November 22, 2008

Home stretch

Shetland triangle shawl #2 is nearly done.

Nearly done

I can definately see the end of what was a 170 gram skein of Evilla lace yarn.

I'm so looking forward to blocking this shaw. The stiff Evilla is really giving the work in progress that "egg carton lace" look on the wrong side.

"egg carton lace"

And the right side reminds me of waves on a stormy sea.

Waves of blue wool

Two more nights of knitting and I think this baby is done.

November 19, 2008

My new best friend

I'm so happy with this, I keep it by my side in the sofa instead of my loved ones... It's so soft, and shiny, and warm!

Shetland triangle shawl

How could i not love this? It's silk, merino and purple, three of the best things in my world. (Ravelrized)

I've started a sibling for it that's a bit "rougher around the edges". Blue and gray Evilla Artyarn. Now there's a scratchy surprice. It does not feel so bad in the skein, but knitting with it is very twine like. I hope it softens up considerably when it's washed. Why else would so many people claim to love this yarn?

I've been working on the second shawl like a crazy person. There is just too much happening at work these days and I definately feel like I need all the "knitting yoga" and "stitch mantras" I can get when I come home.
(I can spell Martti Ahtisaari without using a cheat sheet already. Crazy, I never thought I'd be able to do that.) Busy work days is also why I've not been blogging as much as I'd like recently. All will be better after December 10th!

November 09, 2008

Oh, come on! Stand still already...

M, hockneyized

50 pictures taken, 3 ended up being reasonably unfuzzy and useable.

Point one: I really need a new camera
Point two: How do I explain to her that she is way cuter standing still than jumping and squirming all over the place?

The chullo took one evening to crochet, and a week to photograph. Go figure...

(It's the Seija hat again, same as in this post, but with very different yarn and hook. M has been using it every day at school for the past week. She loves it:)

November 02, 2008

The colour of baby...

... poop!

One Skein Scarf

The general idea and construction of this scarf is good (I know a couple of things I'll change if I ever do this again). The yarn is not the worst kind of yarn either. The colour though... Eeeeewwwwww!

I managed to hook my way through one and a half skein of this. I do not know one person who would look good in this colour. I'm thinking a statue would look ok in it though (a nice contrast to their often greenish brown bronze colour) so it goes into my pile of By:garn knit tagging stuff.

If you cannot see the horridness of this colour it's probably the pink border around the picture tiles that throws it all off. You can click your way on to my flickr to see it without the pink. If you still think you'd love this colour please let me know and I'll send you the remaining yarn if you like.