Sunday, May 21, 2006

Finished: Scoup Du Jour

I have spent the entire day seaming and finishing the button/neck bands - my 2 least favorable things in knitting.... and I'm really really exhausted!!! Whew! Time for a hot bath...


Pattern: Scoop Du Jour - by Chicknits
Yarn: Red Merino 4-ply from Cold Spring Mill, UK (Double-strand)
Start to finish: May 1 - 21, 2006
Verdict: A versatile cardi, pattern was very easy to follow and quick to knit. As for the yarn, I love the color but the yarn is a little scratchy... but my swatch did soften up after washing though, and I'm hoping the wash would do wonder...
Final Verdict: This color is so so difficult to photograph.... please bear with this lousy pic for now. I'll try get a better shot after washing and blocking the sweater, hopefully with some natural light :o)

6 comments:

Mimi said...

You look great in your new Scoop and it fits you well! Oh,I also dislike the mendings and knitting the bands.
BTW, i like the beaded top you are wearing as well.

Siow Chin said...

Your look great in your Scoop du Jour! And I can't agree with you more that red is just so difficult to capture on the camera.

handknit168 said...

The red one is really nice.

joy said...

That's a great color! I'm sure you'll get lots of wear out of it.
:)

erin said...

You've got a perfect fit on your cardi and you're right, red is very difficult to photograph.

Krista said...

Love the cardi! Congrats on finishing! It always feels great to finish something.