I finished the Mary Maxim contest thingie on Sunday afternoon, right in between brunch with Yannick’s family and dinner with my family. They should have recieved it already (must go check that online!) and the judging takes place next week, so once I hear back from them I’ll post some photos of that project.
Once we’d got home and put Jakob to bed I swatched for Eden’s shrug. I swatched the Cottonlook first because I really wanted to use it, and luckily I got gauge easily with the required needles. It’s such a completely different fabric than I would have obtained with the Decor- the CL can actually be used on smaller needles so working on a 5mm results in a slightly open fabric that has a lot of drape, but the yarn (which is probably an acrylic/cotton blend) behaves as if it were a cotton/linen blend. In fact, it feels/looks remarkably similar to the Sirroco yarn I’d used for my Shapely Tank a few years ago. In any case, it will be a nice, light garment that will be perfect to wear over a short sleeved or tank topped dress.
So the swatch was done on Sunday, and then I ripped it out and began the shrug itself. The above photo shows my progress when I went to bed Sunday night.
I tried to get a closeup of the knitting but it doesn’t do the drape of the fabric justice.
This is where I was as of Monday night. It’s a fast knit!
There is no Tuesday night progress photo because I had no Tuesday night. I don’t know what came over me, but I was yawning during my whole drive home from work, and once Yannick came home and was able to take over playing with Jakob, I just crashed. I was actually asleep BEFORE 8pm for the first time in…I can’t even remember how long.
Here’s last night’s progress. All that remains to do is to pick up around the neck/back and do a few rows of ribbing, then the same thing on each cuff. I’m hoping to finish it tonight so it will be ready and wrapped before we meet Eden for the first time.