Sunday, April 29, 2012

Shawls 4 and 5

Shawls number 4 and 5 for 2012 are finished. Number 6 is almost done.

This was a test knit for Kimberly Gintar. The pattern had already been published in a small size, but she wanted to enlarge the length of the lace, so I tested the large one.
Pattern: Blue Ivy available for purchase on Ravelry.
Yarn: Three Irish Girls Adorn Sock. Used about 1 1/2 skeins.
Needles: US 4/3.5 mm
I have worn this shawl twice and received many compliments on it. It was fun to knit and fun to wear as it pretty much stays around the shoulders. It is knit from the bottom-cast on 341 stitches, work the lace and shape with stockinette short rows.

This one was a fast knit. It was garter stitch done with all purls so wasn't as enjoyable as if it would have been all knit. I did change the edge stitches as when I did them the way the pattern said, I got little knots on one edge. So I knit the last stitch of every row and slipped as if to purl with yarn in front the first stitch of every row.
Pattern: Caliz by Rosemary Hill.
Yarn: a local yarn which I don't know where I got. I thought it was Yarnover, but didn't see it there yesterday. Maybe it was Shepherd's Harvest. It was lovely yarn called Silk Road North Woods Voodoo and is 80% merino and 20% cashmere. It isn't even on Ravelry.
Needles: US # 6/ 4.0 mm

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Monday, April 16, 2012


My daughter saw a pin with this abbreviation and definition and told her sister that it described me. Can't imagine where she gets that idea! (Stash Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy) The mailman has been busy again delivering those wonderful packages of yarn. (And most of the April shipments haven't come yet!)

Cookie A Sock Club April

Soctopus/Knit-Love Club March

Space Cadet Mini Skein Club

Yarnista (Three Irish Girls)
This color is French Quarter. It definitely will not be the socks in the picture.

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Shop Hop

This weekend the Twin Cities had their annual Shop Hop. I usually don't do much, but this year I did get to 6 of the shops. I took a few pictures, but not all. I bought only at 2 shops. Here is the results:

This was the display at Crafty Planet. Dawn, the owner/dyer for Propaganda is a friend of mine and we went here together. The pictures don't show the true beauty of the yarn.

Each shop had a different country for a theme. Crafty Planet was Russia and 3 Kittens was Sweden. I loved these colors and the pattern which was designed by another friend of mine.

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Beaded Lace Shawl

Beaded Lace Shawl by Candace Eisner Strick from Vogue Knitting, Winter 2011/2012

Yarn: Marion Foale 3 ply wool
Needles: US #6
Size 6/0 Beads applied with crochet hook

This was a fun knit. A good one for beginning lace knitters and beading.

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Monday, April 02, 2012

Yarn Catch Up

I've been negligent about keeping up with the blog and showing my new yarn club arrivals, so here's one long post of the yarn that has arrived in my mail box since the first of the year.

Abstract Fiber February

The little bag in the middle is a bag of beads.

Cookie A, February.
The cookies are a spicy chocolate. Easy to make and good if you like a little kick to your sweets.

Goddess Shawlette Club January

Goddess Shawlette Club March

Propaganda Yarns Zombie Club April

Propaganda Zombie Club February
This is my pattern!

Socktopus January 2012

Space Cadet February 2012

Twisted March 2012

Yarnista (Three Irish Girls) January 2012

You can see I never do anything half-heartedly! Now, if I would take the time to organize all my yarns.

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