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.