Thursday, June 28, 2007

Seraphim Shawl

I've been trying to clear up some of my WIPs in anticipation of MS3, which begins tomorrow. With that in mind, I finished working on and blocked my Seraphim Shawl last night. I know that some people don't think variegated yarns work well with lace, but I think this is one case where that is not true. The very subtly colored yarn worked wonderfully with the design, and I love the result.

Pattern: Seraphim by Miriam FeltonYarn: Knitpicks Bare, dyed by moi
Size: 79.5in wide by 38 in deep
Needles: 3.75mm Knitpicks Options needles



Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Estonian Garden Shawl

I have finished my Estonian Garden Shawl, a Fiber Trends Pattern designed by Evelyn A. Clark. I knit her out of Austermann Pharao, a fingering weight cotton yarn. There are a few more pictures and more info on my blog.


Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Blue Icarus

This is my Icarus. I started it in late December, finished in May and was too lazy to block it until now.

It is big enough to wear without a shawl pin, one feathery side is 130m long.

The yarn is Posh Yarn's Cecilia, cobweb weight cashmere/silk yarn and the color is called Memories. This is first cobweb shawl I've ever knitted and I really like the airy, light feel.

More pictures on my blog

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

De-lurking with a shawl in progress

I've really enjoyed seeing everyone's work and thought it was time to share in my own. I saw this at MD Sheep and Wool and absolutely loved it! It has beads in it and beads being my other weakness, well, I had to have it. It's the Maple Leaf Shawl from Just Our Yarns:
Maple Leaf Shawl

The shawl they had at the show was in green but since it was maple leaves and being someone who grew up in New England with the changing autumn maple leaves, I chose to use their orange color way. This is the shawl after the 2nd of 6 main leaf repeats.

Finished: Rona Lace Shawl

Hi, I'm new! I joined just in time to show you my most favorite FO ever :)

It was wonderful to knit, and the constantly changing pattern kept me interested. In fact, one of the reasons I picked this pattern was that it combined various lace motifs. Y'all know how quickly I get bored. And this did not disappoint! I barely got the urge to knit something else at all, and, in fact, I had a very hard time putting it down!

The second reason I picked this particular pattern was that I thought that the flower motif would complement the bright, spring-green color of the yarn. See, I bought the yarn first -- an impulse buy. I apparently am completely incapable of resisting alpaca. It's just so soft! And the color was nice and springy (I bought this on my husband's December). And it was on sale. So, yeah. In the end, I think that the pattern and yarn worked very, very nicely together.

Plus, the color of the yarn complements my favorite dress, which has embroidery of that exact shade of green in it. And, when folded in half, the shawl is the perfect size for me to wear, measuring a little over 5 feet in diameter, or just long enough to reach my hands and cover my whole back.

I love how it looks worn. And it's warm without being at all stuffy or sweaty. I should know -- I wore it last night :)

Of course, the specs:

Pattern: Rona Lace Shawl by Anna Marie Jensen, distributed by Knit Picks
Yarn: Misti Alpaca laceweight, colorway Maize
Needles: Boye Needlemaster size 5
Crochet hook: Susan Bates size H (the pattern didn't specify, so I just picked the size that seemed closest to the size of the needles)
Notes: There are apparently mistakes in the pattern, but I didn't notice.

Because I just can't get enough, here are some detail shots:

It certainly looks nice blocked (though I couldn't, for the life of me, pin it into a nice circle, and I ruined the peaks on the edges), but it didn't look TOO bad before blocking, either, though a bit too ruffly:

I can't wait to get started on my next lace project -- whatever that might be!

Agneta: A Handsome Triangle

Here comes a Photo of my A Handsome Triangle. I'm really pleased with it but the picture doesn't make it justice. The yarn is Babyalpaca from Stäket.

Monday, June 18, 2007

VLT's Handsome Triangle done

I finished the knitting late last week, blocked it on Friday, and finally took pictures of the finished piece this morning. Though it was boring to knit, I love the results.

There are lots more pictures on my blog.

This is the last VLT shawl I'll be knitting for a little while. Next up: Melanie's Mystery Stole 3!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Shetland Triangle Finished

I've finished another of my shawls for the 2007 Summer Stash Out! Feelin' good about my progress, too.

Although this is more of a shawlette, it's definitely appropriate for a July wedding. Plus, since we're in the military, they will be having a wedding here in Europe and then again in the States. This will work as a little shawl for this one and a scarf as she gets ready for her April wedding in California. If you knew my friend Kat, you'd understand the color selection too. She is absolutely in love with pink. In fact, the shawl matched her outfit because you can invariably find her wearing pink most days of the week. Plus, she really wanted something she could wear over her hip, and this little thing will do the job well.

Pattern: Shetland Triangle Shawl from Wrap Style
Designer: Evelyn A. Clark
Yarn: Jaggerspun Zephyr in Coral (from Sarah's Yarns)
Needles: 3.75mm Addi Lace Needles (love, love, love them)
Dimensions: 42" x 20"
Next time, I may use fingering weight yarn and do more repeats. This is a light and delicate looking piece of lace. It was suggested as the only thing she wear on her wedding night, which I got a big hug for from her fiance. HE thought it was a great idea, of course!


Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Unst Stole

Hi Everyone,

I finally finished my Unst Stole. Here are the stats.

Pattern from Heirloom Knitting by Sharon Miller
Started: January 14 2007
Finished: May 29 2007
Yarn: ColourMartUK 100% silk Mauve - 2/28 – single strand : The stole used almost the whole 150g cone.
Needles: 2.00 mm Prim straight needles
Dimensions after blocking: 70 inches by 35 inches

Happy Knitting,

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Zephyr Swallowtail

I know, it's another Swallowtail - they're everywhere, but there's a good reason for that!!

I love it - specs & dets on my blog.

Back with Shetland Triangle

I took a brief break from shawl knitting after completing my Seraphim Shawl (pattern by Miriam Felton of to work on two sweaters. One is done, and I'm still at work on the other. But since I knit at night, I often need a simpler project to get me by if I have a problem I don't think I'm ready to solve. So for this reason, I decided to restart with something relatively simple. In addition, I have a large stash of yarn that seems well-suited to Evelyn Clark's patterns:

This is merino yarn that I purchased years ago in Paris, at the department store Au Printemps. Some of it is mine, and some belonged to my mother--who gave me her yarn shortly before she passed away. It is not quite lace-weight. Each skein has about 350 yards for 50g, but one skein makes a scarf-sized shawl, and two skeins make a small shawl. I tested this out last fall, and made two versions of Flower Basket that I gave away as gifts.

In addition to those colors, I have a lovely rose. And I cast on for the Shetland Triangle from Wrap Style:

I only have about 600 yards of this color, and that seems just about right for this shawl. The pattern seems straightforward, and it will be easy knitting.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

One more Swallow Tail for our collection

Here is my finished contribution: a Swallow Tail Shawl knit in lace wool from Yes, the nupps DO slow down your knitting work a lot.
A few more pics and comments in my blog

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Monday, June 04, 2007

Kimono Shawl

I finally have a new project to show.

I finished knitting the Kimono Shawl on Sunday afternoon and blocked it immediately. It dried overnight and is now gracing my window with it's beauty.

Kimono Shawl from Cheryl Oberle's Folk Shawls
Yarn: Jaggerspun Zephyr in Suede from Sarah's Yarns
Needles: 3.75mm Knitpicks Options
Size: 91 x 25 in.