Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Total eclipse of the Soleil ;)



Thanks SO much to Lu for taking time out of her knitting to do the crochet edging for me. Its confirmed that I am probably only 50% crochet gimpy, and the other 50% has to do with the hooks I own.

If I am in this state when HoJo opens her store and has her first crochet class, I promise to be there!

And the specs: around 3.5 balls of Schachenmayr Micro in 0099 (black folks, black). Size 5 needles. If I was to make this again, I would keep decreasing on the shoulders, since its a bit wide for me. I'm having a curling problem even after steaming but I'm sure after I toss it in the wash and dry it flat it will be perfect. I just wanted to wear it today!

Oh, and the back:



Okay, I know I don't have to say this, but these are self portrait bathroom shots, so all lumpiness and weird creases are because its 8:15am. Even check the clock, sheesh.

11 comments:

Lu said...

You and Soleil look gorgeous together!

I was very happy to do it and even my husband likes the blueberry soap - isn't it weird for a guy to like scented soap?

Shannon said...

Absolutely NOT weird. Ben loves the blueberry, and even the floral scents! I even have 2 guys in my soap of the month club (though I think 1 of them has a fiancee who uses it a lot, hehe).

Shannon said...

Oh, and THANK YOU for the compliment ;)

Cookie said...

Awesome! Black looks good on you. :-)

Anonymous said...

Id like to edge your crochet...

R2K said...

Hi from NYC!

R2000

Elspeth said...

It looks great! I liked the wide straps on her but maybe they are a bit too wide. If I ever get to that point on mine I'll try decreasing more. Wow, less than 4 skeins of Schachenmayer (sp?) Micro -- how many do you have? I stupidly ordered 10 of the ugly burgundy color and so would have to make, what, more than 2 Soleils with it!

Shannon said...

I have 4.5 left! Eek! I hope it washes well.

Ina said...

Just surfing by to say thanks for the SP6 buttons. They're all so gorgeous that I'm going to have to rotate them on my blog.

Your Soleil is fabulous!

Shannon said...

Thank you so much Ina!

Iris said...

Just stumbled over here from the Knitty Coffeeshop...

Your Soleil looks stunning. It's the first one I've seen in black, and I love it - looks really classy!