Monday, May 28, 2007


Swallowtail is finished! We went to the Missouri Botanical Garden today for a few pictures. They're on my Ravelry page now and will be posted to my blog tomorrow.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Swallowtail Blocking

If you're wondering what the pink strings are for, read the blog post about blocking this shawl. Pretty shawl blocking pr0n too!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007


I'm in heaven!

There are more pictures on my blog.

--The Purloined Letter

Arctic Diamonds Stole

I have finally finished my Arctic Diamonds Stole designed by Donna Druchunas from IK winter 2006. I knit her out of Davidson hand-dyed yarn I bought at the Maryland Sheep and Wool. Instead of 5 pattern repeats I did 6 to make her a little longer. She is about 26"x 66" which is a good length for me. More Pictures over at my blog.

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Monday, May 21, 2007

Nupps Work-around

Swallowtail is coming along quickly. At least, until the nupps part. Purling 5 together is not fun. The first one took me over 15 minutes. I did some googling and found a few alternatives. At first I tried purling 2, purling 3, and passing the p2 stitch over. It looked loose to me. So then I tried passing the stitches back to the left needle and purling those together. That seems to be working. Just a few more and I can start the edging!

Let me know if you've had nupp issues at Random Acts of Knitting. If you've done the p7tog on Madli's Shawl, I will be very, very impressed.

First Lace Shawl

I am working on my first lace shawl. Here is a picture of what it will look like finished-I am only one ball in so far. The pattern is N1090 from Naturally and I am using their new yarn Dawn-a wool and silk blend.

I have a question for all of you experts-where do you join a new ball? Do you do it at the end or in the middle of the row?

'Ocean Waves' and 'Carmen'

I haven't finished a lace shawl for ages. This is my latest design and I've called it 'Ocean Waves'. It's knitted in Posh Yarn's Emily and I used 2 skeins (730 yards) on 4mm needles.

I love the way it's turned out although looking at the photo I think the 2nd skein had less purple bits in it than the first.

The pattern is availabe on my blog.

Alsofinished 'Carmen' recently (in April I think) but don't remember if I posted a pic of it on ehre so I'm doing it now (sorry if I've repeated it). This is knitted in Posh as well, Sophia 4ply which is 100% cashmere which makes it ever so soft and I used 800 yards.


Sunday, May 20, 2007

My latest work

I haven't been working on the diamond shawl I posted about before, I'm not really sure where it ran off to. I have been doing lots of lace knitting though! Here are two Spring Things Shawls that I've done. One for my mom and one is mine. I did beads instead of the nupps the pattern calls for. The yarn is zephyr wool silk, one emerald and one teal.

Also on the needles is this lace wings shawl that I'm loving. It's a very easy pattern. It pretty much stays the same all the way through, but not only do you increase stitches, you increase needle size as you go so it gets lacier at the bottom. The yarn is some hand-dyed from a friend's etsy store.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

help with Rona Lace Shawl

Hello. I'm knitting Rona Lace Shawl, and I need help. I'm stuck with row 38. I know KnitPicks posted its errata, but I'm still stuck where they wrote:

(note, the first yo into which the KP is worked is followed by KB - then work a P&K). If you do not reverse the order, from KP to P&K, the ribbed design will not come out right. Keep on doing so through the 46th round). …

any ideas? Am I supposed to reorder the KP-KB-P&K into P&K-KB-KP for the rest of the row?
For the next rows as well until 46th?

This is very confusing to me.
any help on this would be very much appreciated



Friday, May 11, 2007

Swallowtail Begins

I am so in love with this project. The yarn, Seasilk, is heavenly. The pattern, Swallowtail Shawl from IK F'06 is easy. The result, well, I want it finished soon so I can wear it, but I'll be disappointed to finish it too. (Of course, I haven't gotten to the nupps yet, so we'll see how I feel at that point.) Updates on Random Acts of Knitting and my Ravelry page (Jenn).

Monday, May 07, 2007

Lace and Introduction

Hi Everyone,

My name is Colette and I have been lurking for a long time. I love looking at everyone’s beautiful creations but have yet to post anything. However, now I finally have a finished object to show. It is my first original design and I am extremely proud of it.

Pattern: Merilyn’s Stole – My own design using patterns from Heirloom Knitting by Sharon Miller
Yarn: CoulourMartUK 2/28 Cashmere Silk in Polka Dot – approx. 70g (1500m)
Needles: Aero 2.5mm straight needles
Started: April 14, 2007
Finished: May 3rd, 2007

For more details check out my blog.

Happy knitting