Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ebb and Flow

My knitting mojo is back with a new project - Something old, something new. Both Handmaiden Mini Maiden - merino-silk 50-50. One a lovely magenta, mauve-y, purple-ish brown. Sort of my colors, yet something new and different. The other, an older skein that has been in and out of my stash and destash - a light grayish blue. The pics look like a medium gray, but it is very light. The pattern, Spectra, another Stephen West intarsia pattern. Something Old, Something New Day 2 and the yarn is very soft, very luxurious to knit with..i'm happy again. Handmaiden Mini Maiden pic 2

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Fall Projects

I bound off the Summer Shaelyn last night - P1020637 And yes it's true - I cut my hair... P1020638

Here's an earlier pic Summer shaelyn shawl side middle Not sure what I want to knit next. Thinking of a cardi, but still have 1 that is 1/2 stalled to restart, and the neckline on the Opulence pullover to finish. Thinking of joining Melissa and Jen to knit the Dahlia Cardigan in October. Just waiting on another skein of Sanguin Gryphon Bugga in Love Bug to arrive so I have enough yarn. I have 2 skeins already - here is the pic of them. I'm happy to see that the cardi starts with the dahlia flower on the back, so there's hope to actually make this, and it's sport weight which matches the yarn I want to use (for once). Sanguine Gryphon Bugga Love Bug Weather's turned, and I'm still hoping for sun and warm weather, but thinking about knitting some birthday/Christmas items.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Summer Shaelyn Soft and Sweet

I had bound off and blocked my westknits shawl and was itching to start something new, so I wound the Handmaiden Mini Maiden in the Aqua Blue-Lime Green colorway. I'm not sure if it's a new colorway or an old one. Could be Nova Scotia, but the green is more of a lime than a medium green, so I'm not sure. This skein is much softer than the Sangria was when I was knitting with it, so that has already made it an enjoyable start. I cast-on yesterday and finished the first repeat Shaelyn beginning detial

Thursday, September 01, 2011

The August Bandwagon - Westknits KAL

Finished off the Westknits Shawl and blocked it - the pashmina is so soft, and the large size is a nice shawl/wrap size. It's being modelled by a colleague of mine who has short hair (nope, didn't cut it just yet). My battery was drained and my camera hot - having inadvertently left my camera on in "take picture mode" for 3 hours in my purse just prior to taking the pics - I had to be quick.

Westknits Shawl Pashmina Fini Closeup

WestKnits Shawl Pashmina

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Another photo courtesy of Bonny:- WestKnits_EarthandSkyShawl Taken at sunset early September 2011.

Herakles Socks

I'm currently knitting plain socks toe-up Yarn for Toe of Sock: Sanguine Gryphon Yellow Dung Fly from a 10g mini (sport weight) Yarn...