Thursday, July 29, 2010

Finished shawl

Triangle shawl, stockinette stitch, mixed fibers, size 11 wood cable needle, 32 in.  approx. 72 in wide, 20 in long at peak

This is another of the wonderful things inspired by a gift of stash from Elizabeth.  She destashed to the tune of three bags and I have been having quite a blast with the yarns since then.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

In the studio - fall boa

Boa, approximately 65 inches in length; mixed fibers: wool, cotton, silk, linen, acrylic, angora, nylon, rayon, polyester, metallic; linen stitch; size 10 wood needles, 10 in. approx

Quite the pile!  This scarf is 11 stitches wide, with fringe at the end of each row approximately 3 inches long.  There is a different yarn each row and I used more than 30 yarns to compose the fabric, most of which are deep oranges and browns.

I began it last fall and put is aside in favor of other projects.  Yesterday I rediscovered it and had to collect the three bags of yarn together again in order to make the last part similar to the first.  I used a method of selecting a "base" color.  I used this color approximately every 3rd row in order to provide a base color upon which to build the remendous variety of other colors.  It tends to unify the fabric in spite of the more than 30 colors and textures which are incorporated.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

In the studio - shawl/scarf

Shawl/scarf, seed stitch, mixed fibers: silk, cotton, nylon, mohair, rayon, wool, size 11 aluminum cable needle, 32 in.

I started a few of these loosely-knit, very wide scarves that can also be a somewhat narrow shawl in a pinch.  This one is inspired by gifts of beautiful yarns from my dear friend Elizabeth.  It's bright and fuzzy,

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Yes, I HAVE been knitting and crocheting

Finished shawl/scarf , mixed fibers, seed stitch, size 13 cable needle, 24in

This is an earlier stage of the piece below.

I'm really liking this "coin" edge bauble.

This is the completed scarf from a recent entry.