Friday, March 29, 2013

Blocked Again!

Holden


Mandala





I got 2 shawls blocked this week.   First off is Holden.  I knit this on our Arizona trip.  Then there is Mandala, it has been in progress for 3 years!  It was out of the rotation for 2 of those years.  But just after the new year I made an effort to finish knitting this Pi shawl. I love it!

This is my FO Friday and Fiber Arts Friday post.  

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Shrug is Blocking

Shrug blocking
Spring mystery clue # 2 finished!
Close up

Shipwreck
 I am so excited to work on a mystery shawl!  It has been a while since I have participated in a Mystery KAL.  The Spring Mystery Shawl 2013 is looking great so far!  I am all caught up, but that is easy to do for the first couple of clues!

I had started a shrug for my daughter's birthday.  (Which was two weeks ago!) I kind of took a break because the main body of the shrug has to be blocked before you add the ribbing on the sleeves and then the main section.  I finally have it blocking this morning.  Hopefully the ribbing will go quickly and I can get it in the mail soon.

I am plugging away at Shipwreck in between the other projects.  I am not bored with it.  I knit while watching TV, so I like projects that don't take a lot of thinking.

This is my WIP Wednesday, KCCO and yarn along post for the week!  Check out what everyone else is doing by clicking the links.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Shipwreck

Section 7!

Beads
I am flying on the Shipwreck Shawl!  Started the netting a couple of days ago.  I decided not to string all the beads first.  I am using the crochet hook method to add them to the shawl.  Note to self, don't brush the dog right before working on the shawl.  

I am still reading The Casual Vacancy.  It is a large book.  

This is my WIP Wednesday, KCCO, and yarn along post for the week.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Another WIP Wednesday!

Circle start on #3's
Switched over to #4's
Made it to the circs!
Sagebrush
Closeup of Sagebrush

My good friend Anne Munoz's daughter is trying to raise funds for a volunteer nursing trip to the Soloman Islands in May.  I have personally  known this young woman since she was 7 years old and I can honestly say she is a dedicated nurse trying to make a difference in the world. Anne has donated one of her art quilts to be given away to one of those donating funds for this humanitarian project.  Please consider making a donation.  Thanks.

I have the main section on my Sagebrush Shrug knit.  It needs to be blocked before knitting the ribbing.  Fun, fast to memorize pattern!

I cast on my Shipwreck shawl this am.  I have been wanting to knit this since the pattern first showed up on Knitty 4 years ago. I had such good luck with the circle cast on, the first try worked!  I used one size smaller dpns since I only have metal #4's.  The wooden needles help hold the stitches.  When I have tried to cast on a circle in another project using metal needles I had the stitches falling off all over the place.  My #4 dpns are vintage ones from my mother's collection.  I just love the old packaging!

I am still reading "The Casual Vacancy".  It is written for the adult audience, adult language and situations.  So far I am liking the storyline.

This is my WIP Wednesday, KCCO, and Yarn along post for the week.