It’s About Time-AKA Tequila Sunrise

I actually finished something today. I am so freaking excited that I can’t wait for it to dry for a proper photo shoot. I’ll add one later once it’s unpinned, but here it is.

The pattern name is Morning Glory, and I called it Froot Loops for a long time, since that was the yarn color name. However, this is a dead ringer for a Tequila Sunrise, so that’s what I will call it from now on.

7/7/14: Finally added the finished photo to this post.

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Project Details:

Pattern: Morning Glory, by Anne Hanson, AKA Tequila Sunrise
Yarn: Brooks Farm Harmony, color Froot Loops. This is a discontinued yarn, so there will never be another one exactly like this. This is a two ply DK weight, with one ply a 50-50 wool-silk blend, and the 2nd ply is mohair. It has a great shine.
Needles: 4.5mm Holz & Stein ebony circulars
Started: May 5th, 2009. I know, this should be quite embarrassing.
Finished: Today, 4/25/14
For: Me!

What I Learned: Knit Companion makes things go much faster. OK, I guess I already knew that. The charts for these aren’t terribly difficult, but especially in that big middle section, the pattern repeat shifts all over the place on every single row. Using stitch markers in between repeats was impossible. I used a marker on each end to mark the borders, but otherwise just went commando. This languished in the UFO pile until I finally put the charts into KC, then I sailed right along.

I was a bit concerned about the grafting bit. This is knit from each end in two halves then grafted together in the middle. It’s actually just like a humongous sock, once you get started. Here are a couple of photos.

Getting ready:

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And in progress:

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I have about 240 yards of the yarn left, so there might be mitts in my future. I was going to knit another pattern repeat on each half, but it’s plenty long enough already, and I just needed this to be DONE. I promised I was going to finish something before I knit with that pretty Ruby Slipper mohair lace. Remember that stuff?

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I need to do a swatch, but I think it is going to become this:

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The pattern is Cathedral, by Birgit Freyer. I’ll report back when the swatch is done.

Last but not least, here’s your Eagles/Tequila Sunrise fix.

Comments

It’s About Time-AKA Tequila Sunrise — 12 Comments

  1. As always, you crack me up while I admire, nay jealous, of some of these finished pieces!

  2. Congrats!!! It’s always a great feeling to finish such a consoles and huge project! Want to come help me finish some of my Montessori projects?? 😉

  3. Isn’t it nice to finish something for yourself?! I like the Ruby Slipper color way. Reds are my favorite.

  4. Lorette – it’s gorgeous! I love this shape and hope to see your famous pose wearing it when its done being blocked.

    Love the red color you chose for the next project. It looks so good on you.

  5. ooh, that Cathedral shawl has me drooling, going yo be stunning in your yarn you have. Sounds like Tequila was a challenge.

  6. I dunno. I dreamed about Tequila Sunrises all night the other night and I don’t even like the cocktail!! Thanks heaps. LOL

    Congratulations on another FO. Looks like quite the challenge; I admire your discipline.

    IMNSHO, the Cathedral shawl pattern is perfect for your red lace yarn! I can imagine it will be rather challenging (I find all lace patterns challenging these days) but I am sure you will plow through and end up with another gorgeous piece. More power to ya!

  7. So pretty! You’re going to have make a tequila sunrise cocktail once it’s off the blocking mats & model it for us! Have you seen “Foolproof” by Louise Zass-Bangham on Ravelry? It’s gorgeous, too!!