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FO: Age of Brass and Steam

FO: Age of Brass and Steam

Ta Dah!

I really loved knitting this shawlette. I came out of a yarny dry spell, picked two hanks of Cascade Ultra Pima Paints out of my stash, and cast on.

The pattern is simple, with bands of stockinette alternated with thin bands of garter eyelets. The garter tab at the very beginning was a teeny bit fiddly so I went down a needle size and knitted 8 teeny rows instead of 6. This seemed to work better with picking up the stitches afterwards.

I used 150 grams of yarn, so 1.5 skeins, and it’s the perfect size to wear with the triangular tip in front. It benefited from a good wash and blocking to open up the stitches and smooth out the edges.


A bit of everything

A bit of everything

There’s been knitting…

Since I took that photo, it’s grown quite a bit. This is Age of Brass and Steam which is a free pattern that I found via Ravelry. It’s very popular with thousands of projects linked. The yarn is Cascade Ultra Pima Paints, a lovely tonal cotton.

There’s been crocheting…

I won’t say too much about this because it’s a test for someone. But it came out CUTE!

And there’s been sewing…

A vinyl zipper pouch based on a Crafty Gemini tutorial (YouTube) called a pinch pouch.

And an actual garment which gave me grief and I had to redo the neck binding but I think it’s wearable now!

Gawd, it’s 34 degrees today with a forecast high for the weekend of 38. What the heck?!?!?!

We don’t have AC so the only way to be sitting here and not dripping is to have the big floor fan going. Downstairs, where my sewing room is, is somewhat cooler. I can see the big maple tree in my front yard blowing about in the wind and I can imagine it’d be like standing on front of a giant hairdryer right now.

And now I have to make dinner so the fan is getting moved to the kitchen!