Friday, May 23, 2008

Finished Items

Knitted this on my 25th Wedding Anniversary. We did have a wonderful evening. Where the years went is still a mystery to us.

Sometime you spend a day doing only what you want to do. I spent the better part of the day knitting this bag. It is a new Fiber Trends Pattern with their new handpainted yarn. Took only one skein but one huge skein it was.
First finished item from the Yarn Crawl. First time playing with Malabrigo Yarn. Received the pattern from Hilltop Yarns in Seattle. If I was better at blogging I would link it. Was a quick knit. I am in love with Malabrigo yarn. I have 3 more projects that I got along the Yarn Crawl that uses this yarn. I am looking forward to them.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Yarn Crawl

My new yarns. I went to 15 out of 24 stores on the Yarn Oh how much fun. I went by bus on Thurs to 6 of the stores. Then went with Debbie and we hit 9 of them. All but 2 stores were perfectly wonderful. Was after I got home I looked and decided I was in a teal/blue mood.

Too bad this is not a picture of all the finished items.

The little blue ball was a prize I won for guessing how many "one skein" projects the store had on display. That was fun to just see how many things could be made from one little ball of yarn.

Bay Scarf

I kinda designed this little shawl after one of my favorite sock patterns

Look there for Hanauma Bay socks.

It took less than a skein of Noro sock yarn. I wanted to see how the yarn would look and feel in a shawl. I like it.

Paddy Cakes

Socks that I whipped up while teaching a 2 on one sock class. The pink Yarn is "Sprinkles" I enjoyed playing with this.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Blocking Swallowtail

Just a quick picture of the Swallowtail done. Took this picture to show the bead placement. I finished this in 8 days. Loved it. Added extra repeats to add some length to shawl.

I was waiting for a nice day to take pictures. We had rain for a bunch of days There is a teal color in the yarn and beads are different colors also that I hope sunshine will bring out.

We finally got some nice days but, a little thing called a Yarn Crawl took over. Wow what fun. I will post pictures of the Swallowtail and the Yarn crawl later.

A quick note to those doing the BAD gal show yours!!!!! Ms. A I mean your shawl.....

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Swallowtail Shawl

Here it is the new project. Just a few rows into it. The swallowtail shawl. I am knitting this as a KAL with friends. That is if one of them gets going. She is playing with a scarf. I am hoping it is a full size shawl length. I am using 2 strands of lace weight on size 6 needles. It is fun and seems to be going quickly.