Friday, August 28, 2009

Almost There, Again

Well, I decided I'm going to custom-order a zipper for my brother's sweater, so it may be a while before that one's actually done.  It's not very functional without being able to zip it closed (the stretchy ribbing makes it look like there's no front at all!), so he'll just have to wait on that one.  Good thing it's still August!

I finished the shawl I'm test knitting for Stephen West last night and now it's blocking.  I liked the way the edge looked before blocking though.

It actually reminded me of those flowers I posted about in my last post, which I now know are called "Cockscomb."  Thanks, Anne!

I think I may have had enough yarn to do one more repeat before the edging, but I didn't want to chance it.  I love this yarn though, Pagewood Farm St. Elias (80% BFL, 20% nylon) in the Mississippi Mud colorway.  I'll post more details when I have finished photos.  You can find the pattern page on Ravelry, but it won't be available until the 31st.

I should start knitting the second sock for my brother, he's heading off to school a week from today.


  1. I dunno about Mississippi Mud, but I know that now I want a caramel sundae.

  2. I don't know about mud or caramel, but I'm thinking butter pecan. :-)

    I have faith that you'll not end up like me with a bunch of "just about done" projects.

  3. The shawl looks great. I agree that the edge looks kind of cool waving like that, but a freshly blocked shawl is a beautiful thing.

  4. There is a hot dog place nearby named Mississippi Muds - it's located right next to teh Niagara River which makes no sense at all.
    The shawl does look delicious though.

  5. I would leave a comment about how good it looks and that I can't wait to see it blocked, but you already posted the blocked pictures so I'll just leave you a useless comment instead. ;-)

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