Hey Teach! is yet another story. Once the knit is sewn together, the border will need to be knit up and down the front and around the neck and then finish off with these buttons. But still........I'm so darn close!While these projects are doing their thing/drying, I think I should start that stole I have had my eye on for quite a while.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
I wanted a summer shawl in a neutral shade to wear to the movies, to restaurants and for car trips and this shawl knit with Sublime Organic Cotton, shade #96, is exactly what I had in mind.
DH took this shot before Blocking! I'm quite pleased with it before the soaking and blocking process....for sure, it will be Great once finished.
Here she is blocking! I think a movie would be nice tomorrow evening, You Think? I mean she will be dried by tomorrow and for sure will want to get out.
Are you familiar with the Textured/Recipe shawl? It's pretty cool. There are rows of stockinette stitches with lace patterns of your selection to fill in between the standard stockinette rows........told you it was a cool idea!
Anyhoo, I used my Vogue knitting book to select two of the lace patterns. Of all the knitting books in my library (and I have an embarrasing many) this is by far my most valuable and beloved read. I cannot tell you how many times I have pulled this publication for information, help, etc....it has truly been worth every penny.
This week-end I should have shots of the finished piece! I *Heart* this shawl!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Of all my knitting... I have only a couple of Spring/Summer scarves to show for my efforts. Well, it's June and I'm off to the races and knitting summer sweater after summer sweater. The first piece is Hey, Teach! What a quick fun knit. This free Knitty pattern would be an excellent first time lace garment piece for any knitter. This is the back of Hey, Teach!I chose to knit this sweater using another stash yarn, Brown Sheep, Cotton Fleece. The Cotton Fleece is a nice fiber selection for this project and I'm most pleased with the combination.
Okay, I only have pics of the back of my HT, but all pieces are complete and I'm ready to sew the shoulder seams, knit the neckline and front ribbing and sew the garment together!!
This surprise shot is one of many Fabulous flower beds belonging to DH!
Now Back to Hey Teach........yesterday I was out searching for buttons and found these colored metal buttons that are perfect. I knew I didn't want anything pearl-like but desired something in the same color as the knit. I think these are great.
Sabine is knit from the top down with eyelet detailing on the flared sleeves and hourglass shaped back. I plan to wear this sweater loose and think it will be a fabulous sweater to grab and run this season.