The husband is going out of town this weekend, so I woke up early this morning to try to capture the Ribby Shell in the natural light. It was a moderately successful venture. My photographer didn’t have to work this morning, so he was a bit slow getting out of bed and a bit impatient with my directing. 🙂 But, I think we captured some pictures that show the “ribby” in the Ribby Shell.
To see the shell up close, click here. I used Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in Cavern and loved working with this yarn. As for the pattern, this is a Bonne Marie Combination. Her patterns are such a great resource! For the neckline, I just consulted a few v-neck patterns and used what I learned. The only thing I would change about this shell is how I did the shoulder shaping. I used short row shaping and with the ribbing you can see my wraps, so that was probably not the best way to go. But, it is one of those things that doesn’t “break it” for me and that I don’t think anyone else would really notice, so I think I’ll leave it. I’m hoping it will relax a bit after a few washes. Oh, and just to tell you how warm it already is here in Houston, it is getting it’s debut today! We’re expecting a high of 75 and I was comfortable outside in it during my “photo shoot” so I figured it was worth a shot. Well, I’m looking forward to a weekend of homework (two papers and two presentations due next week) and packing (only about halfway there). Hopefully I can squeeze some knitting in there somewhere. Have a great one!
Looks great! Terrific job you did and way to go on combining patterns and making it your own!
yup still is great looking, like something I would actually wear!
Braver than I am in combining patterns too 🙂 Did you write it down….
Wow, it looks so great! I am so impressed…nice of the hubby to get up with ya and take the pic. By the way..I am SO jealous of your weather…I am ready for summer! It was 65 here yesterday and I was so happy…but it got chilly again today.
Sarah, that looks fabulous on you! You did a very professional job. I love it!
wow!!! awesome shell, sarah!! you should send a pic to bonne marie. she’d be so honored. happy packing and moving!!!!
Praise from me, too. Looks like a perfect fit! Good show!
WOWIE!!! You did such a beautiful job, Sarah! What lovely pictures, too!
Wow, the shell came out beautifully! Suits you to a tee. Really gorgeous! Congrats. I’ll have to give that cotton fleece a try – it looks like it knits up nicely.