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June 27, 2013

From Susan — Dual Personality

Filed under: Updates — lv2knit @ 7:34 am

We all know the most famous split personality: Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde…that is what I call my latest FO.  Do you want to go to the dark side or into the light??  YOU decide!

This is my Gradient Cowl — it is like getting two cowls in one!  I used 4 skeins of Shibui Silk Cloud, colors Clay, Honey, Grounds and Mineral:

From Left to Right above: Honey-Clay-Honey-Grounds-Mineral

It is as soft as the underbelly of a baby bunny and really nice on the shoulders when the air conditioning is set too cold!  I also want to make a blue –> green version.  It is really nice…except for grafting seed stitch with 3 strands of mohair.  Did not turn out well.

Update on World War Z — fantastic!  L O V E D it.  So scary, so realistic, great zombies, lots of action, great story line.  It did not seem very much like the book, but that’s okay I guess.  My adolescent male self rated it an A+!!!



  1. I like it a lot!

    Comment by surly — June 27, 2013 @ 6:22 pm

  2. geez, THANKS ALOT! Now I want to knit this!!
    I’m going to dig thru the stash tomorrow and see if I have anything to start with……… I don’t have to buy ALL the yarn for this. And I just said yesterday “I don’t NEED to buy any more yarn!!”

    It’s gorgeous!

    Comment by Sue J — June 27, 2013 @ 11:41 pm

  3. As with everything you make, this is just gorgeous!

    Comment by pkett — June 28, 2013 @ 11:08 am

  4. Did you only use four skeins or six skeins? The cowl is beautiful and you always make it so tempting to start another project. Thank you for the inspiration.

    Comment by Nancy — June 28, 2013 @ 8:23 pm

  5. Have to finish the book before seeing the movie! Jealous! But I was in the middle of a different book…

    The cowl is lovely!

    Comment by Lisle — June 30, 2013 @ 8:02 pm

  6. Took me four times to get happy with my grafting and then I discovered that I had made a half-twist and turned it into a mobius. Oh well. The grafting was too good to undo, so mobius it is. I think your color choice was inspired. I’m on my second. Can I say ADDICTIVE? Also EXPENSIVE.

    Comment by Betty — July 2, 2013 @ 9:49 am

  7. I was at Knit Purl in Portland last week and tried on the small size Gradiant after seeing yours.

    Love at first sight!!

    I bought Silk Cloud in Camel, Flazen, Bordeaux and Raspberry —- then, for good measure, I picked up some

    Ash, Apple, Cascade and UV (“cause I’m just a girl who can’t say no”)

    We are going on a backpacking trip in a few weeks and I need some ‘carry along knitting’ that does not weigh me down.

    Thanks for the inspiration!!!!

    Comment by Kath — July 3, 2013 @ 4:02 pm

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