I finished my “Wearing Coveralls in the Rainforest” Aestlight Shawl a few days ago but it took me a few days to get outside and take pictures of it. I am just thrilled with how this one turned out! What a fun and easy shawl to knit with wonderful Hazel Knits Artisan Sock Yarn.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Tonight the first episode of True Blood’s Season 4 aired! With the beginning of each season comes the True Blood Knit Along. This year we are knitting a shawl called “Vlad”. I knit this shawl a few weeks ago before it was chosen for the KAL so I am knitting a second one now.
The yarn I chose is True Blood inspired and is Coulorphobia Sookie Sock Yarn in the Fangtastical and Loving It! colorway:
I cast on during the opening scene and managed to knit through 2 body repeats during the episode. I think I’m going to try to only knit on this one while watching the show.
I also have to share my patriotic nail art in honor of July 4th…
Wish me luck, tomorrow morning I’m having 2 teeth pulled. One of them has caused me an enormous amount of pain over the last week or so and I will be so happy when I leave the oral surgeon!
Monday, June 20, 2011
Perhaps I should have thought about which color to use as the main color before I started knitting. Once I got to the Bird Eye Lace border and joined the contrasting color I realized that I should have switched the colors. So yesterday I decided the give the shawl a “do over” and restarted it using the blue tonal as the main color. I am now to the point of picking up the side stitches to start the lace borders. I think that I will be much happier with the shawl now
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Well I rushed home from work tonight and wound my new yarns so that I could start my new knitting project. I am totally in love with the Hazel Knit Artisan Sock Yarn that I’m using for this project! It I sooo soft and squishy and it will feel wonderful around my neck this winter! I’ve already knit a pretty decent amount of the center triangle. I should be able to start the openwork lace border this weekend at knitting group. Gotta love a quick and fun project!
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
I joined a challenge over at my favorite online yarn shop, The Loopy Ewe, called “Camp Loopy”. This challenge is a series of 3 projects to be made over the summer and the first is to knit a 2 color scarf or shawl. So I found the yarn and pattern I wanted to use and placed my order on Friday afternoon. Today my yarn arrived and I am just itching to start knitting my Aestlight Shawl. I think tomorrow after work I will wind my yarn and might even cast on. I’m still trying to decide which yarn I want to use for the main body and which will be the openwork lace. Guess I better hurry up and figure that one out, LOL
Monday, June 13, 2011
WOW! I can’t believe I haven’t posted to the ole blog for over a year! I have been a knitting MACHINE and done very little quilting. Yarn is overtaking the fabric in my studio LOL. I know I will return to quilting one day, but for now I’m enjoying a hobby that doesn’t sequester me from other people in a room of my own. In fact the only time I go into the studio is to put yarn away, wind yarn for a project or blocking a project. The last quilt I finished was a Tshirt quilt in November for a friend using her late Father in law’s Tshirts. It turned out lovely and the family was very happy with the result.
Here’s a picture of it:
On the knitting front I’ve finished lots of socks and several scarves and shawls. At the moment I’m working on a pair of socks using a fun self striping yarn in my favorite colors (pink, green and yellow). I knit all of my sock using a 2 at a Time Toe Up Magic Loop method. Here’s the socks in progress:
I’m also working on my first Entrelac piece. It’s a lovely shawl and the pattern is called “Autumn”. I’m using Jojoland Rhythm yarn which is a self striping yarn and alot of fun! I think this shawl will look great with jeans this winter! Here’s what the finished shawl will look like:
And here’s mine in progress:
I also participated in a Summer Mystery Knit Along host by my favorite sock pattern designer, Wendy Johnson. The shawl pattern was alot of fun and I used Dream In Color Smooshy yarn in the Into the Mystic colorway. Here’s a picture of the finished shawl:
I’m happy to be back to blogging and I’ll do my best to keep blogging away!
Happy Knitting and Quilting!