Thursday, May 24, 2007

LaStrada Spreadsheet Clarification

Just fixing a few things I noticed in the first revision of the spreadsheet, and I realized that I'm distributing the S/M size, not the M/L size. Silly me. Sorry for the confusion.

Also note, it currently does not include the sleeve.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Spreadsheet for LaStrada

I can't take the credit for creating this one. Ellen has put it together and I'm handling the distribution. This time it's LaStrada, size medium. So far, the right side is available, and she's working on the left side.

As always, e-mail me and I'll send you a challenge question to verify that you own the pattern. Information on the other spreadsheets I offer is here.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Da Capo-ette

I finished a De Capo last fall and wore it alot this winter. One day, sitting in particularly cold meeting room, it occurred to me that I have plenty of wool left over to make a matching pullover shell. Imagine that, a twinset! It is in progress now; I haven't worked out all the details and won't need if for several months. Has anyone else tried their hand at designing something Falkenberg-esque with leftover yarn?

I'll post a picture when I get the front finished.


Saturday, May 12, 2007

There's a new Falkenberg kit!

I just discovered there's a new Hanne design. I don't think it's up on the official Falkenberg site yet, but found it in a Norwegian online shop called Pinnsvindesign. It's called Plissé (which means pleated). I like the shape of this, and ordered one immediately.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Another finished Mermaid

Three cheers for Amy's spreadsheet!! She's done it again: helped yet another lost soul to manoeuvre her way through the minefield of an HF pattern with no problems at all. Not one visit to the frog pond, I swear.

I have now finished my Mermaid colourway 8 (now dubbed "the hot pink one") - as you can see from the photos above.
Having read all about all the problems of garter stitch stretching, I made my tension on the tight side, so it fits perfectly. When I blocked the sleeves, I eased them out an inch to the perfect length (I have short arms so I normally look like I'm wearing my big sister's clothes, if I'm not careful). It says in the pattern that, once you wash it, the wool sort of relaxes and so I am expecting it to grow a bit, which won't be a bad thing.
It had its first outing this morning and had a lot of admiring comments. Can't wait to do the next one!!