Monday, February 28, 2011

All Done!

The Traveling Bride is all done being blocked! It's a really dark day today. Hopefully I can get a better photo before it's gifted on Saturday. This used all but 10 grams of my yarn.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Shawl on a wire

I bought these blocking wires back in my hay-day of shawl knitting. And never used them. I decided to give a try on my Traveling Bride shawl. I think the points give shawls an added pop. Hopefully I'll have modeled pictures soon.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Comfort Knitting

I'm having trouble with both of my other socks and I'm not ready to redo the bind off on my shawl. So I cast on some simple socks in some beautiful yarn to keep my hands busy. The pattern is Basic Ribbed Socks by Kate Atherley and the yarn is Koigu in the color P460.

The pattern offers nothing new but I am using new needles. They are Kollage Needles and they are square. So far I can't tell any difference but we'll see how they work.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Off the Needles

The Traveling Bride shawl is off the needles. I've put it aside for a couple of days out of frustration. I was just a few inches from being done with binding off when I came to a knot. I need to take out the bind off and redo it. Blah. I hate knots!

Saturday, February 05, 2011

A change of shawls

I mentioned a few posts ago I want to knit a red shawl for my friend's wedding. Originally I was going to make 198 Yards of Heaven for her. I was going to use two skeins of reddish Noro Silk Garden that I had in my stash. I started the shawl a couple of days ago. I didn't get very far but I knew this wasn't the shawl for her. I spent most of yesterday trying to decide what to do instead. I REALLY need to knit from my stash.

Than I remembered I have a skein of STR Lightweight in the Knitters w/o Borders colorway (red, black and white) that another friend gave me. They are exactly the right colors for the future bride! And I'm knitting the Traveling Women shawl which totally fits because my friend is traveling out of the country to get married.

I am so excited about this! The color repeats are short so I hope it doesn't pool too bad. Now I just have to knit this thing in a month. Fingers crossed!

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

January Totals

I'm going to start keeping track of how much yarn I knit, sell and buy. I'm going to be as honest I can.

Knit: 850 yards
Sold: 1180 yards
Bought: 1055 yards

Total Gone: 975 yards

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