10/6/07

Ruby


I finally finished Ruby, which should've been completed sooner, but I got wrapped up in sewing. Well, after hearing so much about Elsebeth Lavold's Hempathy, I decided to use it for Ruby. This project was great and Saunshines' pattern was well written. However, I did deviate from the pattern a little, instead of st. st. I opted for garter throughout, because the pattern was clear I was able to complete the project without any hitches.

In my research I learned that Hempathy is a natural fiber derived from beech wood and I must say it has a beautiful drape and feel. Its a two-ply yarn that does split a bit, but with sharp needles it can be avoided. I guess the combination of cotton and modal lends to its softness and elasticity and also read somewhere that Hemp can endure numerous washing and wearing and with each washing it becomes softer. Love those properties....lol

Project: Ruby by Saunshine
Hempathy Fiber Content: 41% Cotton, 34% Hemp, 25% Modal, 153 yards
Used: 4 Balls
Needles: Size 4
Purchased Yarn: http://www.yarnandfiber.com/
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner




PS. In going through my past projects I came across this vest... which was crocheted in October 2006... isn't it funny that a year ago I crocheted a vest along the same schematics as Ruby...lol

20 comments:

Adrienne said...

Very cute. Sewing does keep you from knitting! LOL Don't ask how I know! LOL

Karen said...

Your top is awesome, great job!

Mimi said...

I love the color and style!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Very cute! I love the color!

Deneen said...

Sexy~!

Virtuous said...

You look wonderful in it!

I must try this hempathy that I have been hearing so much about!

Sheila said...

Happy Sunday All and Thank You. I enjoyed working with Hempathy, and would love to use it for a shawl, I think it would work up beautifully. This is my second time working with Elsebeth Lavold's yarn I used Silky-Wool to make a tank and her yarn is just great. Its listed as a dk to light worsted-weight yarn, but it appears more of a sport weight yarn ;0 and you get a quite a bit per ball.

Cas... said...

Very cute! I love the crocheted look a like too!

Tany said...

What a great looking top and that color suits you so well!

del said...

I love Ruby. I don't know why I haven't knitted up Ruby yet but yours looks fantastic on you. Great job!

PAJNSTL said...

That's cute!

Valerie said...

What an awesome project! You look amazing in it dear!

Knitaholictoo said...

It looks fabulous on you! Crochet version, wow! Great minds think alike!

anna said...

we all work in cycles! :-D i'm loving that vest, looks beautiful against your skin. you go!

Wanda Kay said...

They both are lovely, but have to admit I love the color of the 1 you made last year.

Cheryl Wray said...

SO pretty!!

gold said...

Love it!!Looks great on you!I have been in a crocheting mood and haven't sewn anything in while.I guess we all have our mood swings!!HAHA

gina said...

That is a beautiful top and I can't beleive you discovered another like it in your collection. That hempathy looks great, too.

gina said...

PS i love the polkadot fabric!

Brown English Muffin said...

Oh wow I love love love the pink one!

Hey I noticed it said you location was Long Island?