Friday, July 14, 2006

Laceweight yarns

- white Zephyr *
- black Skacel **
- loden Superlamb (coated, should bloom after washing) *
- white Grignasco Extrafine **


Thursday, July 13, 2006

Shawl Edging and ...

These edgings are the ones that I've decided to use for the sides and ends of this shawl.

... and my latest purchase - cool self-patterning sock yarn, (AHHH, Mona, stop enabling me. LOL)

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Samplers and Shetland 'Shawl' progress

I enjoy trying out different techniques and stitches. So when Carla started the 'Sampler M KAL' I hesitated just a split second before I joined, .
YIKES, I'm now a member of more than 20 knitting groups! ... somewhat obsessive, considering that I started the year on one list.

Here are 2 sides of a sampler cushion I made using stitches from a Pinguoin publication.

... still trying out edgings for the sides of this shawl, definitely not the one with the NUPP-like bumps.

Wish you could have smelled the wonderfully scented mock orange bush and peonies last week.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Weather warning last Thurs.

The sun shone briefly during the pelting.

When I went to pick up DS from work the driving, in the heavy rain and hail, was like driving through a car wash. A few drivers were forced to pull over & wait it out. Other areas were worse off, cars were floating in a parking lot and many homes and some businesses had major water damage.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

SLS progress

I've decided to make a variation of Hazel Carter's Shetland Lace Shawl - a rectangular stole rather than a square shawl.

Also, OTN is the Maple Leaf sock
designed by Jeannie Townsend,

... and Cascading Leaves sock, also by Jeannie ...
(no pic as I will probably frog - instep's too tight, toeup with short row heel)

... and other attempts at assorted shawls, Faroese mainly.

paeonia Sarah Bernhardt