Sunday, March 29, 2009
Now here I am enfolded in that fairy-tale like wrap! It really is Dreamy!
This Debbie Bliss pleated wrap was knit in a simple garter stitch that is pleated on one edge with short-row ridges. What could be easier?
The seaform color...Yummy!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
The sea foam colorway (#107) will be perfect for this spring and summer.
As promised, I'm making notable progress burning some of that stash yarn this year. In only three months I have knit 1.)Noro Transitions/Petra, 2.) Blue Heron Rayon Metallic/Clapotis, 3.) Claudia Hand Painted/Knotted Openwork Scarf, 4.) Cherry Tree Hill/Wisp and NOW 5.) RYC Bamboo/Pleated Wrap.
If you think I'm feeling pretty darn accomplished...you are pretty darn right!
Saturday, March 14, 2009
With a little Entrelac experience, the beginning of The Autumn Triangle Shawl is now insight!! Guess I better get the ole knitting needles smoking with Lilith...see I have made a promise to myself...No Autumn Triangle Shawl till Lilith is finished.
More information to come on Lilith.........
Sunday, March 8, 2009
My scarf was knit using # 6 needles with Noro Silk Garden Lite in color #2039.
Red Threads has an excellent tutorial for this process that gives a wonderful explanation of the short row technique. This technique is used to work small pieces of a row at a time that creates that woven looking fabric. Also the diagram used at Red Threads is most helpful showing the 3 basic parts an Entrelac piece is comprised of; the base triangles, corner triangles and the rectangles.
What's this???? Why it's my first Maine Morning Mitt that is knit to match my new Lady Eleanor Scarf. I should finish the first one today and have the second Mitt complete by the time LE is blocked.
The Entrelac possibilities are many. Besides the hat mentioned earlier in this post, I have my eye on a couple other projects as well...like this and then there is the Autumn triangle shawl designed by Lijuan Jing to be knit with JoJoland-Rhythm...this yarn is in my stash waiting for a little more experience before starting. Do you adore the Cobweb Frill edging? I selected the same colorway #8-m09 for my shawl as shown on the pattern!
Monday, March 2, 2009
Now 5" to 12" of snow to you folks living to our North is not a big deal, but to us in the Mid-Atlantic area it is quite a weather event! I have 5" to 6" while the mountains are in the teens. We have been deprived of such a snow for 6 years and everyone is savoring every snow flake!
Today is the perfect day for me to sport my new "Be Sweet" funky hat. See...I even made pics of my new knit in the snow this morning, look closely and you'll see a bit of snow on the piece. She is knit with one ball of Be Sweet - Magic Ball yarn in the color Fire Ball.
A ball of this Magic Ball yarn is such fun to knit with all the different textures, ribbons, glitter, studs and more...never a dull moment. This hat was knit in one day.
Be Sweet yarn is hand spun and dyed by women in South Africa under a job creation program that has offered opportunity in an economically depressed rural region with a 75% unemployment rate and little opportunity aside from hard labor in pineapple fields.
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Do you adore this antique doll or what? Grandmother gave her to me several years before her passing. Grandmother was born in 1900 and got the doll when she was 12 years old! Everything is original about this doll and I even have the original storage box. Her eyes roll, move and still open and shut perfectly. She continues to cry when tilled. I actually played with her a bit this afternoon and had visions of Grandmother cradling and rocking her on the front porch of the old home place.