Thursday, August 26, 2010

Garter Love!

I just finished a new shawl!

It's the Multnomah shawl:

Garter Love Shawl

Pattern: Multnomah by Kate Flagg
Yarn: fingering weight Louet base dyed by Sarah and I!
Needles: Size US 6
Mods: none

This is a awesome mindless knit - especially the garter stitch part because there's absolutely no purling! You don't really have to look at what you're doing until you reach the feather and fan section.

Garter Love Shawl

Garter Love Shawl

This was such a quick and easy knit - I may have to knit another one!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


I'm back in New Orleans for work this week. It's hot and muggy and rainy and sunny all at the same time.

I just love the architecture and style of this city. I had the opportunity to take a co worker around the French quarter for the first time and see their reaction. It was like reliving my first trip.

Here are some pics for your enjoyment.












Friday, August 06, 2010

Handspun makes it better

Long overdo knitting update! I haven't been knitting much but I have finished a few things lately. I think almost everything I've been knitting lately has been with handspun. Will I ever be able to knit with regular yarn again!?

Most recently I knit this hat:

Wurm hat

Pattern: Wurm by katushika
Yarn: Handspun dyed by Woolgatherings
Needles: Size 4 and 6 US
Mods: Knit 2 purl rows and 7 knit rows instead of 5 and 4 and only knit 6 repeats.

I also finished this shawl:

Annis shawl

Pattern: Annis by Suzanna IC
Yarn: My hand-dyed handspun yarn
Needles: Size 9 and 10 US
Mods: none

Earlier this year I knit these socks:

Fat Cat Handspun socks

Fat Cat Handspun socks

Pattern: Plain socks
Yarn: Fat Cat hand spun
Needles: Size 2 US

The one non hand spun item I finished are these Trekking socks:

Trekking socks

Pattern: plain socks
Yarn: Trekking
Needles: Size 2 US

I'm thinking about designing a shawl for this contest. I guess I have to get spinning in order to be ready in time!