Thursday, May 22, 2008


I have been keeping myself busy whipping up a nice warm sweater out of Malabrigo Merino Worsted. This is my first time using this yarn, and I'm very pleased (except when it's 100 degrees out!).

Check it out:

This colorway is Rich Chocolate. I've seen a lot of variations in it on other people's blogs, and I'm happy with the version I got. It's a rich brown, with hints of pink and gold shading. The color isn't quite variegated, but still has a lot of interest.

I've finished all the pieces of the Sienna Cardigan and am ready to seam it and add the collar. I like the simple yet interesting cable along the fronts:

As you can see, I added shaping to the waist that isn't there in the pattern. It appears to hit me just right, so I hope it looks good in the finished product. It will probably make its debut on Saturday, so stay tuned!

Thursday, May 01, 2008

My picnic blanket

This shawl is really quite big on me, even though it only measures 64" wide by 36" deep. I consider it my picnic blanket! I am happy because it is nice and warm and fuzzy, and should ward off air conditioning quite well.

Also, some more garden pics:

Bee Shawl takes wing!

I finished my Bee Fields shawl yesterday and blocked it. Here are some blocking shots:

It starts with a little edging:

Then a beehive:

Now bees swarm from the hive:

Into the fields where they enjoy summer's bounty:

Full view:

This shawl is by Anne Hanson of Knitspot, a true lace genius. It is the first lace I have done with pattern stitches on both sides, which definitely got interesting! I think it is the most difficult project I have done so far.

The yarn is the Wooly Wonka laceweight merino in Tupelo Gold, a beautiful blend of yellows and grassy greens. I used size 4 Addi Lace needles.

Pictures of the shawl in action to come, once Daniel gets home from work!

I think spring has finally made it to southern Oregon! I was inspired by the beautiful blossoms right outside my house.