Friday, July 27, 2007


I finished knitting the second shawl collared cardigan for Schaefer Yarn last night, and here it is.

Shawl Collared Cardi Pocket

It's too big for me to model successfully, but here's a close up of the pocket, and the great colors. (The picture isn't actually upside down--it just looks that way because of the watch.) And then I woke up in the middle of the night and decided I should finish adding the pocket to the directions (isn't that what you do in the middle of the night?), so I was able to mail it this morning. It used exactly 3 skeins of Esperanza, in the colorway called Indira Gandhi.

And this one is the first sample of the cardigan (which I knit while I was designing it). This one is Esperanza too, but the color is Julia Child. Not that it shows in this picture (which I took with my computer while I was on the phone--multi-tasking is another component of my plan to take terrible pictures), but this one is about inches shorter than the other. I think the plan is to submit them somewhere, but I'm not sure where or for what issue.

Shawl Collared Cardi

Since I had to put my photos into Flickr to add them to Ravelry, I'm going to try using Flickr to put photos into my blog too. If nothing else, it will an easier method of uploading photos I haven't blogged about yet (I'd been adding pictures to a draft post that was essentially a series of pictures, then transferring the code to the real post once it was written). I wasn't thrilled with the way the text wrapped around some of the pictures lately, so I'm going to try pictures all on their own line. The first photos seems kind of tall, huh? Hmmm.

Anyway--with the sample finished, I'm going to work mostly on MS3 and my Tour de France scarf over the weekend, then get started on designing some stuffed animals for Schaefer on Monday (continuing to work on the lace as a break... some break!). Stuffed animals should make for better pictures!

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