Thursday, September 16, 2010

Girly Swot




I finished my Daybreak Shawl - more of a cape really - just in time for, um, spring. I was inspired to knit this wrap when I saw Margarita's one made from (among others) knitabulous Sacred Forest from the Black Japan Club.

I'm so glad I did too because I really really really love it, and I'm going to wear it to death when I'm overseas next month.



Pattern: Daybreak Shawl - Stephen West
Yarn: Sundara Sock Yarn - from the 2009 Napa Valley Yarn Club
Cabernet Grapes (2 skeins)
Aged Oak Barrell (1 skein)
Turning Leaves (30 g or so - just used here and there)
Needles: 3.50 mm
Modifications:
None except that I just kept going until the Aged Oak Barrell ran out, which led to a bigger wrap. And I added a stripe here and there of a third colour - not in the instructions.

I tried it on to show my mother and she pursed her lips and said 'I really hate capes', so I think I might have to give it to her for Christmas .. hehehe.

So bouyed have I been by this success, and the recent workshop I did with Liz Gemmell where she said there really were no shortcuts to knitting for proper fit (I knew this. I just wanted it not to be true.), I have begun a new project. But this time, for the first time, I'm really doing it properly..



I put a label on the swatch so I remember what it is. What a girly swot I am..

13 comments:

Bells said...

it's gorgeous!

And the labelling of swatches is one of those Life Skills I'm yet to develop. But I think I should.

Donna said...

Love the Daybreak, looks awesome!

drkknits said...

man that looks good! totally suits you in every way. ah yes, the labelling of the swatch trick. must try that myself....

Rose Red said...

Love your cape! It will be most handy for your trip. And tres chic!

I used to label my swatches too. Same labels even. Wish I still did...

2paw said...

That is some fierce modelling you have going on there!!

jp said...

The Daybreak looks magnificent.

I too am labelleing swatches and measuring them in three places as a result of that workshop.

1funkyknitwit said...

OMG, that knitted up quickly :D

Looks fab and perfect for Paris ;D

Yarna said...

Love the Daybreak - it looks stunning. Layering for travel is THE way to go.
I am avoiding the LG swatch process by knitting more shawls - but I know I will have to face it soon because I really want some knitted garments.

RosalĂ­a said...

Magnific, gorgeous!
Well, I have a question for you and everybody:
Could you comment in my blog what kind od pieces were knitting in XX century in your country.? What style? What fibers used they? What tecniques?
I try to do a little history of knitting and I need the main witness: yourselfs.
Think in your chilhood, mothers, grandmothers...
Thank you.

Ann said...

I love the cape & I want one too. The label for the swatch is a great idea.

Yoga Knitdra said...

Tres Chic. Daybreak must be catching too, just saw reference to yours on baamekniits! Yes, girly swot indeed, but those labels do save a world of pain when you have totally forgotten where you were up to later on (so long as they stay on)!

Ruby Girl said...

It really looks great on you. The colours are you. Love the necklace too.

travellersyarn said...

Made me laugh you did! I love capes,and that one in particular.