Tuesday, 28 June 2011

FO: Blue Grapefruit

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Yarn: Knitpicks Gloss in 'Dusk'

Needles: 3.5 mm (US 4)

Mods: none.

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Notes: I had a skein of KnitPicks Gloss in Dusk left over from 2007, when I was knitting Thermal. I noticed that the colour has been discontinued, which is too bad. I thought it would be the prefect skein to experiment with a bit more yardage, and see how the cowl looked- I used the whole skein (220 yards), and was super pleased with the results. It is like wearing a really stylish necklace. I loved the outfit I was wearing this day (we were at Niagara Falls), and the cowl really made it feel more polished for me. That, and I'm super in love with my vintage wicker purse (Ebay totally came through for me that day). I think I'm going to need a bunch of these cowls in different colours.

Blue Grapefruit Cowl 

This was my favourite photo of the day, I think:
IMG_2828-15 "There is a velociraptor eating my handbag!"

30 comments:

Carmelknits said...

it's beautiful in the blue! I love the final shot with the Velociraptors!!

tentenknits said...

haha! love it!!

Katie said...

Ooo - it's very sophisticated! And I loooove your dress! Great outfit!

melodie said...

you guys are so cute :)

Tanis said...

Awesome outfit, the "knitted necklace" definitely completes the look.

Karen said...

Pretty in blue. Great pics.

Small and Moody said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!!! Great color and I love the vintage bag too!

Maryse said...

Lovely how you can style a cowl right in the middle of summer! You are such an inspiration!

anniesue said...

So nice!! I love it. I might have to try it in a bamboo silk blend for summer.

knittinginatree said...

Oh! It's super pretty in blue. I think it looks like a fancy necklace, too. I can't wait to make one of my own.

yoel said...

How sweet and pretty! I love the dress and the belt too!

Evelyn said...

One word, Julie: AWESOME!

The Sweatshop of Love said...

You look so pretty! It is a really beautiful necklace! More like jewelry than a cowl. What a great way to add knits in the summer. Love it!

nomethodmethod said...

I love this--you look beautiful and so stylish! It might even convince me to overcome my suspicious of cowls.

Ashley said...

So cute. And I love your description of it, as it is a perfect knit necklace. Looks great with your strapless dress.

Can't wait for the pattern release :)

Cassy said...

What cute photos! That cowl looks great on you and works wonderfully with that dress.

Jacey said...

Julie, I love. love! these pictures. The dress you're wearing is awesome, and I agree. That cowl (color & drape) is such a perfect accessory. Ha! I love the dinosaur picture so much!

Michele said...

So cute! I love the blue color!

Tiffanie said...

Love it! From head to toe--absolutely fabulous. If I can find needle time, I'm going to make one for myself. I am swooning over that dress. Where did you get that dress?

Jen (pieKnits) said...

What a clever and great looking cowl! Fantastic photo too ;)

Siga said...

Cute and happy pictures. Love the cowl.

Jen said...

Good thing that velociraptor didn't get your cowl!

Noas' Libellule said...

I am SO going to check out that pattern. I have just the right yarn for it! Thanks for sharing - love the colours of yours by the way.

CanarySanctuary said...

(Drum roll please.....) Those velociraptros have great taste!

ifandany said...

you look gorgeous, and i love this cowl as a warm statement necklace!

1funkyknitwit said...

I can see why you felt polished on this day, as always you look gorgeous ! Lovely dress and cowl and that wicker bag is a real find, beware of Velociraptors though ..ahah .D

just lovely and a great blue :)

Jane Richmond said...

I love your blue Grapefruit, it is what summer knitting should be - totally wearable!

Love the outfit :)

Rainy Daisy said...

Dang, girl. You look badass in that first shot :)

Hilary said...

That is such a lovely design, Julie, and it looks gorgeous in the steel blue grey! I love your outfit, too!

Christine said...

Hi! I really love this cowl, but it seems the pattern is no longer available. Is there any way I can get it?? Please help!