Monday, June 09, 2008

FO: Labyrinth

Well, we can thank the Yankees and the basketball playoffs for another FO! Actually two FO's! Friday night, as Labyrinth finished blocking, I cut out the fabric for another cute skirt, and Saturday afternoon, I HAD another cute skirt!

I searched high and low for the identical fabric from the pattern sleeve (Amy Butler something-or-other):

But, since I couldn't find it, the Michael Miller water lily print had to substitute. I think I actually like it better than the Amy Butler fabric!
And then, Labyrinth was done blocking:

(I was squinting in the picture, so I cropped my head out). I need to get a different bra to wear with it though; If you look closely, you can see my current "everyday" bra peeking out of the corner of the neckline. The neckline is very low, but since it's square, it's not what I'd consider even remotely trashy.
The details:
Pattern: Labyrinth
Yarn: Ella Rae Bamboo Silk 7 Skeins of Velvet, One skein of Baby Mauve
Size: 36
Needles: Knitpicks 7's for everything except the neckline, which were Knitpicks 6's
Mods: Only did 4 rounds of ribbing on the neckline, then bound off.

In other news, I found the match to my sock in progress, so they are finally together again! (I don't know if I mentioned this on the blog, but I lost one of them for a few months. It turned up in my pool bag over the weekend. Yay, and also, DUH!)
Then, I couldn't possibly sit still for 5 whole seconds, so I wound the yarn for Joe's anniversary sweater, which happens to be Knitty's Anniversary Sweater. I figured with all those cables, I better start early, even though our actual anniversary isn't until November.

The yarn is Blue Sky cotton in black, and there will be an orange stripe on the chest only (he doesn't like the arm stripes for some reason).


Marjorie said...

What great projects. I particularly like the Knitty Anniversary Sweater, possibly because it seems so hard to find good men's designs. Your lucky your DH will wear it. Mine has more requirements than that--all his sweaters have to open in the front (nothing over the head), they all need collars of some sort, and they all must have pockets.

Robin said...

Love Labyrinth - not trashy at all!! Looks like a great fit. Also great new skirt - I agree the fabric is even better than the original version.

That Anniversary sweater is going to look great. Guys have weird issues about sweaters - Jim had an issue on this one once saying that the center cables looked like a chain choking the model in the picture. I would have never thought of that.

Gothknits said...

Love the skirt. I can't wait for my contract to be up so I can get sewing myself. You and Karen keep me inspired. I'm so glad you found the sock. I kept wondering if you had found it.

Karen said...

Cute skirt! The fabric looks a lot like the AB fabric too. Labyrinth came out great too. Looks great on you!

I love the anniversary sweater pattern and would love to make that for Michael, but like Marjorie's hubby he has too many requirements. One being the arms have to stay put when they are pushed up on his arm. Sheesh.

Knittymuggins said...

Love your new skirt! And Labyrinth looks absolutely gorgeous on you! I agree with Robin - not even remotely trashy :) Can't wait to see Joe's sweater as it progresses. I think it's going to be fab!