OK so I haven't been feeling up to par lately and life's challenges were starting to get to me a bit ( if you read my last post you know what I mean if you didn't no biggie don't bother looking I deleted it sounded to much of a downer when I reread it) Anyway thank goodness I am on vacation for the these next five days. Hopefully will be able to rest,knit, and recover from whatever has decided to make me feel ill (cold,flu,allergy's who knows). This evening though with the help of my DD's I was able to take some new pictures. Since teenagers being what they are for mommies who want to take pictures late in the evening I couldn't take any face shots. So let the pictures begin.
The Convertible Shawl finally got blocked
Pattern: Convertible by Rebecca Hatcher
Yarn: Knit Picks Shadow Kettle Dyed in Jay
Needle Size: US 6/ 4.00mm
This turnout bigger than I thought. Though the picture does not do justice to the pattern or the yarn will take another picture when it drys and in better light.
During one of my need for comfort knitting moods and after reading Katie's blog I found this pattern. Model by my DD
View of the back
Pattern : Boneyard Shawl by Stephen West
Yarn: Knit Picks City Tweed in Orca (love, love, love this yarn by the way)
Needle Size: US 101/2 / 6.5mm
Can you believe that was only two skeins? Of course DD is smaller than mommy but still.
Now what to go with this comfy shawl? Why comfy fingerless of course because you can never have to much City Tweed.
Of course I have bigger hands than her too.
Pattern: Ritzy by Katya Frankel
Yarn: Knit Picks City Tweed in Orca
Needles: US 4 / 3.5mm
Now I don't think these are in any kind of order but I do know that this scarf had to be knit before class color day for my DD plenty of yarn in the stash but wasn't sure if I was going to get it done on time. Luckily I did and she loves it. Oh and she didn't get to hot in it since it was cooler that day.
Can you believe how big it turn out and she hasn't even let me block it yet! She was afraid it wouldn't dry on time.
Pattern: First Impression Scarf by Iris Schreier in the book Reversible Knits
Yarn: Sensations Kasmira in Blue
Needle Size: US 8 / 5.0mm
I want to knit one for me.
Another had to get done by a deadline knitting project was my DD birthday present. She loved my Ritzy so I quickly knitted her a pair. Only challenge was trying to not have her see me knitting them.Morning coffee knitting time and work break time help me make this deadline. I so would have knitted hers in City Tweed too if I was able to get the yarn in time but how was I to know she would love them. She is very happy with her pair though. Its soft she says but City Tweed is softer. Now for me this yarn was OK but there were some thick and thin spots it worked for this pattern (the slouchy look)and you really can't tell on the finished project. But for sweaters or anything were theres lots of lets say stockinette stitch I would definitely go with City Tweed. Does that make sense?
Pattern: Ritzy by Katya Frankel
Yarn: Queensland Collection Kathmandu DK
Needle Size: US 4 / 3.5 mm
See isn't this more fun then talking about colds,flu,allergy's and the challenges of work system upgrades. I thought so. Shall we continue??
Since we were retaking pictures I remembered I didn't take a picture of my DD wearing her scarf. Even though I still haven't sewn on the buttons yet, she found very creative ways to wear it until her mommy gets around to the buttons
Pattern: Brooklyn Hipster Scarf by Iris Schreier in the book Reversible Knits
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Lana D'Oro in Ruby
Needles: US 8 / 5.0mm
Here is her holiday version of wearing it. OK she didn't say that but when she showed it to me worn this way its what I automatically thought of.
Oh then there is
the emergency my ears are cold style.
OK that's all for now. Tomorrow I will show you what I have been working on.