Monday, October 08, 2007

Juliet Fini

This was such a quick knit, Juliet from Zephyr Style ( The original pattern has 2 or 3 button going across the top, but I thought it looked to busy so I went with the single button closure. It makes a nice vest type sweater and I
wouldn't mind making another one with long sleeves for winter. The yarn I used has been in my stash for years and was slightly variegated in nice soft pastels, which would have been nice except that towards the end it started pooling. So out came the red food coloring and a bottle of vinegar and this is the result. I think it turned out pretty good for an amateur dye job.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Summer of lace and roses...

Another opera came and went in July and still no pictures, shame on me. This has been the summer of lace. I knit the Mystery Stole 3 project and I love the design, but wish I had knit more repeats to make it longer. I haven't taken any good photos of it yet. I will post pictures when I do. It is hard to get my photographer enthused, he can be so temperamental. I also knit Triinu Adreassen's shawl pattern and for this one I have pictures:
This was knit using Hand Maiden Silk Lace using a 3.5 mm (US 4) Addi Lace needle in a color called Pale Pink. The color inspiration for this shawl came from the photographer, who one day said "I think you should knit this shawl in that color" and pointed to the Angel Face rose (which smells like heaven, I might add) the one pictured in the first two photographs. I found this yarn at and the colors are glorious. Although it appears to be solid, it is not. It has subtle color variations that are magnificent, Hand Maiden does a wonderful job with their colors. This was a very fast knit, I didn't write down the dates, however it seems to me that it only took a few weeks to finish. I love the way this one turned out and I love the way the silk drapes. This was my first experience knitting with silk yarn and I love it. The pattern was a bit of a problem and quite expensive, but that's a whole other story that I won't get into right now. For anyone wanting to order this pattern, you can email Triinu at with Shawl Pattern in the subject line. She will email you a PayPal invoice (I think the price is $33.00 US for this pattern). After payment is made, she will mail the pattern (it took about one week).

Other exciting news on the knitting front is that my sister Brenda came for a two week visit and she did her first cast-on! Woo Hootin Hoo! Another knitter in the family will be fun.

This one's for you Brenda, Betty Boop in all her glory..