Updates from March, 2016 Toggle Comment Threads | Keyboard Shortcuts

  • knitting1105 2:21 pm on March 20, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Isager Wool 1, , , The Fine Line   

    This is gong to take awhile… 

    Half of the knitting is finished for the body of my new shawl, Smolder.  It has been great for travel, and spending time with friends knitting, as very little concentration is required.

    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

    I am happy with how the color combination turned out, the next step is to figure out the color for the attached iCord.

    My preference had always been the Fuchsia color when I started knitting this, and I think that it will have the greatest impact.

    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

    Working on this will require lots of patience.  Binding 2 pieces together with iCord is slow going.  I am happy with the result so far though.  iCord is reserved for working on at home, I still have the other 2 sections to keep me busy with straight knitting.

    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

    There are approximately 220 stitches on each diagonal, times 3.  Then there is the entire edge in iCord.

     

     
    • Pam Moriarty 2:27 pm on March 20, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      You have such an eye for color. I cannot wait to see this next week.
      Happy Wedding Monday!

      Liked by 1 person

    • knitting1105 2:28 pm on March 20, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you Pam. On both counts! So excited for tomorrow!!!

      Like

    • Gracey 7:09 pm on March 20, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Oh my! Not sure I’d have the patience…as my many shawl WIPs can attest…..it’s going to be gorgeous!

      Like

    • Nancy 7:55 pm on August 27, 2018 Permalink | Reply

      I am struggling with the Smolder shawl pattern. I am very confused by the directions for the large triangle piece, starting at row 6. Can you help me??

      Like

      • knitting1105 12:53 pm on September 2, 2018 Permalink | Reply

        funny you ask this, I am finally putting my iCord edging on. Let me go back and look at the directions and see if I can figure out what you are asking.

        Like

  • knitting1105 6:34 pm on March 18, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Belated Happy Green Day~ 

     
  • knitting1105 4:58 pm on March 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Piece & Co. 

    Piece & Co is a really cool organization.  They purchase artisan fabrics and materials from women in developing countries to be used by designers here or sold, and provide a living wage to the women.  This is their mission statement:

    To be a platform for talented artisans to share their craft, support their communities, and empower them to live the life they desire.

    Isn’t that just about the best thing!  Arts and women.  Please read more about this unique organization and how they are empowering women entrepreneurs here.

    Last week I received an email asking me to let fellow crafters know that they were having a sample sale.  I could not attend on Saturday, then they extended it for the week.  Yesterday I went down with my friend Cathy, and we had a blast, spent over an hour choosing fabrics, scarves, bags and shawls.  It was a really great deal, and I am excited about what I got.

    First, there were tons of Batik fabrics, I got enough to make a quilt with.  My inspiration for this came from a quilt that my friend Mimi made a few years ago with African fabrics.  This should be fun.

    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

    These patterns had enough yardage that they can be used as backing on quilts.

    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

    This is beautiful printing on an oil cloth.  The plan is to use it for an outdoor tablecloth, lots of yardage, some of it has been cut away, but I have more than enough to work with.

    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

    A couple of table runners…

    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

    And lastly, this cool woven bag.  Previously sold at Ann Taylor for much much more than I paid for it.  It will either be a knitting bag, or more likely a pool bag.

    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

     

     
    • Diane Hamilton 5:55 pm on March 13, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Looks like a fun day shopping for a great cause. I love batiks!

      Liked by 1 person

  • knitting1105 8:09 pm on March 10, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Contradictions 

    My current 2 projects are an exercise in contradiction.  Many of my fellow knitters are somewhere in the middle of my 2 extremes.  I love, love, love a complicated Fair Isle.  At the same time, miles and miles of repetitive garter stitch are very calming and appealing.

    My more challenging knitting at the moment :

    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

    Poodle Mittens

    And my Zen knitting.

    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

    Garter Stitch Shawl

    Each for a different mindset.

     
    • Michelle 7:30 am on March 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Beautiful work. Is that little Lloyd I see ?

      Liked by 1 person

      • knitting1105 7:21 pm on March 18, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Yes, Little Lloyd. Miss him so…

        Like

  • knitting1105 5:22 pm on March 8, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    For the love of a Yarn 

    Isager Wool 1 had been in deep hibernation in my stash until I recently made the Dawn shawl for a fundraiser.  Working on that shawl reminded me of how much I loved the yarn, and why I had extra of it in the first place.  A couple of inquiries had come recently from Ravelry to purchase some of my Wool 1 stash, but it was about the same time that I started knitting with it again.  I was so happy to be working from my stash, and knitting with Wool 1, and revisiting my shawl book The Fine Line, led me to seek out this yarn again.  It was more expensive than I remembered (it had been a few years), then I found a sale…

    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

    New plus old, with a new project in mind.

    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

    A massive, multi-colored shawl:

    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

    An accent color is needed for this also.  These are the contenders:

    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

    As soon as I have a couple of the sections knit up I think that I will have a better idea of what will work.  The front runner right now is the fuchsia.

     

     
    • Diane Hamilton 11:12 pm on March 8, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Thank goodness for sales. Glad to see you are continuing to use up your stash. I can’t wait to see your work of art.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Helen 7:16 pm on March 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I would say the fuchsia would be a winner! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • knitting1105 6:32 pm on March 18, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        I agree, working on it right now!!! Thanks.

        Like

  • knitting1105 8:08 pm on March 3, 2016 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: ,   

    Procrastination 

    Many many times I complete the knitting portion of a garment, and it sits waiting and waiting to be finished, mainly sewn together.  Blocking to me is fun, but piecing a garment together is not, and I need to get over this.  Today I sat out all of the pieces for my Batwing Pullover.   I thought for sure that I would do it this afternoon, now it looks like tomorrow.

    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

    There are only 4 seams…

    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

    Then, I would get to knit the cowl, which looks fun.

     
    • Diane Hamilton 12:04 am on March 7, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      I can understand the piecing would not be as much fun as the knitting or the blocking to see the final project. Hope you get it done so we can see the finished project soon.

      Liked by 1 person

c
Compose new post
j
Next post/Next comment
k
Previous post/Previous comment
r
Reply
e
Edit
o
Show/Hide comments
t
Go to top
l
Go to login
h
Show/Hide help
shift + esc
Cancel