Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
When I first signed up for this Mystery KAL , I did not know how much fun it was going to be . If there is another one, which there is going to be, I am definitely joining in. I was able to do Intarsia and even dare to finish the project in a way that is not really according to the pattern,m yet it is. This is a medium size shawl and I am very happy with it. The pygora/ BFL blend makes this a very nice choice for this project. I am a loose knitter and blocking will be accomplished by steaming the piece. This is not a hard project and I was able to complete it in 4 weeks, but I am sure I could have done it in one or two. The most difficult area of this pattern is the yarn choices. Thanks You Stephen, you really did a good job! Thanks for stopping by!
The Mystery Shawl came out to be a very interesting shawl indeed. It has various way for you to finishing your shawl and you can come up with your own way. Thanks you Stephen West for a fun KAL. More pictures later as I need to continue my Shawl finishing and weave in the ends, then comes blocking. I am very excited. Thanks for stopping by!
Monday, August 22, 2011
This is the WIP of the Sahar Stole. The yarn is a Knit Picks overspun DK/Sport weight. So far the yarn is really behaving nicely with this pattern. I think hat the lace nature of the pattern will allow the yarn to really relax in a way that will enhance the pattern. Franklin Habit is a mischievous fellow. but oh so clever. If you are using Stitch markers to maker the repetitions, you can still do it on Chart C by minding where your marker should be. What I like about this pattern is that is not boring, it is easy, and it will keep you entertained and mesmerized. I have not dislike anything about this pattern. I will be finishing this half, hopefully this week. I am also working on the West Knits KAL, another mischievous fellow. This is what I know Today , thanks for stopping by.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Today I started the Sahar stole, the link to the pattern follows, Sahar Pattern , from The Panopticon, a friend of mine. Actually we kind of know each other , we have a friendship, we do get along and have a good time together and have things in common, I say we are buddies getting to know each other. He is a very funny guy, that I can tell you. I get to spend time with him at the Men Knitting Retreats and he is a fun guy to be around. The only part of this pattern that scares me is the grafting, but I am going to go for it. This pattern is very intuitive so far. What do I mean? It is easy to follow. I am hoping to take it with me to the retreat. I enjoy a lace challenge once in a while and this is going to be my challenge for a bit. I think it will knit quicker than fast. I am using Knit Picks dk/sport yarn, this yarn actually is over spun, so I am hoping that is not a problem. In the ends is the experience that counts. I am hoping to have more pictures later this weekend. Thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
I made this video a while ago . It is a small tutorial attempt at helping people understand the I-Cord bind-off. Once in a while I refer to it and watch it myself, because it is helpful. I made it when I made the Baby Bath Wrap pattern. I hope you enjoy it and that is of help to you. Thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Saturday, August 06, 2011
I was thinking of spinning this by drop spindle, but the wheel is a great way of testing myself for this kind of yarn. I am making use of the fast flyer to make a very thin single of pygora to use on a two ply or a three ply, I don't know yet. Pygora is very strong, just as I thought, this has been sitting in a bag for a while it needs to breathe a bit before I continue spinning. The fiber need to be opened and that is what I am going to do later on. This is my Saturday project, but I do have a hat to finish. Thanks for stopping by!
Friday, August 05, 2011
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
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