Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Picovoli Progress.

Firstly, thank you all for the heads up on felting in a front loader. I assumed that it was impossible (ass-u-me, you know how it goes). There could have been a real knit washing tragedy here. I guess some hot water and other items in the wash to knock them around would felt...HELLO!

I am still working on Picovoli with a little Ballet Wrap in between. I am just loving tivoli/picovoli this time around. Obviously, knitting a smaller size goes a little quicker, plus I really jumped on the negative ease wagon (makes so much sense). I think this may be my favourite knit...the best fitting. Plus after breast feeding and weight loss, the sisters needed a little love. (is that too much information CK?)



Not so bad! Please ignore the hair...it's been raining here for a couple days now...frizz city.

And...the first request of 2006:
"Mommy, can you make me a blue blanket out of this when you are done that shirt?"



Could ya help me out here?!

14 comments:

Purly Whites said...

Yay for negative ease! It looks fabulous.

Oh, poor kid, so not enough yarn for a blankie. I hope you've got more somewhere.

Stephanie said...

I too am a big fan of negative ease. Genius is what that is. Picovoli looks fabulous on you. The blanket request is just adorable. What are ya gonna do for the little guy?

Elemmaciltur said...

I'd suggest you ask how big the blanky should be. ;)

grumperina said...

Looking fabulous! I love that color on you (I know I've said that before)

Laura said...

It looks great! I agree with Kathy, the color is perfect for you.

I will be soooo happy the day that one of my boys asks me to knit something for them.

Jacqui said...

Jumping on the negative ease bandwagon here; just recently found that little trick myself!

Isn't it great when kids still think we can do absolutely anything? Gotta love 'em.

Heather said...

Love it..you look hot!

erin said...

I made a Clapotis out of this same red butterfly cotton. Wow, you've started a very chic picovoli with yours - great fit.

goodkarma said...

OOoh la la, Picovoli looks fabulous. Like a glove. And your sweet little boy with his piece of blue yarn... what to do? :)

Wool Winder said...

The blanket request is priceless! Nothing is impossible for a mommy to do...at least in a child's eyes.

Tara said...

Picovoli is going to look fan-freaking-tastic when you're done. That color is hot on you!!!

Jeanie said...

You should join our Sexy Knitters Club (www.sexyknittersclub.com)! We're doing a Picovoli KAL and could use your insights! I second what everybody else has already said -- it looks beautiful on you.

diana said...

Your Picovoli looks great! Negative ease is definitely the way to go!

Beak-Knits said...

That is too cute about the blanket....if he's be happy with something smallish for stuffed animals you could use the blue as a crochet edge. You know, somwthing dishcloth sized? I used that trick when the girls wanted something out of 1 yard of pink fun fur.