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Thursday, February 23

Pico Gold

I can't believe it's done! I finished Wednesday night, but the bind-off was too tight. I used a needle two sizes bigger to bind off, but that just wasn't enough. So out it came. I was determined that this would be something I could really use. I switched to size 8 needles (from size 5) and knit for two rows, then bound off with size 9. Then I put a crochet edging on the hem. I did a single row of crochet on the armholes and neckline. I ironed it and steam blocked it. Done! and Done!


Stats:
KAL for the Sexy Knitters Club
Picovoli by Grumperina
Size 5 Denise and Addi Turbo needles
6 1/2 balls Elann's Luna in Coppered Sienna
Modifications: More decrease rows, crochet around edges.

This pattern is easy to follow, although a beginner might need to learn some new techniques. The shaping is awesome. I love how this fits. The stitches are not neat and tidy, it has tons of flaws. The thing I really like about it is that I made it to wear under a rather dowdy cardigan and it is very sexy in contrast. For some strange reason I like wearing clothes that look very "teacherly." And it's even better if I'm wearing something very "unteacherly" under them. It amuses me -- kind of like my tatoos. People are usually surprised to find out that I have some.

So I finished before our trip, before the deadline. Woot! We are off on a motorcycle run called Tattoos and Blues. See ya'll when I get back. Hope all your Olympic knitting comes to a happy end.

Comments on "Pico Gold"

 

grumperina said ... (12:14 PM) : 

I love it. You look so beautiful, and I'm so happy you love the finished product! Would you like me to include it in the gallery? Also, I'd really love to know what size you knit, if that's not too personal, my e-mail is grumperina at gmail dot com.

 

Whit said ... (4:24 PM) : 

You're gorgeous, lady! Have a great trip!!!!

 

Secret Pal 7 said ... (3:02 AM) : 

Awesome! Both you and the Pico look great! Congrats on the Gold Medal and enjoy that trip!

 

quiltyknitwit said ... (8:42 AM) : 

Looks great - congratulations!

 

Anonymous said ... (2:29 PM) : 

APPLAUSE!!!

Congrats on finishing in time for gold and for such a pretty FO!!

Your Felted SP

 

Nessie Noodle said ... (1:57 PM) : 

BECKY! that came out wonderful- you did a really great job and it sounds like you so deserve the gold metal for this one-
The color is great on you too.
hurrrrrray!

 

Tosh said ... (1:15 AM) : 

Check you out in that Pico! Way to push. You definitely don't look teacherly. But what is with the coy, couldn't possibly face the camera business?

Fantastic! Hope to see you at S & B next Tuesday(wear your Picovoli!)

 

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