Monday, October 27, 2008

More shawls

Finished my Norwegian Woods Shawl and blocked it (pictures to come). I love the purpley goodness of the Grignasco Merino Silk and there is enough left over from the 1 skein to make a scarf. Love that 1.4Km of yarn!

Started working on a variation of the Danish Tie Shawl. I have a few triangular ones that I have knitted for myself in Fleece Artist BFL 2/8 and I plan to work up the pattern in both triangular and tie shawl versions.

I am doing the tie version in Meilenweit Mega Boots Stretch as I love the subtle variation in colour (#721)
It changes from deep greyed blue through to a bit of teal.

I have 2 balls of this colour and I might add a border in a contrast colour - something blendy with some earthy tones to it. Will see as I go.

Last weekend, I started another version of my Silk Garden Sock vest. This time in more earthy tones (#245) and am on the braided waist band:

Here is a glamour landscape shot of the peplum and waistband so far. The cabling is delicious but I am finding it a bit hard on the hands thus the start on the other Tie-Shawl

Have a great week everyone!

Monday, October 06, 2008

Finishing weekend

Was supposed to go to Kingston this weekend to visit Ainslie and pick up some yarn from the spinner but neither Ainslie nor I were feeling well so it turned into a finishing weekend instead.

I am determined not to start anything new until I can at least see some room on my knitting projects shelf - which is deep, wide and tall - and lives above the TV in a cabinet in the living room. I sorted through everything up there and frogged a couple, put a couple away for next spring (summer tops aren't going to be needed again for a while - darn it!) and took a few down for designated finishing work.

This was the first - my Noro Kureyon Sock wrap shawl (colour #184 and 2 balls for those who asked):

All it needed was the last tie sewn on and to be steamed but I couldn't find the last bit of yarn left over (which wasn't much anyway) so had to undo one of the ties a bit in order to steal some yarn from it in order to sew it on. You can just see a bit of the end of the tie at the bottom of the picture.

All done now - and steamed this morning. I wore it a bit yesterday - sitting on the deck having my am coffee and just love the way it feels to wear - like a very warm comfortable sweater but fitted close to the body and completely cosy.

I see more in my future!

And the other item finished is my Noro Silk Garden Sock mitred square and braided vest:

The waist sits better on me than on the judy - it is my daughter's judy and she is much more short waisted than I am. The braided section is right on my waist

This is the back of the neck. Nice play of colours imho.

And all folded up and ready for the drawer

Also did another pattern repeat on my Norwegian Woods Shawl. 1 more row to go on repeat 2 of 3 of the 2nd last section.

I practised on Sunday too! Not a very frequent thing but I am playing the Schubert C major quintet today and the 2nd movement is a real bugger for the 2nd cello so I thought I would do a bit of wood shedding so as not to make too much of a hash of it. I'll let you know how it goes!