Swedish Knitblogger who loves spinning, knitting, dyeing and yarn. I will do some other roundabouts about life too.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

FO Opal Rush!

I am so happy! My Opal Rush is finished! And also my research paper is finished and sent to print. Yippie! It is pitch black outside, when I got the last button in, so I had to do an indoors shot, but I will take one outside with me in it - next weekend. Then it might be washed and pressed to (or it might not ;-) A really great project, started on boxing day, 24 days of knit! The yarn is 2.8 "cakes" of Plötulopi (förgarn) and 1.5 ball of Färgkraft (one in Peony, one in Tulip) and one strand of Forsell's merino in colour Amethyst (it is superthin, even if it is called "3-ply"). Where one of each yarntype is held together. The buttons were horrific expensive at Mattsons band, but since this is a gem - I thought it needed pearlcoated (sv. pärelomor) buttons with a little print. I must say, the original pattern is from Vouge and called "Cropped cardi" and the bell pattern on the side is just fab. Of course, I cannot have cropped, so I elongated it to cover the belly - and also re-shaped the straight "military jacket" to a more A-shape - this especially accentuated in the front! The big picture is way to light, and I think the colour is more true inon the button picture. But - I think the extra is that I found a little piece of Angora, in navy blue that I coated the inside of the neck in. I think that was really the thing, since Lopi can be a little scratcy, a smooth neck makes it so wearable. Another feature with the coated neck is that it got some stability, since it is a very lightweight cardi/jacket. Of course - now I wish I could do sewing, then I would put an inside in thick silk, also in dark blue, so it would be a wearable dress-jacket for work. Ahh, well, I guess it has to do. But are the buttons not just great? Finally - 2010 is for the year I do "break" it. Not only am I going to knit from stash, I am also aiming to finish off a lot, and then both doing 12 sweaters and 12 socks. So, first sock of the StickaMera (KnitMore) SockKlubb 2010 is Kristina. My middle name. And the sock is going well in this supersmooth grey!