Sunday, July 26, 2009

My latest HEADACHE Shawl!!!

My friend, Cally, is a very experienced lace knitter, she is really a natural when it comes to lace, and I have been working on a KAL Shawl called "Gail Nightsongs". I suggest to anyone reading this, as well as their friends and friends friends, to NOT make this shawl. While it is simply gorgeous, it is equally confusing and difficult!

I would have given up many times on this project had it not been for my slave driving friend! She has been figuring out the very poorly written pattern the whole way, and now is working on her edges. I am fortunate enough to be able to glean from her hard work and just knit whatever she tells me will work. LOL Even with that being the case I have made too many mistakes for my liking, but I will persevere and someday finish this blasted shawl, or I will die trying.

I must offer my most sincere thanks to Cally as she carries most of the headache for me to be able to do this shawl. :)

Sorry about the poor pictures, the shawl is not big enough to really get a good photo. Also I believe the varigated yarn does not help, I have posted a picture of it with filtered sun so you are able to see the true colors of my yarn.

Yarn is Panda Silk made by Crystal Palace and may be purchased at Daily Fiber Yarn. I am intending to use 3 skeins.

Baby Girl Sweater Finished!

I am finally finished, I have even woven in the ends on this beautiful little sweater. The pattern is so simple and turns out lovely. I will be shipping it off to my friend for his new little girl.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Ruffled Rose Scarf

Some of my friends and I are working on a group KAL project together, we selected a beautiful ruffled rose scarf pattern we saw at our local yarn shop, Daily Fiber Yarn Company. We are using the Berrocco Vintage Wool yarns in green and natural white and ONline Linie 194 Solo Ruffle Yarn in Red. The pattern is very simple and the results are stunning. Here is my progress so far.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Baby Girl 's Sweater

I have a friend whose first baby girl was born on July 4th of this year, I have been working on a sweater for her. I used the softest yarn I have ever felt, it is made by Plymouth Yarn.

It is Baby Alpaca Worsted Paint, total luxury and can be purchased through WEBS online.

You must check out the Webs site, you will find the most amazing deals on yarns, as well as patterns for knitting and crocheting.

This sweater is such an easy pattern as it has NO seaming...yeah! It is an easy knit item and I can even knit on it at my group without having to go home and tear out mistakes made due to my chatting with my friends. : ) The cable is so easy and really is lovely when it is completed.

I think I am going to try to modify this pattern for an adult size. I really love the yarn and the pattern of this sweater.

More to come soon when I am finished with this item.


I am finally posting pictures of my finished wrap made from the various yarns that I posted about previously. It turned out fairly well, is a bit bright which is perfect for cooler summer evenings and is soooo soft! I need to find a brooch for this wrap, so I will keep my eyes open at the Thrift and Antique Shops I visit.