Saturday, September 24, 2011

Hexie Puff 7 - Shawls 0

Hexie Puffs 7 - Shawls 0

Yes, I've joined the swarm who are buzzing about

Seems the Queen Bee in this instance is
Tiny Owl Knits  Stephanie Dosen

You've seen and heard about these 'tiny wonders' all over the interweb.

The Tiny Owl Knits Rav group 
is more than 4,000 strong.

And, I know there are many, many more knitting these hexie puffies that aren't on this Rav group.

It's a simply wonderful way of knitting up those sock yarn scraps.

The happy aspect of this activity is that
every color and weight yarn is a candidate.

Caution:  these lovely puffies are addictive ! ! ! ! ! 

That's the reason behind the lack of progress on my shawls.  
They've had very little love showered on them this past week.

oh, oh, I know you want it!
here's the link to the Hexie Puff pattern

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From my Grandma's Postcard Scrapbook

Notre Dame Cathedral 
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from her brother Raymond


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Autumn Projects

Our Sycamores have been dropping leaves for more than a month now
and a just beginning turning to rusts and golds.

Crepe Myrtles have been in bloom since the beginning of August and are as lovely as ever.
This is the first year they've come into their own.
Nature must have treated them just so.

These bee Sedum.
Have I told you how much I love my Sedum  ?
They reward me from the time they break ground first thing in the Spring,
blooming during the summer,
fading to a beautiful brown for the winter months,
and acting as snow catchers in January and February
looking as though there's a flowerbed of snow flowers.

If I'm not mistaken DD#2 mentioned just last week that these are her most favorite flowers.
Isn't that so, sweetie?

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Guess you wanna know
What's In The Bag

First off is
designed by Stephen West 

Knit in 
Knit Picks Bare
Superwash Wool and Nylon
in a fingering weight
size 8 circular needle
What?????   Size 8 ! ! ! ! ! 
First time in a very, very long time that I've knit with any needle this large.

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What with Autumn here and cooler weather approaching
another shawlette is on the needles

Woooeeee ! ! 

Love these colors! 
Love the yarn !

in the Bounce base of 
80% Merino, 20% nylon
4-ply fingering
Storm Grey

This shawlette is designed by Kate Elsa
named such by Kate after
Multnomah County, Oregon


enjoy this beautiful time of year,

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Finished Cool Weather Goodies

designed by

It was my very first time 808 yards was used in one project.
Wowzerrs ! ! ! ! 

I love the way it looks against my Salsa Red car.

Just so you can get an idea how big an 808-yard shawl can get


I like to keep my ears warm when that North Wind blows
So, I knit this

A view from the top

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and then
just because I can
I knit this Cowl

This pattern is in
Wendy D Johnson's newest book
from the same book

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Both the Hurricane Hat and Elizabeth's cowl
were knit from
kettle-dyed 100% Merino Wool

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I notice that there's a big color difference in
these photos
and will not even attempt to correct it at this point.
I want to get this posted . . NOW!


Friday, September 2, 2011

Finished My Wish Shawl

Finished ! ! ! 
designed by La La's Knits 

Yarn:  The Sanguine Gryphon - Bugga - Green Long-legged Fly
The Loopy Ewe - Solid Series - Butterscotch

That's it, that's all.  
This shawl concludes my summer knitting.

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I've posted my photo to The Loopy Ewe's Photo Gallery and once the photos are published you'll be able to see all of 
the Camp Loopy Project Three entries.
Hundreds upon hundreds of items knitted [some crocheted] and entered.
In the meantime, why not take a look at Project One and Project Two in the Photo Gallery 


Have already begun to think of autumn now that I've two shawls 
as a result of The Loopy Ewe's Camp Loopy

In prep for fall knitting several projects have been 'frogged'.
The yarn re-wound and awaiting it's opportunity to become some finished project soon.

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