FO Friday: Wrenna

I told you I had Wrenna finished, but that you’d have to wait for FO pictures. Well, I wore the sweater for the first time on Mother’s Day (thank goodness it wasn’t too warm!) and have pictures as a result.

finished Wrenna

Here is Wrenna!

This is supposed to be a top that only laces down from the top to a little below the bust, but I blocked it a little too aggressively for that. Completely accidentally. I was opening up the lace and making sure it would fit me, and when I put it on laced as designed, the bottom flared way too much to be flattering in such a heavy fabric. (I like the fabric, don’t get me wring. But knitting with super bulky weight yarn makes a heavy fabric, even when using huge needles.)

Wrenna back

So instead I laced it up, from the bottom all the way to the top. And I think it looks better this way.

Wrenna was a very quick knit, and I would happily make another one. Possible one for my sister for her birthday or something. Especially if I’m running late and need a present and only have a week to make one.  ;)

And the yarn! Malabrigo didn’t disappoint. I loved knitting with this yarn. And I have a whole skein leftover… I have no idea what I’ll make with it, but it will be something yummy, that’s for sure.

Wrenna close up

The Specs: (my Ravelry project page)

Pattern: Wrenna from French Girl Knits
Designer: Kristeen Griffin-Grimes
Yarn: Malabrigo Rasta
Needles: US 17
Start – End Dates: April 14 – 19, 2012
Mods: just in the way I laced it

WiP Weds: Wrenna

I wasn’t sure if I was going to have anything to show you for the WIP post today. I’ve been doing a lot of knitting, but I almost thought I would be done with the project I was working on… which would make it an FO, and not WIP.

Anyway, I didn’t finish it yet, so here is Wrenna!

Wrens begins

This is a cute sweater made published in French Girl Knits, knit from chunky yarn (in this case, Malabrigo Rasta). I’m really enjoying working on it! The yarn is soft and squishy and easy to knit, even though it’s a singles yarn. (If I was using really pointy needles, though, it would probably be a pain. Luckily I am using needles with only a moderate point.)

Half Wrenna

I’d guess I’m about halfway done with it. I would also guess that I’ll be done with it by the end of this weekend. (Maybe sooner, depending on how much time I spend with it.) But I’m this far now, and I only started it on Saturday. Ah, the wonders of chunky yarn and a size US 17 needle!