looks so good on you (both)! I love them!