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Tres Chic Veronique


Pam and the Swallowtail Shawl!

Edited to Add: How could I forget? A big thanks to Gleek for helping me with fixing up my blog! I kind of jumped into the new template and clicked "post" even though there were still some issues. So if the comments look good, if the sidebar items are all lined up, it's thanks to her!

OK, I have to admit I've been holding out on you a little... I recently added a new project to my sidebar, when in fact, I've already knitted both fronts. See?

This is Pam, from the discontinued Rowan 30, by Debbie Bliss. I'm making Pam out of Grignasco's MerinoGold, which I bought at the Yarn Riot last year. Now, I know, I originally wanted to use that yarn for the Vogue Knitting Retro Sweater which I had tried on at the Point... But there wasn't enough yarn for that project, and the next thing you know, I'd seen a picture of the lovely Pam and I was casting on. Yes, I know, I have no filter when it comes to knitting. (I also cast on for 2 scarves, but that's for another post). I still want to make the Retro Sweater though. Maybe with the Soft Wool from Habu...
I can tell you what tipped the scale from Retro to Pam: Vs! I feel like I have my initials all over this cardigan, hee!

And there's another thing that I've been holding out on: I finished the Swallowtail Shawl last week! Originally, there was some miscalculating . I was told that I had 2 weeks until the wedding, when in fact, there were 3 entire weeks. Phew! Nonetheless, I knitted it in 2 weeks... Considering that I had a hard time meeting deadlines in high school and college, I'm secretly pleased about being so grown up all of a sudden. (When did this happen?). Anyway, it will be gifted to the bride this weekend, so I'm deliberatly posting a not-so-great picture. More pics after the wedding!

Speaking of which, did I tell you I'm making the wedding cupcakes? The bride and groom requested carrot cake cupcakes, not too sweet. Oh, I had such fun scouring the internet for the perfect recipe. And I found 2! I'll share: carrot orange cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and candied orange peel nest and carrot ginger cucpcakes with cream cheese frosting and candied carrot sprinkles, both from the fantastic Chockylit. Did you know she has an entire blog devoted to cupcakes? Yum. Drool.

By Veronique
On Thursday, October 05, 2006
At 10/05/2006 11:50:00 AM