Sunday, April 29, 2012

Wholehearted-ly Completed ! !

This was certainly a fun knit ! ! ! 

So much so I couldn't put it down.
The shawl used 462 yards of 
Knit Picks Stroll
in Queen Anne and Summer Blossoms.
It measures ~48" x 15" unblocked.

I didn't go with the Picot Edge/Bind Off called out in the pattern.
I prefer the I-cord bind off.

Thanks goes to 
for generously gifting this pattern to me,
to Evelyn - Project: Stash 
for hosting the kal

If you've a moment, click over to these two blogs,
much creative talent.

We've received more than an inch-and-a-half of rain since last night.
Thunder & Lightening

This will certainly encourage the lawn to grow!


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Monday, April 23, 2012

Quick Update on Wholehearted Shawl

This shawl is such a pleasure to knit.
It's the color as much as it is the pattern.
KnitPicks Stroll Tonal
superwash merino/nylon
Queen Anne
Summer Blossoms



Friday, April 20, 2012

Wholehearted Shawl

designed by Erika Flory
Has been gifted to me by 
the multi-talented Gail at today's agenda

In my Stash are two skeins of KnitPick's Stroll yarn.

This will be perfect ! !

Evelyn, the creative talent at Project:  Stash
is having a Wholehearted kal
and I'll be casting on my version this weekend.

She started the ball rolling when she learned
 the designer's daughter just recently lost her home in fire. The proceeds from the sale are going to help daughter to re-establish her household.

is also in on the fun.  Read her post.

You're more than welcome to join in.

Edited to include this link to
Project: Stash Wholehearted kal

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Knitting Update

Gemini's yoke.
A couple more increase rounds until
the sleeves will be put on waste yarn
and the body of the sweater will continue in the round.
It's off the needle and on waste yarn while I tried it on for size this morning.
Since this is my first sweater to get to this point I am anxious about the fit.
The neckline is looking like it may require a round or two of crochet so that it holds closer to my bod.
We'll see once it is soaked and blocked.

The 'Pink Sapphire' color is better represented here.
Reds and Pinks are so hard to capture the color.
Here's Aimee's wonderful Stitch Marker
that she made for her podcast kal giveaway.
It's being put to good use on this project.

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There's been alot of knitting put into 
Intagliata Henley this past week.

Regardless of all the stockinett knitting,
I sure love knitting this sweater.
Such a joy ! ! ! 
As you can see it's gettin' there.
It measures 14" from cast on to the top.
'The top' being the point in the pattern
where I get to start the Center Panel 

I'm excited ! ! ! ! 
Never thought I'd be knitting sweaters
and now ! ! ! ! 
I have three sweaters on the needles.
Intagliata Henley

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This skein of Lorna's Lace Solemate Black Purl
is next on a Size #1 needle

We've been getting rain ! ! ! ! 
1.5" on Friday-ish
3" on Saturday-ish
<.5" today - - - - ish
geez, ~5" of the stuff
I hope all of you are safe from the terrible weather going on in the middle of our country.
Stay safe.


Monday, April 9, 2012

Some Color ! !

Aren't they wonderful ! ! ! 

Second time they've bloomed for me since I brought them home last Fall.

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Hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend.
We did.

Had an Easter Day meal with younger daughter.
We ate out.  Are you surprized??? I think not,
you all know KP has been all but eliminated from my schedule.

Enjoyed our meal out with choice of 
Ham, Roast Pork, Fried Chicken.  
Quite a feast.

Daughter went home to mow her oh-so-tall lawn.

Hubby and I spent a relaxed afternoon doing
- - - - well, not much at all.

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What I did do was bring out several knitting project bags with 'works-in-stalled-out-progress'.

Here's the one that got a bit of attention yesterday.

Patriotic cuffs for a pair of fingerless mitts.
They'll match these sox.
Doubt these will be worn on the 4th of July.


yikes ! ! ! 
just heard we have frost/freeze warnings for 
early morning tomorrow and the next day.

bring out those wool sox ! ! ! ! ! 


Thursday, April 5, 2012

Wildberry by Vesper

Just in time to keep my feet warm 
during this cool snap here in mid-MO.

If you look closely, the 'star' increase method is the one I used for co and toe increases.
I like the way it gives a more rounded toe.
The spiraling increase distribute the increase stitches equally 'round the toe.

Vesper Self-Striping yarn is great.
It's a light fingering so I used a size #1 US to obtain my usual 8sts/inch gauge.
This gives a great fabric that gives good endurance to the sox.

Since these have the Afterthought Heel the striping was maintained more or less in sequence.

The same method as the toe increases was used in the heel decreases.  Again, decreases were equally distributed around the heel and using the same math the length of heel were equal to the length of the toe.

I used a Surprizingly Stretchy bind off at the cuff.
So simple to do - such a lovely way to end the sock.
This gives more than enough stretch to pass over the heel hinge area and have enough umph to keep the cuff snug around the leg.

? Does this last photo make my feet look l-o-n-g??
lol !


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blue 'cuz the temp is 49°F at 4:30 p.m.
Seems Google is agreeable this morning.

This Wollmeise Yarn color name is
Mond im 7. haus

translated it to read
Moon in the 7th House

Temp today just might be cool enough for me to wear this little piece of loveliness.


Knit a couple of rows on Intagliata.
It's more than just fun to knit!
I have visions of it finished into a super gorgeous sweater
sigh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

I can DREAM, can't I


Wildberry received the most attention last evening.

The Afterthought heels are looking pretty good.
They begin at the Pink stripe.
I knit the five pink rows and two red rows before I began the decreases.
The 60 stitches for this pair of sox was then divided into six decreases per row with a knit row or so before the next set of six decreases per row.
Aiming to have the total 
number of rows for this heel
to equal the total 
number increase rows at the toe.
My usual toe increase is ~2 ¼".

Planning to finish this pair this evening and wear them tomorrow.

Happy Feet  !!!

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Boneyard Shawlette

Finished the
Stephen West designed
Boneyard Shawl

YIKES ! ! ! 

So for today will post without pics
you just have to take my word

lol ! ! ! 

Boneyard was cast on March 29
and I finished, soaked, blocked
yesterday April 3rd
and photographed today

Isn't this exciting without photos????

Get back to ya tomorrow when my storage is ample.