Sunday, March 25, 2012

Muted Color Affection

Calling all knitters that are looking for an interesting and just plain fun project....this one could be just The One!

 There really is a lot of knitting (all garter stitch) in Color Affection but on the other hand it's amazing how quickly it knits up.  Guess it's all that gartering going on!

 The Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light makes for a very light and airy shawl that will be worn even in the spring and summer.

The scoop:
Fiber:  Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light
Colors:  Nector
                            Golden Hickory
Needle:  #5 
Completion Time:  20 Days
This is my second one and I would find it difficult to pick a favorite.

You seriously should give Color Affection a try, I think you will love the simplicity of the pattern and love all the striping going on! 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

My Water's Edge

It was quite exciting this morning when the temperature took a dive and I could wear my new Water's Edge.  I really thought it would have to wait for it's debut till late next fall. 
The Gardener did a little photo shoot this morning just up the street from our house on the grounds of the yummy restaruant, Nobles.  
The good news is::how fabulous this pattern is when knit with the lovely Rowan Kidsilk Aura, the bad news is::this fiber has been discontinued.
 If you are really interested in the Aura you may still find it on line...just work "The Google"
Lucky me....I have 11 skeins of the sweet Aura in my stash in Sapphire Blue!! AND it just may be another Water's Edge!
So soft. So cozy. So Loved!

The scoop:
Pattern:         Water's Edge
Designer:      Hannah Fettig
Publication:    Coastal Knits
Fiber:             Rowan Aura
Amount:        11 skeins
Size:               34
Needle:          #7
Up next is my second Color Affection and I have already started the second color set.  This thing in pink and browns is racing off my needles.
Hugs and Purls!