Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Have No Fear...

I will be back with a new and improved blog design in a few days!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Yellow Summer

On Wednesday night my Mirasol Qina arrived in the mail and I immediately started my Summer Flies Shawl. The pattern is really well written with easy to remember repeats, but I wouldn't exactly call it mindless knitting as every row has written instructions. I got pretty far but on Thursday I started the ruffled edge.... Geesh! The number of stitches doubled and by the time I cast off last night my hands were begging for a break. I could hardly wait to get up this morning to check on it and I couldn't be any happier! I love love love this yarn/pattern combo! I really like the "sampler" quality of the pattern and it gives the knitter an opportunity to show off different techniques without being too overwhelming. I considered not doing the picot edge but it really sets off the ruffle and I'm not too sure it would have been the same without it.

I have been so flattered by all the lovely comments on Rav-they have made me blush big time!

This afternoon I also worked on a woven scarf for Phillip. A few days ago I realized I had yet to reward him for my gifted Cricket so I grabbed some Knitpicks Swish from my stash and in a few hours finished his
Husband Scarf.

I now have 9 projects for the year and we're not even out of January yet! In the coming days (once my hands have been given a much needed rest) I am looking forward to starting my Daybreak Shawl, designed by Stephen West. I began working on a Boneyard Shawl by him and the pattern seems to be going well. It is similiar to the Simple Things Shawl a few posts back though, so I have put it in the knitting bag to gather dust until I am ready to get back into the yarn over-shawl game. I am also interested in starting the Cedar Leaf Shawlette with the lovely Bergere Alpaga I was gifted on Christmas.

Lots to think about, lots to plan and lots to knit!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Thanks to a coworker who wanted to thank me for winding up her yarn (and the day off from work), I have a new infinity scarf... and more importantly, another project for my 52!
It was made with Knitpicks City Tweed DK. The warp is 2, 2, and the weft is plum. It worked up really quickly--maybe an hour and a half.
Yay for quick (and free!) projects!