Last Friday I joined many many other knitters in the mystery shawl KAL by Stephen West. The pattern is called Rockefeller, and last Friday was the release of clue number one. This is the first time I have participated in a knit along and a mystery pattern, and I am loving it! I have really enjoyed reading the message boards and looking at everyone’s color choices. I agonized over color choices (since I do not actually know what the shawl will look like when finished), and I’m still not convinced I have chosen correctly. It is really difficult to photograph the malabrigo yarn I have chosen because it changes with the light, it is called Turner. Originally it looked more green, but in most of the pictures I have taken it looks more yellow. Very dramatic looking, we will see how it all comes together. This is my project so far at the end of clue one, next clue comes out Friday!
I’ve been hanging onto this Ella Rae yarn for awhile now. I bought it probably a year ago and immediately decided that I would use it to make Annis, but I did not cast on until a few weeks ago. Not sure what I was waiting for, it was a really fast and enjoyable knit. The only part I wasn’t overly thrilled with was the nupps as they can be quite fussy, but now that they are done I am happy with how they look. This yarn and pattern combination resulted in a beautiful light weight summery shawl, so delicate and soft. I was a little worried that it would be too floppy when I finished, but once blocked it was perfect. So happy with it:)
details on my ravelry project page
This is a little sweater I came across in a storage bag of special baby clothes that I have held onto. I made it about 6 years ago for my daughter,and I love this little sweater. It is the Nordic Snowflake Pullover from Knitting for Baby written by Melanie Falick and Kristen Nicholas. You might be wondering why I am pulling this out now after six years, well because this was pre-ravelry and pre-blog so it has never been properly documented. Not that I can remember all the details, but I am almost positive that I used cascade 220 for the yarn, just don’t ask me needle size because I haven’t a clue.
So now it has a special little place other than my closet where it can be preserved forever:)
Finally I have finished sweet Lyvi’s blanket, and she has arrived! Actually it was delivered to her a few weeks ago and her mama says that she is enjoying it immensely. I am really happy with how it turned out and with the yarn I chose.
The yarn is cool wool by Elizabeth Lavoid, details are on my Ravelry page.
The part I think I ended up being most excited about was the border. I used Lucy’s pattern from Attic 24 candle trim. I love the way it turned out. It is colorful, flowery, whimsical, and warm…everything that reminds me of Lyvi’s mama who has been one of my best friends for over 20 years. She is an amazing woman and Lyvi is one lucky baby.
Well it has been awhile. Life has been moving at light speed, but fortunately I have still been finding time to knit and crochet. February 13th was my mama’s birthday and I completed her gift a week ahead of schedule! (if you know me then you know that I am usually the queen of last minute). I think she liked it…she doesn’t typically sport shawls or scarfs but her favorite color is purple and she does appreciate handmade art.
The pattern is called sugared violets, details can be found here. The pattern was lovely to knit and it worked up really quickly. The yarn and pattern combination created a light shawl/scarf that works year round I think…of course the color reminds me of spring. I think it will work well when there is a little chill in the air on spring mornings.
I can finally post this finished project that was a Christmas gift for my little sister. The pattern is Queen Anne’s Lace Scarf. I LOVE this pattern. It was fun, fast, and fabulous:) Seriously, instant gratification. The yarn is mochi plus rainbow.
I added a funky little button at one end so that she could double it and wear it as a neck warmer (like I am wearing it), or she can wear it as a single and button it in any of the holes created by the lace. I am really happy I added the button. I think it makes it a little more versatile. Doubled it is cozy and warm and as a single it functions more as a fun accessory.
Anyway, she says that she loves it and has been wearing it often so yay, mission accomplished:)
Find it on my ravelry page here.
So I have several wips that I am working on….. Some of them have been in cozy hibernation for almost a year (or more), but when I saw sugared violets I knew It would be perfect. Perfect for my mom’s birthday on February 13th. This will be for her done in her favorite color purple. Hopefully she will love it. As soon as I finish it I am vowing to plow through some wips……unless of course I happen to get “distracted” again./em>