Thursday, September 25, 2008

Goldielocks in Summertime Tunic

More summer knitting FO's...


I was eyeing this shawl from the moment I saw it. When I saw SandiPurl's, I knew I had to have it.

The yarn is soft and luxurious but the pattern is BORING BORING BORING and the yarn fuzzy as &@!? which means you can’t see a thing. Although the stitch is easy, I had to keep looking down to ensure I didn't miss any stitches.At one point, I brought this to the drunken SnB (boring projects are best) but then, I was curious, poked around and found a dropped stitch…. 8 inches down. GRRRRR!!!! I eventually wove in an extra piece of yarn to hide it.

Although I would not buy this yarn to knit again (boucle = not fun), the finished product is very soft and warm and I do enjoy wrapping around my shoulders.

This pattern was from Interweave Summer 2007. It can sometimes be downloaded for free from

I really like the pattern: it's a very easy knit, just knit round and round. Yet at the same time, it has enough details to make it look good. Some easy patterns tend to look too "home made" but this one isn't one of them! STASHBUSTING METER

Goldielocks Triangle Shawl - Fleece Artist Goldielocks in Mahogany (125g/499m) @ 6.0 mm
Summertime Tunic - 6 skeins of Lana Grossa HP 31 Print in blue-green (50g/115m) @ 3.5/4.0 mm

1 comment:

yuvee said...

The tunic looks adorable on you! And the shawl looks just like the thing for fall. I agree that knitting with boucle is no fun, at least the result is worth it!