Monday, February 26, 2007

Finally put the zipper in.

Yes, that is all that needed to be done on this sweater. I finished the knitting part long ago but had no idea how to attach a zipper. I finally broke down and sewed it in by hand. (Yuck) It is for my 15 yr old and she picked a stretchy yarn so you could see her curves. I like the sweater and so does she.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Mystery stole finshed

Here is the mystery stole designed by Melanie. I finally finished the second half. It was a fun knit. A bit challenging, but that kept it from being boring.
Here are a couple of close ups to see the different designs in it. The colour I chose doesn't show the pattern well but that is what happens when it is a mystery.

The stole turned out to be really long. My hubby (reluctant model) is over 6 feet tall and the stoll went at least a foot past both his hands. It is about 24 inches wide.

Justifiable Homicide?

What do you think? Is this reason enough to kill my cat?
I spent the last week working on the border of this shawl. It is Frost Flowers and Leaves and has taken me a year, or so, to knit it. I have been working so hard to get all my UFOs done. I fionally finished this and left it on the back of the couch overnight before I blocked it in the morning. This is what I found! To kill, or not to kill? The only saving grace is that I don't think he tore into the main part of the shawl, just the border. I should be able to redo this section and it look OK. I am just so tired of this border.
Maybe I will tackle it tomorrow. (the shawl, not the cat)
OK I'll let the cat live......this time.

Another Finished shawl

Here is another finished shawl.
This one is from Renee's Shawl Club (sorry, the club is no longer). It was knit on 3.5mm needles in Zepher yarn. I really enjoy all of her patterns.

Here is a close up of the individual sections. What fun.

See the hole in the right corner of the shawl? As I lay the shawl on the floor to dress it, my darling cat (Lacey) came to help. Before I could get her away, she chewed a hole right through the yarn. Thankfully, it is small and in the corner. I will probably just sew it together.
Thanks to my darling daughter for volunteering to be my live model.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Finished UFOs. (Un Finished Objects)

Here is the 4th mystery shawl from last year.
I finally got around to blocking it. It was made with knitpicks dye your own fingering weight yarn. I dyed it with kool aid. It was knit on 5mm needles and measures 58 inches across.

Here is another long term project. It is the starfish shawl from just one more row. It was knit with a lace weight boucle yarn from Fleece Artist on 4mm needles. I just love how the stripe pattern turned out. The close up photo of the center shows it really well.
Now all I have to do is block it. hopefully that won't take another year.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Mystery shawl finished

Here is the shawl blocking. It is about 54 inches in diameter. It was knit with Knitpicks Shadow yarn on 3.5mm needles.

Here is a close up of the center of the shawl. It has clue 1 and 2 on it but it is hard to see since it is on a black background.

This is clue 3 and was my favorite section. I will probably use this pattern again on other shawls.

And here is clue 4. The longest but not that complicated.

Thanks Renee for another great pattern.