June 18, 2006

I've finished!


I've finally finished AND learned to upload a photo (fingers crossed it's the right size)! The loopy mohair was thicker than the one specified and I think that's made it a little more "frilly" but I can live with this.
Although I added another round of the pattern to the sleeves for the small size, if I were doing it again, I'd make them longer. This pattern is difficult to measure exactly. All the same, I'm very pleased that this is now complete.

11 comments:

Kim said...

Vicki--it looks great!! I'm so excited for you! I started my first sleeve today and your photo has me so looking forward to finishing. What yarn did you use? I think the trim looks cool!

Christine said...

Well done Vicki! Love the colours, they match your hair & the great Aussie bush in the background!

redgum said...

Kim, I used Patons Loopy Mohair for the trim which I'm sure is thicker than the specified yarn but I got so sick of looking for an alternative in a colour I like in Australia.

Ana Maria said...

Absolutely gorgeous colors!
It looks like it fits you very nicely. Now if I could just get moving on mine. No progress here.

luvs2knit said...

I love it!!! What an inspiration to get it done. Wonderful.

Tamara said...

It looks fantastic! I just started mine and it is so encouraging to see a completed shrug. The border looks great, the color fits in very nicely

Kenny said...

What was the yarn for the main body?

redgum said...

Kenny, I used Te Awa (a New Zealand wool) for colour A and the colour I used is Autumn. Colour B is from Bendigo Woollen Mills (in Australia) and the shade is ochre. I already had plenty of that wool in my stash! The Te Awa wool was relatively inexpensive and I've got a lot left over as it didn't seem to use as much as the pattern specified. I'm trying to work out how to make a hat to match.

I can't wait to see your finished effort; I keep checking your blog to see where you're up to.

HPNY Knits said...

love yor colors! its fantastic!

Kenny said...

Hmmm.... I couldn't find a webpage or an e-mail address for redgum. Hope you are reading this.

Did you have any problems with the sleeves? What size did you make and was the sleeves too baggy under the arms?

Kenny said...

Hey Vicki.

I hope you get this message.... but I posted a new post about the sleeves and I thought I just leave a comment here too.

I was wondering how you did the decreases for the sleeve. Did you do k2tog or ssk? did you do them at the beginning of the round or the end of the round? Did you do them 1-2 stitches before/after the marker?

I know, so many possibilities. Just wanted to get some advice.