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Monday, November 08, 2010

Continuing On

Thank you all for your kind comments, thoughts and prayers for our family these past few weeks. This is the first time in the 17 years Mickael and I have been married that we haven't had a fur baby. When we met, he had Bear, a 10 week old Golden Retriever Puppy. Then Ramius came along, followed by Finn. Needless to say, it's weird around here not having to vacuum fuzzy tumbleweeds every other day. (They should probably have been vacuumed every day, but it's amazing what you can tolerate when you don't feel like pulling out the vacuum cleaner.) We're all adjusting though and each day is a little bit easier than the last. Thank you for your understanding.

I have been knitting and have finished up the Mohair Bias Loop. I love the way it came out and I think it looks cute worn all three of the ways they show on the pattern page. I weighed it and while I can't find the Post-It note with the exact weight on it right now, I used less than half the skein of Silkmo to knit it - so you could get two per skein. (Fortunately, there are gift giving opportunities coming up so you could knit one for yourself and one for someone else, or you and another knitting friend could each get a different color and then swap leftover skeins.) The one suggestion I would make is that if you are making it for someone who has broad shoulders (or is possibly a little fluffy in the shoulder area), you might consider making it a bit longer before you kitchener stitch it together. You'd need this to be able to wear it like a cape (poncho?) over your shoulders. The brushed mohair knit on huge needles is very stretchy, so if you are making it for a gift, you should be alright if you get into the ballpark. I'd say shoot for zero ease in the Around-the-Shoulders measurement for your length, but like I said, if you don't nail it perfectly, you should still be OK. Oh, and if you've never Kitchener stitched brushed mohair, find a nice quiet place to do it. It's not any harder than Kitchener stitch ever is, but it's more fiddly in the mohair.

As soon as I wove the ends in on my first Mohair Bias Loop, I cast on for a second one. (This one is in Elann Silken Kydd in Winter White, 2 skeins should do it.) Yes, I like this project that much!



Anonymous Robby said...

Trust me, although it takes time for the home to actually become a hair-free environment, it takes hardly any time to get used to it. And seeing this post makes me wonder why I haven't gotten started on a 'Loop' for myself.

8:48 AM  
Blogger Rudee said...

I am so sorry to read of the loss of your pets.

8:53 AM  

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