Monday, November 14, 2011

NSFW - Way Too Cute!

 Look!  Liberated from the Hungry Ghost realm - the lace cowl is finished.  There remains one place where I made a mistake but I am counting on people not noticing.  Can you see it?


Ok, before you try too hard, I will tell you that you can't see it because it is on the other side that I didn't photograph.

When I finished up that one, I immediately cast on for another one.  This time I used a bulky cashmere yarn that I bought on a cone ages ago at School Products.  This one will be a gift.  I soaked it for a good long while in hot water to get rid of the coating that was put on it so it would work on a knitting machine (all coned yarns have this) but it still isn't giving me the cashmere love I know it has in its power.  Any suggestions?  Will wear cause it to fluff up more?



Meanwhile, I will be back in a week - I am off to sesshin up at ZMM.  

Here is a cute kittie picture to soften the blow.


Awwwww......

And another one:

Look at Olive's belly!  I'm melting....


9 comments:

Eve said...

Hi Robyn! I've always washed the garment in the machine in a net bag and tossed it into the dryer. I think Berta used to do the same thing. It needs more agitation to fluff it up. But keep an eye on it while in the dryer to be sure.

Robyn said...

Thanks Eve! I will give the washing machine a try. We don't have a dryer but maybe that it a good thing...it sounds a little scary from a felting perspective.

Malva said...

Wow!
I just googled around trying to find your blog, remembering it from a few years ago ( I think I was thinking of Newfoundland) and you greet me with the exact project I found partly finished this weekend.
My yarn is red but it's the same cowl and I had totally forgotten about it until this weekend. It's been dormant for about a year.

Robyn said...

Hi Malva. It is a great little pattern. I love it. Go get that cowl and finish it! : )

island sweet said...

i'll be thinking of you this week. xxx

OfTroy said...

soon you and lucy will be like princesses--dressed head to toe in lace--Knit lace to be sure--but it's wonderful to see your lace!

Jan Morrison said...

hi dear girl! I was away and now you are but I knitted some stuff up and have been thinking about spinning. Really thinking about it.
Hope you have a contemplative hot shit time...

Patti Blaine said...

Have a good week, Robyn. Namaste.

Robyn said...

Jan - if you decide to stop thinking and start spinning, let me know. Free lessons are officially offered! Maybe it would be worth a trip to Newfoundland.........