Mysteries Abound

July 23rd, 2012

Just started a new mystery shawl from WestKnits – still on clue 1 even though clue 2 has been released. Taking my time with this one. Interesting construction so far.

The Summer Solistice Mystery Shawl from Wendy Knits is done. Not too happy with it. Used needles recommended and had tons of yarn left over. It barely fits around my neck. May frog, use 2 needle sizes bigger and add extra rows. It’s in the time out for now. I’m so disappointed – I’ve never been disappointed with any Wendy Knits pattern, but there’s a first time for everything I guess.

I got sidetracked by the Marin Shawl by Ysolda Teague. Beautiful construction and fun to knit!

I just blocked 2 shawls – the Sangria Shawlette and the Secret of Change Shawl. Hopefully they will dry quickly. Photos coming soon. Here’s a teaser:

Happy Knitting!

Mystery Shawl Time

June 21st, 2012

So it’s time for another WendyKnits Summer Mystery Shawl.

Yarn dyed just for this project:

First Clue:

 

Yarn Dyeing

June 19th, 2012

So I’m still knitting, crocheting and designing. Yes, it’s been a while since posting.  So what have I been up to?

I’ve been playing around with dyeing yarn! This is a sampling from Holiday presents for Knitting Central Staff.

 

Loved how beautiful these skeins turned out. I used one color for each, and over dyed to get the semi-solid effect.

Here’s a sampling of the projects I’ve been knitting/crocheting:

  

  

  

 

Alpaca Lace Cloud Scarf

July 29th, 2010

This lace scarf is so light and airy it feels as if there is a cloud around your neck! The lace repeat is simple, and allows the beauty of the yarn to shine through!

Knit with Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine [50% Peruvian Wool, 20% Super Fine Alpaca, 30% Nylon, 433 yds 100g ball]; 1 skein; or 433 yds fingering weight yarn on size 4 needles with a gauge of 6  sts per inch before blocking.

Ravelry people can see the pattern here.

$5.00

Introducing Wavy Lace Socks

September 1st, 2008

 

You’ ll have a fun time knitting these toe-up socks as the lace
waves up the foot and leg in an hourglass shape! For the
adventurous knitter, these socks are much simpler than they
appear!

 

 

Knit in Shibuiknits Sock with a gauge of 7 sts per inch on size 2 needles.

 

 

$ 5.00