Friday, September 18, 2009

Finally some FO's!

I've been knitting, but haven't felt the satisfaction of completed projects. That changed yesterday. I was able to get the Simple Yet Effective Shawl that I was knitting up using the Schaefer Yarns, Anne colorway Toni Morrison that I won in a contest on Judy Becker's blog around Christmas last year. It had I think languished in her stash and she opted to find it a new home. I tried it out in the Woodland Shawl pattern but the short color changes were causing the actual pattern to be lost. So the search was on for a pattern that the short color sequences wouldn't overwhelm the pattern, so the Simple Yet Effective Shawl. It's going into the Christmas gift pile destined for a new home in the Bay Area with the step-mother-in-law.

It blocked out to a nice 32x62 inches and covers the back and comes to the front nicely. It can also be wrapped and worn more around the neck. I think it will keep anyone nice and warm with the mohair content.

I also finished up the scarf store sample for Knit-Purl. It's the Transverse Scarf by Miriam Felton. The yarn is Habu Textiles N-6B Konnyaku Sizing Silk in color #2 (khaki). One of the four skeins didn't take the dye as well and I had to figure out a way not to have it glaringly obvious. The pattern is fairly simple to do, but I found that I could only do two or three chart repeats before my brain started to wander and I made mistakes. Otherwise this would have been done much sooner! It blocks nicely and I think the soak helped round the silk a bit.

Tonight it all about getting all the paraphernalia all gathered together so that its not too difficult to get to the site tomorrow bright and early. Chair, wheel, 20 bags of Goodies, back pillow, catalogs, and anything else I think of between now and bedtime. I'd also like to see if I can finish up one of the bobbins of Cormo/Silk that I've been working on. Just a bit more to go to finish off 3.5 ounces of fiber. (Still have another 3.5 ounces to spin up, not sure if I'll get it done before OFFF though!)

We have Cedi and Nickel for the weekend again. Greta is off to Coeur D'Alene, Idaho for another Flyball Tournament.  


  1. I love the scarf! It blocked out beautifully. The shawl, too.

    Thanks for organizing the morning!

  2. Thanks Michele! Wait until you see the next scarf. It's with Handmaiden flax - very textural, but shiny. You're coming along with the spinning!