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Friday, June 19, 2009

New Threads FRIDAY!

Chic Knits Mondo Cable Shell / Vest
Yarn:Dream in Color *Classy*
Color: Spring Tickle
Gauge: 4.5 sts / 6rows over 1″
Needles: #8

Nothing like some beautiful color! to liven up the place! Time for a real FO Portrait of my traveling project.

It is raining like made right now — the skies are as dark as night at 10 am in the morning. I shot this newbie about an hour ago when we were just in a cloud instead of a downpour.

Straight from the floor of TNNA, with some fancying up via pressing and a little more finishing, this vest version in 100% wool is quite exciting.


The Spring Tickle color has all the tones of a glorious grassy hillside in the sun. (I’m fantasizing Tuscany, but I did see the same rolling grass driving on Interstate 70 coming home). There are subtle variations of natural greens highlighted by golden strokes and a mere subtle touch of aqua; absolutely yummy.

And, the entire project was one of my more lightening speed efforts: from start to finish (with LOTS of interruptions in between), it took about 10 days of knitting, steady on and off.


Here’s the whole Mondo Cable story

6 Responses to “Friday, June 19, 2009”

  1. Patty says:

    Happy Friday to you too! The Mondo is delish! We’ve got nothin’ but rain in New England too…looks like stay in and knit time!

  2. Cruz says:

    Just beautiful, both the yarn and the knitting!!

  3. Seanna Lea says:

    10 Days is such a short amount of time to have a cute top!

  4. grammynan says:

    I finished CeCe in elann Sonoma, olive green. I love it. Thanks for your patterns in just my style.

  5. Rose says:

    Love the vest; the cable and the colors.

  6. Lana says:

    I read the story behind your Mondo Cable vest and you make knitting sound so enticing–more than just a hobby or a craft one needs to learn. The lavendar icecream is a nice touch and sounds delicious! I’ve never knitted anything in my life…..I’m thinking now’s the time.

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