Friday, July 12, 2013

WIPville Update

Well, my fiber friends, another Friday is unfailingly here. I have been a busy gal, but not everything I've been working on I can share with you ... you understand, right?
However, I can share with you my progress on my very own One If by Hook Cardi, and I must say I am pretty pleased with myself:

The back, the initial image is part of the front.

This worked up in, like, no time flat. I am really loving this color combination ... for fall. Yes, fall, people (cause you know those summer Fridays are flying past us). The cardi will feel more fall-like once I get the neckband and front button/hole bands on. I am loving how the LB Amazing (in the violets colorway) is looking - very muted, but with enough color change to be interesting (see the below photo for a better shot of the edging). 

I am particularly pleased with how the wool is working up - tweedy, nicely textured, and with a little more structure than the cotton I used in the summer sample. Of course, this hasn't been blocked yet, and I expect the yarn to bloom nicely, as it did in the previous cowl project in which I used some of it.

See how the tweedy flecks in the yarn
coordinate nicely with the LB Amazing?

I must also give a shout-out to Vivian over at Bits and Pieces - I know I'm going to be a little short on yarn for the sleeves, and she has very kindly agreed to see if she can locate what remaining yarn she has left in her stash. For those of you who might not remember: I actually won this yarn from Vivian last year. I am super thrilled that I can use it for this cardigan - and I get to celebrate her blogiversary (or at least remember she had one!) every time I see the sweater.

I do hope you find the time to make it over to Wisdom Begins in Wonder and check out what's going on with her Tour De France, er, Fleece, spinning.

A test cooking update: Remember I wrote about a trifle recipe test last September? Well, Cook's Illustrated (from America's Test Kitchen) has published it in their July/August 2013 edition (and theirs definitely looks better than mine). There is a linky online, but I think you'll be rather disappointed, since they want everyone to subscribe. Nevertheless, you can see that they really do publish what they send us to test. 

Happy weekend, everyone!

Doesn't Mother Nature just nail it all the time?
What great texture and color palette.


  1. The cardi is coming along nicely, hope Vivian can find what you need. Love the flowers, now if only I could replicate those colours in fibre/yarn ;)

  2. That cardi is looking super fabulous!

    Those flowers are gorgeous. You are right, nature gives us a wonderful pallet of inspiration.

  3. The stitch definition is wonderful. I love how color combinations are endless for this project.

  4. I love the stitches is this cardi. I can't wait to see it finished.

  5. I do love hydrangeas :) Did you know, they are blue in acidic/ericaceous soil and red/pink in alkaline/chalk ?