Thursday, February 28, 2008

South Cape ready for winter

The end of February is here already and am happy to report the spinning, knitting and seaming portion of my South Cape is complete. I still need to find a suitable fastener/button.

The knitting portion was quicker than I expected and the changes in texture always kept it interesting, even in 40+ degree heat.

The yarn is my own handspun from a coated, greasy Romney/EL/MerinoX fleece, I had five skeins made before starting the knitting and since it was slightly thicker than the pattern called for I went up 0.5mm needle size on both sizes and the finished product is the perfect size for me. (I had to spin up another four skeins as I was knitting).

Not the greatest photo of the finished product unfortunately (I couldn't get the self timer to take an in-focus modelled shot) but it is reasonably close to accurate colour.

South Cape

And here is a gratutious texture shot, taken inside so colour is way off.

South Cape texture

Now off to decide which smaller project to work on next while waiting for Yarn 9. Let's see if I can get another entry up before then.



Taphophile said...

Oh Lou, it's just lovely. That's a lot of spinning in the grease in summer, not to mention the knitting. I'm sure you'll be glad of it come winter, though.

Kate said...

Wow - definitely a back-to-back effort. I love the detail of the pattern up close - beautiful texture. And the drape is really gorgeous. Definitely a good spinning job or it wouldn't sit nearly was well. Big gold stars : )

Kylie said...

Looks lovely - hope that you find the perfect button to finish it off - I think i would go for something wooden...

Denyse said...

Beautiful. As the other South Cape handspinner, I am so glad to see it can be done. I, um, am not done. Close!

Good job, and enjoy the button hunt.

littleredhen said...

WooHOO! It looks great. Well done!