Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The Beauty of Blocking

Foxy Shawl was my first lace project that I have blocked. I will be taking pictures tonight of its grand debut. I had a lot of fun making this shawl. I think mainly because it tested my patience more than once. The first time was when I had to rip out the lace pattern because it started off crooked. And although everyone thought no one would notice…sadly I would. Then when I bound off the shawl and was stretching it out to see the lace pattern open up it started unraveling. I missed something when binding off. I took a big breath, sewed in a life line and then undo the bind off. Instead of ripping back to the beginning of lifeline I just worked between to repeats to save my work. Now I have to say the shawl was worth it as you can see the picture in the previous blog. I was working on a pink cowl this weekend and I am considering frogging the whole thing. It is humungous and I doubt I would wear it this big. Here is a picture of it:

I also am working on my Monday Knit Nite project. It has become a very simple knit. At first all the yarn over’s baffled me but as I continued on it I began to enjoy it. I do have to say I did frog the first rows because the plastic needles made me knit looser. I wait until metal and I meet again. I do have to say that the plastic needles feel so light that I feel as if I am knitting a cloud. Here is a picture of my drop dead fred scarf:

Monday, August 9, 2010

Case of Starting

This weekend I finished my Foxy Shawl. I blocked it and now will wait to daybute it tomorrow. I also began a basketweave cowl and a drop stitch scarf. I was going to attempt to begin my lily of the valley shawl but had to order some straights. I cast on the basketweave cowl Saturday and worked on it during a garage sale. Today I will be casting off and then I shall take pictures of it for you. I love the colors of the drop stitch scarf. I was going to make a hat with it but for some reason when my sister wanted to being this project this yarn was calling to me. Pictures soon to come. I shall leave you with a preview of my shawl.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Knit at Nite

I spent last night finishing off the Traveling Women Shawl, or so I thought. I watched Season 5 of the Teen Titans and Clash of the Titans while knitting the last repeat and border. I really wanted to use up all the yarn this yummy yarn.
But I had two rows left to knit and ran out of yarn. I had a choice of binding off there and not having a lovely border or ripping back to the 2nd to the last repeat. I put in a life line in case of this. So since it was of the needles here is a little preblocked preview.
I should have been done with this a few weeks ago but I added more repeats of the lace. I can't wait to block out my Foxy Shawl and wear it. I hope it will be ready so I can wear it with my Sunday dress. I will have to stay up late tonight and knit up the boarder and then block it this weekend. Not like that it will take two days to block but I have to leave room for the unknown.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Just knitting

I started this blog to write about my knitting likes, wants, what I have made and what I am making. Things I have frogged and even things I have choked. I will probably post knits that I have made first. And I have a habbit of picking up hobbies so there will be random tidbits of hohums. Let me just leave you with a lovely pile of stash.
Not all but worth the oogling