Sunday, March 26, 2006

Scarf with sequins

Scarf, rib stitch, linen/cotton blend, sequins, size 9 cable needle

This yarn is almost antique, and they don't make it like this anymore. It's a thick and thin spin. I enjoy working with it, but I've come to the last skein now, after two of these thin, long scarves.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Finished poncho

Poncho, filet crochet, wool

This poncho is one that is a large rectangle.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Finished capelet

Capelet, mixed fibers, size 10, 16 in. cable needle, reverse stockinette stitch.

Do you get the idea that these things are fun to make? The Woodstock Wool Company co-owner Paul calls the patter a formula. Now that I've got the formula pretty much down pat, I'm playing with yarn combinations and having a ball! There's one more on the needle, and then I'm going to give it a rest - well...maybe until fall.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Finished capelet

Capelet, mixed fibers, size 10, 16 in. cable needle, reverse stockinette stitch

I enjoyed shifting to blues and lavenders and orchids with this capelet. I'm using the last of that shaggy yarn, I think it's called "squiggle", and I'm also finishing my stash of eyelash yarns.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Finished capelet

Capelet, mixed fibers, size 10, 24 in. cable needle, reverse stockinette stitch

I've been making these capelets with great enthusiasm. There are several I won't be able to photograph, but I decided to capture a few that I've been doing recently. They work up in a couple days of knitting. I'm back to my old tricks of using more than a dozen types of yarn in one piece. I keep shifting through my collection of yarns, using slightly different combinations for each capelet.

Sunday, March 12, 2006


Shawl, cotton chenille, garter stitch, one stitch added each row for triangle shape

This shawl is an "order" for a gift. I know the receiving party, and am doing special things for her. One special thing is a crochet fringe border.

I don't think chenille yarn does much other than just shed if you try to make the normal fringe, so the crochet maintains a similar effect without the down side.

A lot of time to knit

Ove the past four months I've had a lot of time to knit. It's been interesting to try to decide *what* to knit. I have been buying knitting magazines for inspiration and trying new stitches, and now that I've got the photo upload thing together, I'm about to go out with my camera and take photos of what I've been doing.

But in another medium, I've just finally purchased a book called The Art of Manipulating Fabric, and it's inspirational for anyone who works with textiles. I'm sure it's easy to find reviews, since the book has been out for a few years. It was one of those books that I've held in awe, and yet couldn't just *buy* outright.

Lorre-Bob sez check it out.

Saturday, March 11, 2006


Hat, yellows, mixed fibers

This is the first couple hats I knitted in Florida for the gallery up in Woodstock New York. I haven't been taking more photos because I haven't felt like doing the work of learning how to upload and post from Florida until now.

Friday, March 10, 2006

I'm baaaaaaack

I don't have the ability to upload pictures at the moment, but that'll be coming as soon as I can swing the technology.

My latest project is a large triangle shawl made in garter stitch with black cotton chenille yarn. It's dreamy.