November 30, 2007

Chrysopolis complete!

113007bI've been away for Thanksgiving, but I'm back now and working on the stoles again. I didn't take them with me, so I'm playing catch up with Chrysopolis and Secret of the Stole. I love how this one turned out, but it's huge! It's final size is 32 inches wide and 98 inches long. It's so pretty, but I'm not sure how much I'll wear it because of it's size. The yarn is a tough yarn. I was hanging this shawl everywhere outside for pictures and only snagged it once. That was easily fixed with a little stretching on that spot.

Final details:
Yarn: Hengyuanxiang knitting wool (168 gms or 2.75 balls)
Needle: size 3 (3.25mm) Knitpicks Harmony
Blocked size: 32 inches wide by 98 inches long
Start: October 2, 2007
Finish: November 29, 2007

113007dIt was a challenge to get the whole stole into one picture. This is one of the better ones. I tried putting the white sheet underneath it, but the sheet was too short.

Up next, I hope to have the Secret of the Stole finished sometime next week. I have a few smaller projects that I want to work on too--vest for D, fingerless gloves for E, more socks for the kids, scarves for me, etc. The little projects are great for in between secret shawls. There are 4 (!!!!) starting early next year. I think that I'll sit tight for the first few clues to see if I like them. I doubt that I will want to knit all four.

113007eI did finish the Montego Bay scarf and wore it on my trip. One skein of Sea Wool can go a long way. That scarf turned out to be very long, but I like it. I finished a pair of Knucks out of Knit Picks Swish for my sister. She likes them a lot and has already started using them. I started a pair of smaller Knucks for E, but the fingers are too snug. I need to rip those out and redo them.

I'll leave you with my artsy picture of Chrysoplis. :-D


Gammy aka Peggy said...

Isn't that beautiful!!!! I love this design. Mine is still hibernating at the end of clue1. I'm hoping to finish it during the holidays and before all the other KALs start. :)

Netty said...

It´s so beautiful!

Jeanne said...


Octopus Knits said...

That turned out gorgeous, even if it's a little big!

Kris said...

Had to slope over here from Ravelry and say that is absolutely stunning :) I think I may have to get that pattern, or at least, join in one of these secret pattern things.