Monday, June 26, 2006

Mermaid Done!


I finished the mermaid jacket over the weekend and have to say I'm quite pleased with it. Its a little loose for the medium size, I think next time I make this jacket I will probably go with the small size instead. Next time I also will be doing the provisional cast on for the icord edge and knit it on afterwards. I had a little bit of pulling but was able to block it out okay. I've put more pictures up on my blog in the mermaid album.


I cast on for the Promenade Shawl, color way 6, I've only just begun it so there's no WIP picture just yet, but here's the stock photo for it. Hanne kits are just addictive I guess!

11 comments:

Becky said...

Mari, it looks great!!! Congrats on finishing!

Ellen said...

How wonderful!!! I'm yet one sleeve to go...Congratulations to you :)

Merete said...

It's gorgeous. Well done.

ilvpons said...

I knitted the Promenade color 3 and 6. The NO 6 has an updated version of the pattern. I will check and let you know if the one that you're doing is the one with the error in the direction or if it is the older version. Nothing dramatic. But I will let you know....They are wonderful to wear. I got lot's of compliments, when I wear them, plus they are fun to knit. Lot's of stitches to deal with but easy.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Well done!
Can we see how it looks on you?

Mari said...

to anonymous, if you go to my blog tallgalknits.typepad.com and look at the mermaid photo album there are pictures of it on me, excuse the comfy weekend clothes :-)

BeanMama said...

Love it!! And I'm knitting Promenade (when I finish 2 other projects on the needles,) too so I look forward to hearing about your experience with it.

HPNY Knits said...

great job. I am very inspired. I have not even cast on for mine- so many things get in the way. it looks terrific!

tarcher said...

Good job Hannne.

Ana said...

Mari, you did a terrific job! Your pictures really help, I love that you've taken pictures of the progress. Nice job on the way you present the pictures too.

When I knit my first Ballerina it would have been so helpful if I had pictures like yours just as a reference so I could see actually what the piece looks like in progress.

Looks great on you! How long did it take you to make it?

Mari said...

Ana, Thanks for the kind words (and everyone else)!
I started it January 2, 2006, and had to take a break from it in February to do two wedding shawls this spring and then picked it back in early June. I had the body and most of the 1st sleeve done before I set it down. I'd say probably in 'real knit' time for me probably about 75-80 hours/2 months.
If you care to see the shawls, they're in albums on my blog...