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