Friday, February 10, 2012

Busy As Can Be

Okay, okay.
Maybe not all that busy.
But I have been having FUN ! ! 

I've joined a couple of KALs on Ravelry
so have been knitting right along.
opps, for those who don't know,
KALs are when a group Knits ALong together on a common project.

Oh, there are a number of links.  To follow the link,
just click on the colored text.

I've joined Diane at her Rav group

I chose to knit the Valentine Scarf

It's an easy pattern,
even if it's been slow going for me.
However, it's moving along.

You may recognize the yarn from my previous post.


Another KAL I've joined is at
We're knitting the

I'm using Malabrigo Lace Yarn
in Garnet.

It's a brownish-orange.
Kinda the color of a,
well, the color of a Garnet.

Honestly, the lace weight yarn is easier to work with than I originally thought.

I'm up to the Fourth Section of Five,
though I think I'll make it at least a couple of sections beyond that 
since it's still pretty much a shawlette size and I do have more yarn remaining,
guess I'll keep knitting 'til the yarn runs out.

It's designer,
Hilary Smith Callis
describes as such:
"notice a resemblance to a slice of citrus due to its semi-circular shape and increases subtly radiating from the center. With its bit of ruffle and ruching, "

Her description is spot on.


I couldn't leave the dye pot on the shelf,
had to pull it out
along with
three dyes:
brilliant yellow,
deep magenta
and bright aqua.

And came away with this:

This is what I've been up to, what about you?

oh, baby, it's cold outside.


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  1. Your blue hand-dyed is working up so nicely! And your second go looks like springtime!

    I love your Citron shawl . . . but wasn' that the yarn you bought for Adrift? LOL!

    1. Oh, Gail, it was BUT I changed the yarn choice to the purple color [34 cuarzo]
      I love the Adrift in the purple, though I haven't worked on it in a while. It's still out and handy but it has ended up at the end of the line.

  2. You know I do. It's a great blue. And I also love your next one too. I can't wait to see the next one after that too.

    1. Well, you know Kate, that dye pot is real handy

  3. Your latest dying turned out very nice. I bet you had fun with this one. Can't wait to see what you will make with it. Very nice eye candy.
    Keep those needles hot...

    1. Thanks, Betty.
      Dyeing is certain a new experience
      and, yes, I am enjoying it.

  4. I have been meaning to knit the Citron forever!!! I even bought Malabrigo Lace in Brillante (gorgeous!) just for this pattern but it hasn't been cast on yet. Yours looks so pretty ... it's inspiring me to push that little shawl up to the top of my queue! Have a great weekend!

    1. The Citron is rather easy to knit
      any mistakes are just 'design features'
      very forgivable pattern.
      This was in my queue for a time also, Evelyn

  5. I am going to blow my stash busting challenge and order Citron! I love, no, really love that color! I still don't know how you get it all done Gerry! Your dyed yarn reminds me of those candy necklaces I use to eat as a kid! It's a very happy yarn!
    Happy knitting!

    1. I am certainly which way this dyeing will take me, Tracey, but there is a wide variety.

  6. You are making great progress on Citron. It looks lovely. The Valentine shawl looks like it will take a long longer with the intricate pattern but it will be worth the time. Oh my, how on earth did you dye that yarn? I can't figure out how you got just little bits of color on the yarn. So glad you are enjoying that dyeing pot.

    1. One I get into the rhythm of this pattern
      it's certain to move right along.

  7. I LOVE that dyed yarn!!!!! Truly, how did you do that??? Can't wait to see it in person. The shawls are beautiful. I may have to try the Citron...

  8. I love the blue yarn for the Valentine Shawl. You have been knitting lots to get the Citron Shawl so big--it is truly different. I can't wait to see you wearing it. I, too, wonder how you got the many little bits of color in your dyed yarn. As usual, every one is beautiful!

    1. Each dye was applied spoonful by spoonful before being heat set.
      Wait til you see the size of the Citron, Anna Marie

  9. I love KALs! They help keep me motivated. That valentine shawl is lovely and a new one to me. Thanks for sharing it!

  10. Oh how pretty! I just love coming by here and seeing your projects.
    How you do so much is beyond me. I feel lazy when I visit you. lol
    Thanks honey for remembering me on this special day.
    I hope your day was filled with nothing but Love
    Love ya


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