Sunday, February 13, 2011

Back From the Caribbean (pics) and in the Knitting Groove

I actually lost my knitting mojo, like for 5 weeks.  I went on vacation for two weeks and took a small knitting project with me.  I ended up knitting two rows, that was it.  I finally finished my project this weekend.  It’s my “single skein lace cowl”:

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This was knitted using Plymouth Happy Feet DK yarn in beautiful variegated blue colors.  Kind of reminds me of being in the Caribbean.  From the picture above, my cowl is drying after being hand washed in J&J baby shampoo.  The lace fabric really loosened up and softened.  Prior to hand washing, the fabric had lots of bumps and ripples.  I didn’t do much stretching to the cowl in length nor width and I’m just letting it dry naturally.  I can’t wait to wear it and see how well it drapes.  Will post a modeled picture later this week.

Here’s a few pictures from our vacation in the Caribbean:

-Bonaire-

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-Aruba-

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-Dominica-

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-Grenada-

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-St Thomas-

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Now, that I’m back to reality and it’s halfway through February…I’ve decided to focus on knitting warm weather garments.  My knitting books and magazines are scattered around me and I’m thinking about bright colors and sleeveless tops.  I think the warm Caribbean waters has affected my thinking.  Ahhhhhh….

3 comments:

del said...

Oh my, look at that white sand. Gorgeous! I'm sure you had a great time (really, who wouldn't in all that beauty?).

The cowl is pretty. I love how lace opens once you wet it.

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