Wednesday, June 16, 2010

What's On Our Needles: June 16

Another week, another batch of projects going on here at Fresh Purls! Here is what we’re working on this week…

Because Becky is one of those knitters that focuses on one project at a time, this week she’s still working at Petrie in the Misti Pima Silk. Only it’s no longer “on needles.” All of the knitting is done and the shoulders are together (don’t you just love a three needle bindoff?). All that she has left to do is seam up the sides, sew down the hems around the waist and neckline, and weave in those ends.

Becky reports it was super easy to knit, the yarn was smooth and silky, and the details of the hems and the slipped stitch armhole make this a standout pattern. The increases for the draped neckline are also a nice
touch to a simple project. She cut it a little close with the yarn though. See that strand of yarn on the right in the close up of the armhole? That’s ALL the yarn she had left when the knitting was completed. Becky is going to use some green Wool Cotton left over from another project to do the seaming because she obviously wasn’t left with enough of the Pima Silk to do it!

Sherry has gotten back to the Lace Moebius Scarf she's knitting with Tilli Tomas's Symphony Lace. It's a beautiful gray/silvery color called Atmosphere. It's a very pretty pattern, but holey moley are there a million markers to help her keep track of where she is. It looks pretty intense, but Sherry assures us with some concentration it's not too bad.

Update from last week: Sherry finished Rill, the Berroco sweater she was knitting with Seduce. It's now hanging in the shop. Check it out next time you're here, it's really pretty and unusual! Nice job, Sherry!

Helen is working on her second Cosmic Teleidoscope Vest. This time she’s knitting it in all blue-themed Koigu sock yarns, and a skein of Dream in Color’s Starry in Blue Romeo. As a further twist, she’s knitting the vest without…armholes. It might be a tad misleading to call this a vest! This version will be a circular wrap or sarong to be worn around the waist. That Helen, she’s so creative. Can’t wait to see the finished version!

Update from last week: Helen has finished Rain, the wrap she was working
on in Shaefer Laurel. You’ll be able to see the final product at Christmas in July…Oops August on August 16!

This week Karen continues the shop obsession with Rowan’s Kidsilk Haze. She’s started knitting Stella from the book Little Luxury Knits. The shrug is knit with double strands of Kidsilk Haze; Karen’s color palette is reminiscent of fall foliage. And feels so soft and warm. You’ll be seeing this again because Becky has an almost identical array of yarns put aside to make this shrug later this summer.

Update from last week: Karen’s nameless tank top from last w
eek is nameless no more! She is still hard at work on Leaf Peeping. This week we saw her working on the V-Neck shaping. Keep at it, Karen. It’s shaping up to be a lovely garment!

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