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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Odds and Ends

I finally got a picture of my finished Picovoli yesterday. The details: Grumperina's Picovoli pattern from MagKnits with the picot hems, knit in KnitPicks Shine Sport (5 skeins of Sky and one of Green Apple). I really cannot express how much I love the way this top fits. The shaping is exactly in the right places and its so comfortable to wear. I've already washed it - in the washing machine just like the yarn ball label says to - they weren't kidding, and I didn't have any trouble with size changes. I'll definitely be wearing this one a lot during the summer. Yesterday I also got a tiny bit of Smiley's fleece combed. On the left you can see the washed fleece and the range of grey's it has, and on the right is 1-1/4 ounces of combed wool. I am loving how soft this fleece is and finding very little VM in it. I'm thinking Smiley was coated because of the low VM in his/her fleece. When I comb, I make a little pile of the combing waste and when I weighed that, it was only 1/8 ounce! The color in the picture is pretty accurate too, I'm getting a nice clear silvery grey top with no yellow or brown tones. Its the perfect shade of grey!


Blogger Erica said...

Picovoli looks great! I really like the color combination you chose. It's defintely on my to-do list.

7:48 AM  
Anonymous Chery said...

I love your sweater.

8:48 AM  
Anonymous Kelly said...

Beautiful job on the top! Love the colors you chose.

9:30 AM  
Blogger Dove Knits said...

Yours is the first Picovoli I've seen that I actually liked. The other ones make people's boobs look disproporitonately humongous, but yours fits nicely and flatters your figure. Great job!

11:18 AM  
Blogger Sandra said...

Very nice top and very nicely done. I don't know Smiley but if pastures are clean, sheep are clean thus their fleeces are also clean. My sheep aren't coated and their fleeces are beautiful and clean.

5:00 AM  
Anonymous Carol said...

I love the Picovoli on you. Did you have to adjust your gauge for the pattern? I've been swatching the Shine I just got but I'm only getting 20 sts/4" instead of the 22 sts and I'm using a size 4 needle. I hop mine comes out as nice as yours.

5:11 PM  

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