We arrived home from the college touring trip to computer networking problems here at home. Our Number One IT guy aka Herr Boar was able to solve the trouble (our router needed replacing) and we are back in action. I was without my beloved internet all day on Friday and I felt bereft – amazing how much time I actually spend cruising around the ether.
I am over the moon, thrilled to tell you all that that free time was very well spent. I have finished my Hex Coat! And Vicki, by finished I mean blocked, seamed and ends woven in. (sometimes I bind off the last stitch and pronounce a project finished). Be warned that there will be no model shots until the fall. Yesterday I was out by the pool seaming this thing and when I yanked the last thread I pulled it on to check the fit. Yes, Lopi Lite against my sweaty skin wearing only a bathing suit and now this sweater. This my friends is a recipe for an Instantaneous Hot Flash. (it fits like a dream btw!)
Today I am going to organize for the next fiber projects. And I have two on deck! First off is Babette – a feast of colors and I can’t wait to get started on that. I am also going to get some lace going – and am torn between two shawls (feeling like a fool, loving both of them is breaking all the rules …..) the Lotus Blossom and the Bee. bzzzzz.
Congratulations on finishing the Hex Coat!! Beautiful job and I love the color. You will love it in the fall/winter (sans bathing suit).
That is beautiful! You’re going to wear it all the time when the weather turns cool, I bet.
Wait until fall!? I don’t blame you…it’s hellishly hot here so I understand…but I’d sure like to see that good looking coat in action!
Hooray! it looks great, and like Carole said, I am sure it will get a ton of wear once the weather cools off. :)
Really, you don’t want to parade around in the humidity getting just the “right” shot? Can’t blame you there. Hex looks quite lovely (the hexagons deserve a super close-up) and calling if finished when it really is finished is lost on me.
Go for the bee, by the way! I want to see how this knits up and I can’t bring myself to cast on.
Congratulations on completing the coat. I mean, a COAT! I can’t wait to see modeled shots when the weather permits.
And if I were picking shawl patterns, I’d opt for the Bee, but only because I’m not a bobble fan.
Fabulousness!! And completely finished, too! The hex has been lifted. ; )
Wow! With a capital W! It looks gorgeous. I’ve had my eye on this pattern, but All. That. Seed. Stitch. Your FO makes it look worthwhile though. Hey, I’m going to be in NYC this weekend. Any time/interest in meeting up somewhere on Saturday or Sunday afternoon? The Point Knitting Cafe has been suggested to me, but I’m very open to all suggestions.
Ooh, that’s a keeper! It’s gorgeous!
That is a wonderful sweater – the hexagonals are great, and make the seed stitch worth the drudge. Congrats on finishing.
Beautiful coat! Just reading about you trying it on in this weather brought a hot flash here,,, LOL
And personally I prefer the Bee, I am going to knit it too.
Love that hex coat. No way in hell would I do that much seed stitch. I am most impressed with your fortitude!
crap, crap crap. i still haven’t completed a swatch. it’s goregous though.
Your Hex looks gorgeous! What a lovely Fall coat.
Simply gorgeous! Can’t wait to see it in action.
Congrats on the finished Hex coat! That’s quite an accomplishment. It’s gorgeous! I just bought the Bee shawl kit, myself.
Wowie zowie. You made the hexes so fast! It’s awesome. Don’t forget you have it, when you can finally wear it! xox Kay
Hey welcome back! Your Hex Coat is gorgeous!!! I heard the hot flash part loud and clear!!! You’ve got the right idea seaming Babette as you go, not only saves assembly time, but a little sanity too!
Oh wow, it looks gorgeous!
Very impressive! Grammy would be absolutely thrilled with your talents. Look forward to the fall modeling shot.
The coat is fabulous, but that sensory image you gave of Lopi on poolside skin- ack! Like nails on a chalkboard. Can’t wait for the modeled shots!
How did I miss this post!??? Your coat is beautiful! I love the edge.