Thursday, June 30, 2011

Summer Wind

I really LOVE this pattern! Although I keep typing it out as Summer Wing...not sure why exactly.

I've finished the border and I'm just starting on the middle section. I originally cast on for the smaller size, then realized I had not 400 yards of this but 600, so I added the additional CO's to make it the larger size.

I can not wait to wear this!

If you want to join in on our KAL. The details are here.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Bakersfield FO

Well, I didn't expect it to take me a week to snap a photo of my finished shawl and post it. Even with these photos I didn't even get a nice shot of the entire shawl.

Pattern: Bakersfield by Corinna Ferguson
Yarn: Panda Cotton
Colorway: Sable
Needles: Signature Needles US 6mm
Ravelry Page

It was a very nice knit, and I'll add a fast knit. These photos really show the middle pooling I ran into. I think it is neat!

I believe this shawl is going to get worn often. I can see it with my black sleeveless dress, around my black riding coat in the fall, inside my winter coat during winter....oh just love the options! The yarn is so soft and swishy.

From one finished object to starting another one...I've already picked out my next project. I recently purchased some Kollage Creamy in Coral.... Remember the scarf I knit for my then nephew's girlfriend? Well, now they are engaged. I loved knitting with that yarn and wanted a project for me.

My Ravelry que brought me back to Irishgirlieknits' Summer Wind pattern.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Bakersfield Shawlette

I started this shawl last week. I wanted to do a sideways shawl and in searching my Ravelry Que, I noticed a few patterns from this designer. So, I purchased all her patterns in an e-book.

I have had this Panda Cotton yarn in my stash for a couple of years now (yes I admit that!). I thought the colors would work with a nice black sweater and/or blouse that I own or even a dressing up to my black jacket during the fall.

My concern was knitting a sideways shawl up with a yarn that has a bit of elastic in it. I was concerned about how the edges could curl. I blocked it early on Saturday and put it in front of a fan.

It did retain it's shape well, so onward I went.

This is what it looked like by Saturday night (in all fairness all day on Saturday was primary spent knitting
Today I was hoping to get it finished, however there were others things to do. (like all those items I failed to do on Saturday!)

The way this is knitting up I'm sure I'll have it finished in a day or two.

Pattern: Bakersfield
Yarn: Panda Cotton
Colorway: Sable
Needles: Signature US 6mm

Monday, June 6, 2011

Mystery Shawlette KAL Finished

What a fun shawl to knit! It was also the quickest, I started it on May 22 and finished it on June 4.

Pattern: Mystery Shawlette by Wendyknits
Yarn: Handmaiden Sea Silk
Colorway: Ocean
Needles: Signature US 6, 24" circulars

Now back to knitting my squares for my afghan...or another shawl...