Sunday, July 4, 2010

Sunshine and Shadows

kind of sums up how things have been going lately. knitting moving along slowly--have two shawls in the works: another Evelyn A. Clark pattern and a second La Cumparsita. its all the brain can handle right now.

below are a few shots of the wonderful Ann wearing the Sunshine and Shadows Shawl. probably my quickest knit--only a week. and i probably could've finished it sooner if i spent more time on it. details:

pattern: Sunshine and Shadows in "Knitting Lace Triangles" by Evelyn A. Clark
yarn: Rowan Kidsilk Haze (barely 2 skeins)in colorway "Mist"
needles: Addi Turbo Lace US6

more to come soon...there's lots of things happening!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Finished Projects

EZ 100th Anniversary Pi Shawl
hopefully this is a better picture of the Elizabeth Zimmerman 100th Anniversary Pi Shawl. and yes, that is me.

La Cumparsita

and this is La Cumparsita.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Where Am I?

so the knitting is trudging along...lots of little projects that fly away quickly. lack of a decent camera is an issue too. all the professional looking photos i see are pretty intimidating. all i have is my camera phone--such a shame when there's a photographer in the house--but i won't get into that here. anyhoo, here are a few things i've been up to:

Pattern: EZ 100th Anniversary Pi Shawl on Ravelry
yarn: Malabrigo Laceweight, colorway #152 Tiger Lily; 2.25 skeins
needles: Addi Lace US 6

ezshawl3detail of edging

approximately 3 weeks commuting/waiting time. Very simple, quick mindless knit. and very enjoyable. for the Elizabeth Zimmerman (EZ) fans, the appeal was the stitch pattern count 8-9-10 --her birthday!! i that that was pretty clever on the designer's part and a nice tribute. it was also my first time knitting with Malabrigo, which was also very nice. very soft, almost like cashmere. hopefully i'll have a person model it soon.

this next shawl is La Cumparsita also found on Ravelry Written by Marnie MacLean, la cumparsita is a form of tango. i really enjoyed the motion of the stitches while knitting this so its definitely named well!

yarn: KnitPicks Palette in Merlot Heather, approx 3 skeins
needles: crystal palace bamboo US7

lacumparsita1detail of edging.

i recently treated myself to a birthday present by purchasing Sharon Miller's The Wedding Ring Shawl and The Princess Shawl. i've been eyeing these patterns for quite some time and finally decided to get them, as now, more than ever, completing even one will have significant meaning in my life right now. the service was quick and efficient and the patterns came with samples of their gossamer yarns--enough to make a swatch. funny that i should buy these when i have yet to attempt the Neiblings that i have.

i'm also working my way thru Evelyn A. Clark's Knitting Lace Triangles i think it's a really neat self study in understanding the fundamental elements of designing a triangular shawl.

so that's where i'm at.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Blogger Interrupted....

seems life really gets in the way of blogging. i try. i really do try. but there are times when i don't think it really matters since there are some really great crafting blogs out there. anyhoo, no more promises...i'll blog when i can blog. besides, there are so many wonderful crafters out there, i don't think my bits are missed. :-)

there HAS been some knitting...most of the projects were gifted as soon as they came off the needles.

Pattern: Modern Log Cabin Blanket
yarn: teal/turqoise- Ultra Alpaca (doubled); all other colors Cascade Ecological Wool
needles: Addi Turbo size 8

i have 2 1/2 panels left--according to the pattern sequence they will be in the alpaca and light grey. this will be a comfort blanket for a friend who is battling cancer. i planned to have a flannel backing attached.

so yeah, that's what i'm working on now.