Monday, December 22, 2008

Merry Christmas To All

Robin (my husband) took this picture today and I just had to share with you. It looks like a picture post card,but it's just home to us.

I've been busy knitting gifts lately. I've included pictures of a couple of scarves knitted for gifts.
This is Fiber Trends Cacoon Lace Scarf, designed by Evelyn Clark. I used Kid Seta yarn in Gold and needle size 7.
This is Mariloise's Scarf - This pattern was published in Interweave Knits magazine Fall 2001. It is also in "Stahman's Shawls & Scarves" by Myrna Stahman. In the book it's called The Marialis Seamen's Scarf.

I used Jaggerspun Zepher in Ebony with size 5 needles. This is an easy knit.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Slow Bee 1

I finished this shawl about 6 weeks ago, but I've been too busy to post a picture. This has been a wonderful knit along with Monika Eckert in Germany
She named this mystery knit along shawl Slow Bee 1.
I used Malabrigo Lace weight yarn in Vaa colorway along with U.S. size 4 needles. Although they don't show up in the picture, there are many, many beads through out.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

From the Heart to my Sister in Law

This is Cabo Waves shawl pattern from Rainy K. I used Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in Teddy Bear color. It measures 39" x 93" and it's soft and cozy.
I made this for my Sister in law, Ranea who is going through some tough times health wise. I thought she would have a lot of time curled up on the couch or even in the hospital, so this is my prayer shawl for her. Every stitch was made with God's help and every bead has a silver lining for good health.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Mystery Shawl 9

This is a pattern from Goddess Knits. It measures 35"x75", done in Handmaiden Sea Silk in Bronze colorway. I used U.S. needle size 4 and size 8 to bind off.

I gave Renee (Goddess Knits) negative opinion about the web site she now uses for her knit alongs. She doesn't use Yahoo Groups which is very user friendly for emails, photos and many choices for posting etc. Instead Renee uses a web site from Simple Machines. Photos have to posted to another web site with a link to Simple Machines. Posts are scattered through out the web site depending on the topic used by the poster/participant.

Another thing I'm not fond of is the mystery clues are jammed into 5 parts. You have to knit like crazy to keep up. In my opinion, the whole idea of knit alongs is the communication and camaraderie with other knitters. With Goddess Knits knit alongs, you don't have time to form friendships with all the pressure to keep up. She's a very talented designer and this is a business for her. I have to remember that in the future.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Triinu's Vine and Leaf Shawl

This is my all time favorite project. I knitted this with Cashmere lace weight yarn from Colourmart in U.K. If you want to buy the pattern, contact Triinu Andreassen in Sweden. Her email address is;
You can see other pictures of this shawl in my earlier post from December 2007.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Slow Bee - Clue 4 Completed

I am loving this shawl. The color is wonderful and I like the designs. Next clue comes out on Friday.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Slow Bee 1 - Clue 3, Design 1

I finished clue 3 a couple of days ago, but I couldn't get the light right to take pictures. This will be the last pictures until it's finished because it's getting too big to show the designs. I'm very happy with the way this is turning out and I still love the yarn.

If you click on one of the pictures you can see more detail and you can see the beads! They are so beautiful in green.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Slow Bee KAL - Clue 1

This is Clue one finished. I'm working feverishly to get caught up! I love this yarn and color! This is my Slow Bee 1 shawl in progress. Click on the photo for an enlarged view.
The yarn is Malabrigo Lace in Vaa colorway, I'm now using U.S. size 4 needles.
The designer is Monika Eckert

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Slow Bee 1 Knit Along

I started the Slow Bee 1 knit along yesterday, May 14th. I'm using Malabrigo Lace yarn in the color Vaa and U.S. size 4 needle. I'm going to go up a needle size after seeing pictures of another member's shawl because I think mine is coming out too dense and not lacey enough.
I decided to stay with the size 4 needles.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Mystic Light Knit Along

I finished this project on May 9th. This was an interesting knit. I used Fleece Artist Merino 2/6 machine washable hand dyed fingering weight yarn and U.S. size 7 needle. Red size 8 seed beads are through out the shawl. This is the original design of Anna Dalvi
The really interesting thing to me is that this shawl was knit entirely continental style (left hand knitting). Because I have rheumatoid arthritis, 4 months ago I decided I needed an alternative way of knitting to relieve the joints in my right hand and wrist. I started by making two Baby Surprise Jackets with all garter stitch to teach myself the continental knit stitch. Then I started this shawl with purl stitches, yarn overs, etc. I have perfected my technique and after 50 years of throwing my yarn I can now pick proficiently.
Now I'm working on the Slow Bee 1 Knit Along on Yahoo