Thursday, September 17, 2009

Um.... yeah.

I don't have a witty comment for this. Insert your own if you please.

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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

The Secret Garden

I know that I rarely post so close together any more, but I've been on a finishing kick lately and I absolutely love my latest project. I can't stop staring at it. Without further ado:

The Pattern: Secret Garden Shawl

The Yarn: Luxe from The Unique Sheep, Gradience, Deep Waters

The Needles: US 6 and US 8

The Verdict: This was a Knit-a-Long with the pattern release in installments, so I've been working on this since mid-July. The yarn arrived early and we worked each section of the pattern, doubling the size every so often, until the circle grew huge. The last section of the pattern actually added half the size and used half the yarn of the entire shawl. I finally finished this late last night and sat down to block tonight. Wes laughed as I played with the pins (one in each of the 250+ loops), but the result is amazing. What was once a few skeins of yarn, and then a growing lump of an object is a beautiful lace shawl with an amazing pattern. I know I'll be treasuring this one for a long time to come.


Sunday, September 06, 2009

Is it fall yet?

The weather has been strangely chilly around these parts lately and fall is almost in the air! It was, however, sunny yesterday so I was able to get in a few photos!

Accordingly, I've been knitting sweaters. Since May or so, I've managed to finish two sweaters: one more summery and one that I can't wait to wear this fall!

The Pattern: Full Circle

The Yarn: Plymouth Jeanee

The Needles: US 3's

The Verdict: This sweater is designed by a friend of mine and I got to test knit the medium size. It was a simple quick knit - I finished it ages ago and have already worn it several times. It's comfortable and looks great. A really fun knit!

The Pattern: Baby Cables and Big Ones Too

The Yarn: Elsbeth Lavold Hempathy

The Needles: US 3's

The Verdict: I LOVE LOVE LOVE this sweater. It's comfortable, interesting looking and fits really well. I can't wait to wear it this fall!

Next up: several different lace patterns and more baby garments. Stay tuned!