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Monday, March 13, 2006
Revenge of the Neglected Yarn

So here's a better shot of my boucle wallflower. she's been hanging around feeling like the ugly sister for a while now, even though she's actually a very pretty yarn. i bought her because i just couldn't resist her cuddly pinkness, but when she arrived i hadn't the foggiest idea what to do with her. which wasn't such a big deal, after all, it's not like this happens to me almost every time i buy yarn or anything... :) the first obvious idea was to knit a Chanel style boucle jacket. but i already have one in black and white i found at a thrift shop (with matching skirt no less, Yeehaw!) and it pretty much fills that niche. i also wasn't sure if this yarn would have the right weight or body for that kind of garment. so i was really happy last week when i threw all my pinks together and came up with a great idea! ok, it's not like i came up with the wheel or anything, but it's a new project, it's pink, and it uses not only my poor little boucle, but some left over mohair to boot! Woot Woot! (i am such poet) what i decided on is a wrap cardi. i'm knitting it in garter stitch, cuz really the boucle doesn't lend itself well to much else (ie so little stitch definition it was all i could do to figure out what the hell gauge i was knitting). but to pep it up a bit, i decided to make a couple stripes along the bottom, by double strading it with the mohair in oh so complementary colours. (why did i never notice that before??) i really like how it's turning out, and i think it's something i'm likely to wear often. the softness of the yarn will make it really comfy. the pic here is one i took sometime last week, and i'm almost done the back now, and have started one of the front pieces. it's not going as quickly as i'd like, because i've been working like mad trying to get a research proposal done and my wrist is getting all funked from all the computer work. so knittting has not been smooth. the boucle also seems to be more of a strain on my wrist than smooth yarn. i think it's purposely being a bitch because i left it in a plastic bag for the last few months. grrr. oh well, that's what i get for my neglected my yarn....let that be a lesson to you all! lol ;)

posted by tatjana @ 10:02 a.m.  
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