Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Lace Shawl #18

Lace Shawl #18 by Meg Swansen

I started this in 2006, but it got too messy because I could not "get" the pattern. lace…. 
But now, I was ready to try it again. 
I don’t really like lace, too much “thinking” and not good for TV watching, but I got to try again. 
Notes to self: 
do not knit lace at night! do not drink and lace, don't carry an important conversation while attempting lace.
After a few attempts again this year, I finally understood where I went wrong- it has to do with the last repeat of each section in the RS rows. the first one is correct, but 3,5,7 should say- * -* to X stitches before end of row, and now do the last repeat differently. 
it drove me crazy!!!
5/22-DONE! after washing and blocking, this is softer, but still not fluffy like alpaca. I think it will be nice and warm in fall and winter. 
US 9 - 5.5 mm

Friday, April 26, 2013

100 Hats from Stash!!!!!!!!

100 Hats from stash!
Started March 15th 2012 Finished April 30th 2013

25 hats went to Sandy victims or volunteers.
25 (in 2 batches) went to Hats for Sailors
7 went to Halos for Hope
Don’t remember how many went to friends and family.
And one or 2 for me….

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

10/100 hats from stash!

2012 is the year of de-clutter for me. I am totally committed to knit one hundred hats only from stash! here are the first 10! 10% down. 10/100 hats from stash!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Riihivilla Hat

Another project from stash!! I bought a mittens’ kit from Riihivilla (Riihivilla-natural dyeing, plants, mushrooms and pure finnsheep wool lovely to work with, and the subtle colors are amazing.) but I realized I am not in a mood for mitts, so went for a hat, with a liner band. The outside Pretty on the inside Music to my eyes Riihivilla hat "Riihivilla hat" top

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Tweeds of Spring

Tweeds from stash. US 7. PCO, Knit in the round following a Kaffe Fassett chart.Kitchner grafting- Priceless. Fun! Tweeds of  Spring Tweeds of  Spring Tweeds of  Spring Tweeds of  Spring Tweeds of  Spring Tweeds of  Spring

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Felted Tweed & Friends

Committed to knitting from stash! Rowan Felted Tweed DK Knit Picks City Tweed DK US 6 - 4.0 mm Based on the ships & seaside pattern. the final measurments- 8.5”x 48” all around, blocked. Love the way the felted tweed feels, especially after it blocked so nicely. great stitch definition, but still great drape. Very proud of my kitchner! Felted Tweed and Friends stripe party Felted Tweed and Friends stripe party Felted Tweed and Friends stripe party Felted Tweed and Friends stripe partyFelted Tweed and Friends stripe party

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Warming up to Mohair

For a long time pure Mohair was too itchy for me, byt the combination of Mohair and Silk can be lovely! Light and fluffy, soft as a cloud, and yet warm! This one in Rowan Kid Silk Haze Stripes (Kaffe Fasset colors), US 8 knit in the round and 3 needle BO with CO edge. Light as cloud Fluffy

Monday, December 05, 2011

At the Market

So many knits! My friends suggested I try to sell them, so, after much charity knitting, I am now selling at the GreenFlea market and on Etsy. Come and visit me on Sunday, 12/11 10-4, at GreenFlea, 76 street and Columbus Ave in NYC. Telling tales Market

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Dec 1 is World AIDS day!

December 1st, today is World AIDS Day! Donate some money, buy the (RED) products! Together we can beat it! World AIDS day

Friday, November 04, 2011

Cowls photography

Meet my dress form dummy- darling Clementine.... Great for photographing my knits for Etsy postings. meet my assisant

Sunday, October 30, 2011


A snow storm hit NYC yesterday, so of course I drifted into my LYS, in my hand spun hand knit hat, and Malabrigo cowl. What else is a knitter to do on a snowy Saturday in October??? Snowctober It's snowing, might as well drift into my LYS