Monday, 25 August 2008
Maybe a hat? to one of the girls. You see - it's really not my colour, although I do love green. But this green is colder in shade and it has pink in it so it would suit someone else better than me.
I also found this lovely mustard yellow/ochre chenille yarn by Araucania. Just love the colour! it clearly wants to be a small scarf. Obviously!
Sunday, 24 August 2008
Saturday, 16 August 2008
I am not letting this fool me though - I know that this border will take forever to knit. And it is likely to eat up all the yarn as well. I hope I managed to modify pattern enough ( made less increases, to take away some of the fullness of hem) so that I have enough yarn in the end...
Wednesday, 13 August 2008
Friday, 8 August 2008
I'm using Parisienne by Colinette in "Castagna".
Here all prep-work done (fortunately I did swatch this time!! had to downsize needles a notch - to 4mm)
and now I'm ready to begin. I just hope I can manage to finish this in time.... It should not be too bad. Demanding yes, but not impossible. Now I can only hope that children stay well and won't get sick and that everything else goes smoothly as well. otherwise - bye-bye deadline.
Here we go!
Wednesday, 6 August 2008
So it came to this - inevitable frogging. After a good night's sleep
(punctuated by "some" wake-up cries from my teething 7month-old) I
realised that even the most brutal blocking would not make this shawl
big enough - so border lace would need to be frogged.
It took amazing 45minutes to do just that!
I should have enough yarn to complete at least two or three more pattern
repeats before attacking border again. *sigh* and I thought I would have
this one completed before beginning my next shawl/cape...
Tuesday, 5 August 2008
Anyways - finally found my Broadripple socks that I knitted during our holiday trip. (how I managed to hide them is beyond me - don't ask - it's one of those mysteries: things just... disappear)
And here they are : all cheery and colourful. love them.
Other WIP that I've been working on is Flower petals Lace shawl from Knit.1 magazine
and it looks really small and wrinkled before blocking. This , of course might have something to do with the fact that I substituted yarn to lace weight alpaca - which is much thinner than seacell/silk blend that pattern suggests...)I still have approx. 1/2 of border to knit before the Magic of blocking. Cannot wait.