Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Linen Stitch Wrap Finished!

It's finally done and on display at the Knitting Garden in Westlake, Ohio. I will be teaching classes on this beautiful garment in January and March, 2006 (sign up now).
This looks woven instead of knitted. It is a simple slip stitch pattern, all knitting - no purling and, as an added bonus, no finishing! Done in the Blue Sky Alpaca Sport Weight it is luxuriously soft!
Using this yarn, the wrap blocked to about 54" in width. If you want to make it wider remember to buy more yarn because, at this width, it was cutting it close. A shawl pin will hold it together nicely.
Sally Melville's latest book, The Knitting Experience, Book 3 Color, is not just a book of good patterns but also contains a wealth of knitting knowledge with clear illustrations, well worth the investment. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Linen Stitch Wrap

This wrap is reversible and the picture in the book is showing this side but this is not the side you will see when you are knitting, so don't think you are doing something wrong - you're not. Posted by Picasa

Progress on the Linen Stitch Wrap

This is the side you will see in front of you as you are knitting. Posted by Picasa

Rowan Big Wool Scarf

This Rowan Big Wool in the variegated color makes up nicely in seed stitch. This will keep DD Taylor warm at OSU this winter. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Linen Stitch Wrap

Posted by Picasa I have been waiting 2 years for Sally Melville's new book, Color, to come out so that I could make the Linen Stitch Wrap and it is finally here! Sally taught my guild (Crooked River Knitters) a class in November of 2003 and brought the wrap to give us a preview of the book. I am using Blue Sky Alpaca and hope to cast on tonight...can't wait!

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Beaded Shawlette by Judy Pascale

This is my second shawlette and I am very happy with it. I just love this yarn by Filatura Di Crosa - it has gold accents and is the perfect weight to use for this pattern. It takes less than 2 skeins. I am starting another one in the hot pink colorway with silver accents.
I will be teaching a class on the Beaded Shawlette at the Knitting Garden in Westlake, OH in October, should be fun!

Beaded Shawlette in Gioiello by Filatura DiCrosa Posted by Picasa

Monday, August 22, 2005

Baby Surprise sweater with matching hat Posted by Picasa

"I'm old, tired, blind and I just want to sleep" Bianca Posted by Picasa

Zoe with sheep blanket for little cousin Andrew in NC Posted by Picasa

My first lace project

What a trip! I definitely do not recommend choosing this for a first lace project. It was completed with lots of trial and error and perserverance. In real life it is not as pretty as the picture because I didn't use a fuzzy enough yarn but I will make it again in a mohair or mohair blend. (I just love shawls!)

Zoe modeling the Featherweight Fantasy shawl Posted by Picasa

My first Hanne Falkenberg

I choose the Studio kit and was very happy with the results. It knits up into a beautiful fabric after blocking. The yarn is a shetland wool knit on size 3.0 mm needles.
Taylor will be leavimg for college in the fall amd we will miss her!!

Tayor wearing my Hanne Falkenburg "Studio" Posted by Picasa