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!