Monday, July 13, 2009
FO: Celtic Icon
Pattern: Celtic Icon (Ravelry link) by Fiona Ellis from Inspired Cable Knits
Yarn: 8 skeins Shelridge Farm Soft Touch DKW
Needles: US 5 circular
Started: May 1, 2009
Finished: July 11, 2009
Comments: The original pattern is a done up in two colors and with Shelridge wool and cotton blend. I didn't care for the feel of that added cotton and choose the 100 percent wool in a robins egg blue instead.
Besides for my yarn choice I had no other modifications. I did find that the pattern was a bit finicky in the construction. The project is built with the idea that there are different color sections and had I taken some time to figure those sections out, I could have avoided some needless seeming issues.
The zipper was purchased from ZipperStop after I had seemed the pieces and was able to get a good measure. I chose to go with another 2-ending zipper as I love being able to keep my garments closed without stretching out the hip section and added ease for pockets.
I've been on the search of different photo shoot locations to get some proper Finished shots. I've scoped out this gorgeous rustic red barn that just screams perfect... unfortunately I believe there are residences on the property.
I don't think it would be ideal for me to wind up locked up on trespassing charges;) yet I sooooooo totally wanted to take pictures there. sigh.