Saturday, July 31, 2010

A little mystery, called Ludivine.

This is a package I received today and I love it. I got it because I joined a mystery KAL on Ravelry by Shalimar yarns. It wasn't necessary to use any particular colour of Shalimar yarn, but to participate you have to use Zoe sock yarn by Shalimar.
I just went ahead and ordered the suggested colour for my shawl, as I love this yarn!
With my yarn I got some extra goodies...

  1. a. a pattern, for the lovely "Heike Shawlette" by Linda Minnick. (This is not the 'mystery' pattern.)
  2. b. beads

c. a sachet of lavender

d. and of course...a gorgeous skein of Zoe sock yarn. (The pic doesn't do the colour justice!)

We will all start getting clues for the shawl on August 1st...I can't wait. I'm hoping to be able to work on both Sarah's cardi and the shawl, fingers crossed I'm not being overly ambitious..we'll see!

Happy knitting everyone.


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A little progress.

Just wanted to show how Sarah's? sweater is progressing. I hope it isn't too small but I do have a big question about the size. My gauge however is spot on!
I love this yarn, but I do have to alternate skeins every couple of rows because with the yarn having been kettle dyed, the colour variations are very pronounced.
If you haven't figured out by now, 'tho I imagine you have...this is 'Mr. Greenjeans' with an extra cable twist and no rib pattern on the bottom. Honestly, I read the instructions wrong and was too far along before I looked at a picture and realised mine just wasn't right...thank goodness Sarah loves cables!
I also added a little mock twist on the 2 sts between the raglan increases and decreases. I'm loving how it looks so far!
Happy knitting everyone.
P.S. My Mother died a year ago today, so I'll raise my glass and say..."Here's to you Mary, miss you lots."

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Going green!

Okay...I know you thought I was going to talk about reducing my carbon footprint but instead this post is all about the colour green. Oh, well, I hope you'll read on.
I knit these beads for Barbara, one of my knitting friends from our "Saturday-stitch-n-sip" group.
This pattern is from
The beads are knit using DMC embroidery floss on Sz#0 needles. I choose to add glass beads and finished the necklace with an I-cord ribbon and toggle clasp.
These beads are deceptively easy and fun to do. I used different shades of green and now I find Barbara loves pastels...(hee hee!)...I should have asked.
The bowl of green yarn is for Sarah's cardigan. I love using "Nature Wool" yarn! I just hope she likes green...but who knows!
I hope she likes the pattern I've chosen and most importantly I hope it fits, although the 'Grand Poobah' says the cardi will fit someone...and you know he's so right!
I hope you're all enjoying summer.
Happy knitting.