Thursday, 23 June 2011

FO: Wasabi Cream & Sugar

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Pattern: Cream and Sugar Cowl

Yarn: Shibui Knits Sock, in 'Wasabi'

Needles: 3.5 mm  (US 4)

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  Give me all your yarnz!!

Notes: I didn't make any modifications, and really enjoyed knitting this for the second time. It's one of those great gift knitting patterns- quick, one skein, and easy to churn out quickly. My friend Andrea saw the previous cowl and wanted one, so I happily obliged. I have some of the yarn leftover, I'm going to make her some fingerless mitts as well. Not that she needs either of those items right now- it's hot. Like, your skin feels like sticky toffee hot. But no matter how hot is it right now, fall always comes around again.
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 Why yes, I did put on a wool cowl and a winter coat to model this for you in the dead heat of June.

I'm working away at this cardigan for my mom, as an overdue Mother's Day gift. I actually ran out of yarn (totally my own fault- I keep all my white/cream yarns together in one box, and thought I had more of this yarn than I really did) but fortunately a fellow Raveler came to my rescue and sent me the single skein I needed to get this completed.

I'm also working on another version of my Grapefruit Cowl, this time making it bigger, for more of a fall weather cowl. Maybe because I've knit this stitch so much, but I find the pattern really easy to memorize, so I just pick it up and chip away at it whenever I get a chance. It's almost done- just need to drop the stitches!

25 comments:

Jacey said...

Wow, I'm impressed with your dedication! I, for one, would not even think about putting on a full coat and cowl anytime in the next four months. It's worth it, though! As always, your FO shots are so lovely. The Wasabi colorway looks beautiful on you!

Tanis said...

You are so committed to your FO shoots! Wearing your winter coat in June, you're crazy! Love the cowl, can't wait to see your next FO's.

sauceyjill said...

the colour of the yarn is awesome! What a great gift!

Yarndancer said...

Gorgeous!! The colour of the yarn looks so good with that pattern!

KnittingBetsy said...

Hi Julie, another wonderful FO from you, really lovely!
Did you do it with just one skein of Shibui sock? Because it's just 50 grams... but it would be great if that worked, because I have one skein of Shibui Sock "Earth", could be nice for that cowl!
I didn't knit a Cream and Sugar Cowl yet, but I have a wonderful yarn (Fleece Artist "Woolie Silk", colourway Indian Summer) which I only bought for this cowl. I'm looking forward to fall ;-)

Evelyn said...

You do realize that the color of your fabulous cowl matches your eyes!!! Beautiful!

Susie said...

Beautiful FO! I'm still (slowly) working away at a belated Mother's Day cardigan for my mom too. My delay isn't enough yarn though... more like 211 lace stitches on size 6 needles, which repeats over and over and over again. lol

Susan said...

You look great! Nothing wrong with an off-season photo shoot. lol

Karen said...

So beautiful. I too, loved making up this Cowl. I think you've got me itching to make up another!

ifandany said...

i admire your fortitude! the cowl looks lovely, and that yarn color is very well suited to you. it's almost too bad that it's a present...

jdknitter said...

omg, that's crazy! I would've at least done it in my own room with A/C on. =D But I love the FO itself. Shibui Sock is my favorite sock yarn and they have so many awesome colors, at affordable price. LOVELY COWL! The recipient must be so happy.

Alana said...

Looks so gorgeous on you! Thanks for making the pattern again! :)

foxflat said...

Gotta love the ravelry-to-ravelry love! it's such an awesome community :)

Michele said...

That color is awesome! Another great Cram and Sugar Cowl!

Maryse said...

The color has the perfect name ;-) It's gorgeous! Your mother's cardigan will be very nice for sure. I look forward to seeing it!

Sungopolis said...

Lovely! You are a very thoughtful and dedicated gift knitter.

Noas' Libellule said...

I love the pattern and that colour, gorgeous! Great modelling skills!

Robin said...

This turned out so cute! It looks like one of those 'potato chip' knitting patterns that are so fun you can't make just one. :)

1funkyknitwit said...

Great colour and pattern ! ..lol, isn't it wonderful having to get dressed for winter in summer ?! .D

italiandishknits.com said...

Wow, I love this cowl! And green is definitely your color.

Yarny Days said...

This is absolutely stunning! Green is your color.

tentenknits said...

seriously. you are the cutest. love the cowl!!

CanarySanctuary said...

Very purty cowl! Love those colours :)

Vicki Knitorious said...

Very pretty!! Gorgeous color.

Delusional Knitter said...

Well you are a good model, because from the pictures I cannot tell its hot out, you give the impression that you are comfortable in your cowl, LOL!! Its beautiful, that is one awesome color!