Friday, February 10, 2006

Somewhat finished at last

Firstly good news, I finally landed myself in a permanent job. Its been more than a year of job hunting, temp assignments, meeting people and surviving under different company cultures. This means, my knitting priorities will be stepping down, as i focus more on my work.

As I mentioned in a couple of posts earlier, Somewhat Cowl had shown good progress and was finished last night after binding off the left sleeve. As usual, the light isn't coming in and this was taken after the rain. I photoshopped it heavily, good time to polish my photoshop skills.
Pattern: Somewhat Cowl by Wendy Bernard
Yarn: less than 3 balls of Sirdar Breeze in Cream
Needle: 4mm circulars and 3.5mm circulars for ribbings
Size: 32
Time to finish: started in Jan 06, as I realised I did not have a 80cm 3.5mm needle for magic looping the sleeves, I picked up other projects. Stricly speaking, this would have taken me less than a week to assemble.

This is the second pattern I knitted from Wendy, and I have to say I HEART her seamless designs. Those out there who just put off by seaming, please try her designs. Wendy's instructions are written plain and simple for anyone to follow. I look forward to more of her designs.

Given another chance to do this again, I would pick a finer gauge yarn on smaller needles. Hope to see more Cowls around.

Back to my dreading sleevie islands of Lacy cardigan.

14 Loops:

kessa said...

(the stalker returns)jk.
Its lovely, Lois. You've been churnign out lovely FOs liek nobody's business! I'm in awe. lol..

Belinda said...

First off, congrats on the permanent job Lois. That's great news!
I've been following your blog for a while without any comment but I have to say your knitting is absolutely FABULOUS. You're insanely speedy...and your photoshop skills aren't bad either! LOL :)

Rachel said...

Beautiful sweater! Wendy's pattern looks great on you!! That white yarn is so elegant.

yarn_nut said...

That is beautiful. I love the color and congrats on your new job!

Wendy said...

I love it! It is gorgeous on you and you are such a wonderful knitter. The color is great, too. Now I want another one in the same color!

Katie said...

Your Somewhat Cowl is absolutly lovely! I saw your post on Knit and Tonic and had to come see ~ I'm knitting the SC too. I'm up to the bottom ribbing now (have to buy smaller sized circs tonight to finish) and can't wait to get it done and wear it. Yours is very inspiring.

erin said...

Simply, beautiful, It looks really good on you, Lois. In my fave yarn, no less! good to hear about the job. Take care.

yuvee said...

What a beauty! I really, really, like it.

Ruth said...

first of all, congrats on the permanent job!! second, wow, your sweater looks really great!!! not to mention superb photoshop skills... i need to get photoshop for myself =)

Jade said...

Congratulations on getting a perm job. My fiance also took about 1.5yrs to find a perm one. See, new FO for new job. Haha, you will probably churned out a few more by the time you start working though.

Sarah said...

Oooooh, what a great color for that sweater, and it fits so nice, love it! Now that I've seen it in this color I think I'll really need to knit one... I just have to find the time, that could be tricky what with the 700 other things I want to knit right now.

Erica B. said...

That is absolutely beautiful! I'm working on one right now!

Anonymous said...

the color is very sweet! - polarie

Little Sesame said...

Wow, you have one really nice and elegant sweater. Oh and I'm equally impressed with you photo. It looks so professional. Where did you learn your photoshop skills from?
p.s. congrats and best wishes re your new job.

 
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