Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Orangina *Added Photo*

Orangina Pattern: Orangina (size large)
Yarn: 5 skeins of Rowan 4 ply cotton in Fandango
Needle Size: Size 3
Start Date: April 1, 2006
End Date: April 9, 2006
Comments: Hooray! Orangina is finished! This is a project I started and frogged last year due to gauge issues. I am excited that I completed it so quickly and with no gauge problems this time around. The pattern was elegant in its simplicity and well-worth the 5 bucks.

As I have finished up Orangina I thought it was a good time to answer a couple of the questions people have asked:

Kathy wants to know how complicated is the lace pattern.
Answer: It's simple. It's a 4 row repeat wherein 2 rows are purled and 2 rows are the pattern. Very easy to memorize.

Lynae would like to know what I plan on wearing underneath Orangina.
Answer: A tank top, probably black. Racy, huh? :)

The Trekking #126 second sock is nearly finished and I'll begin swatching for Picovoli soon. As soon as #126 is done I'll begin my next sock...another Dublin Bay - shocking! A few people have mentioned problems with opening the PDF link to the Dublin Bay Pattern (I actually just had to try that link 3 times before it loaded...strange)- Here's an html link, maybe give it a try... Also, I can email it to you directly, but I need your email address. That or here's the direct link to the designer's website- The pattern is on the left hand side towards the bottom. Hope this helps!

And here's a random rundown on the movie-watching during the past weekend:
Brokeback Mountain - lovely and moving story - definitely watch this film.
History of Violence- disturbing and pointless, but surprisingly well-acted.
V for Vendetta - Fantastic, thought-provoking movie - highly recommended.

Knitting GROUP is tonight - 6:30 to 8:00 at the Borders in Wilmette (corner of Skokie and Lake) - See you there!


Karin said...

It looks really cute! Do you like the fit?? I am really thinking of buying this pattern too.

aija said...

Insanely fast knit that looks great! :)

Lynae said...

I CANNOT believe you didn't bring that to group.

It looks like a great layering piece...and a great way to take a stab at some lace knitting.

I might have to go look at that pattern.

Chicago Jen said...

Ooh! Soo pretty you look!! Congrats on another beautifully finished item!

Kim in Oregon said...

So cute! The orangina. And such a cute picture of you too!

JessaLu said...

It looks beautiful!