Monday, August 20, 2007

Catching up

This guy was knocking at the front door early one July morning.

Moth and my hand

The Highland Shawl from Folk Shawls is finished
finished 2 It really is pretty and the Otto Shadow worked so well. Just the right weight for a warm winter shawl. And extra nice, no problems with the pattern.

I've spent the past week working on the "really cute" hat in the new Vogue Knitting. Don't ask. I don't think it looked like the picture. It completly covered my face. I even GOT GAUGE!!! but on size US11 needles and they called for US9. Meh.

I'm making my own changes. Here it is so far. Vogue hat

Still a little big so I'll rip back. Notice I didn't cut off the skein. I'm learning. (Sorry about the fuzzy picture. It's hard to see through wool)

I'm teaching a neck down class at Ewe Knit Kits & Yarn. This promted me to pull out the sweater I began in the Spring.

It needs button bands, a collar, and a good blocking (this is what 6 months in a plastic bag will do to ya) and it'll be ready for winter. The color in the first picture is more true on my monitor.

top down sweater

What a nice surprise to log onto Vickie's blog and see several finished "Marys" and their recipients. (Her Aug 14 entry) I can't explain the feeling I get whenever I see on of my patterns "knit" by someone else. My insides do a happy dance!

Here's a sneak peak at "Julia"

1 comment:

Life's a Stitch said...

That guy looks like he could eat a shawl in one bite!

The shawl is beautiful,