Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Finished photos of my Daybreak Shawl. I'm really happy with the way this one came out! I love the colors, and the madelinetosh sock has great drape and stitch definition. In fact I'm wearing it right now!

Daybreak (10)

Hmm, do you think I'm a fan of grey and blue? ;)

Daybreak (11)

Also, I like the way the blocking shots came out. The soft light is so pretty.
Tosh Daybreak blocking

Monday, October 12, 2009


Wow, yeah... I'm a really inconsistent blogger. No surprise there I guess for anyone that knows me, I seem to have slight commitment issues!

Anyway, I have been knitting albeit at a much slower pace than earlier in the spring and summer.

Last week I finished a Multnomah Shawl in Wool Candy Meringue Merino, a scrummy squishy sock yarn with great colors.
Mine was in the colorway "Ice Cream"
Multnomah Shawl (7)

While I like the finished object a lot, I found the pattern a bit unclear in places, especially since I'd never worked feather and fan lace before. It all turned out in the end though!

Multnomah Shawl (5)

The weather has turned now, and it's been cold and clear, a nice change from the usual Seattle straight to Winter weather, though I've heard a Pacific front is moving in and we'll be getting wet for the rest of the week. In honor of the cold coming, I made a hat.

Turn a Square Hat

The pattern is Turn a Square by the amazingly talented Jared Flood (aka brooklyntweed). I used the always luscious Malabrigo worsted for the main color and a Fleece Artist test yarn given to me by the owner of my local yarn store, Little Knits. It came out pretty ginormous, and I spent some quality time with the dryer trying to felt and shrink it down so it would fit a normal human being. That said, it'll probably go to Mat for Christmas since he has the biggest head of anyone I know.

Finally, tonight I finished my Daybreak Shawl! This took me forever and a day since I found the striping section a bit boring. I love the colors though and I think the finished product will be really nice!

I haven't taken any finished photos since it hasn't blocked yet, but here's an in progress shot
Daybreak In Progress-Tosh Sock
It's made from Madelinetosh Sock in the colorways Tern and Thunderstorm.

I'm feeling a bit indecisive as to what to start next. I'm still working on the melody shawl I posted about in early September since it's kind of an in between project, but that's not the most exciting thing ever. Guess I'll have to check my queue, it's only a few hundred projects long!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Murder, She Wrote...

Recently I realized that netflix on demand is pretty much the best thing ever. I can watch shows I like (a little delayed, yes) without being tied to the tv or waiting for dvds in the mail. What's available is still limited, but they're adding more shows and movies all the time.

Last night I wanted something to watch while knitting and stumbled across the first season of Murder, She Wrote . I loved this show when I was younger (pre-cursor to my current obsession with crime dramas maybe?) though I don't remember most of them as I think I stopped watching before reaching my teens. I found the pilot episode and knit my way through it, working on my new shawl.

Indiecita Melody Shawl Heart (2)

I see many more nights knitting and watching this show in my future... they did make 12 seasons after all!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Lavender Melody

Friday I finally finished my second Melody Shawl, knit in Malabrigo lace in the colorway Lavanda. Today it's dry and ready for viewing!

Malabrigo Melody Shawl Lavanda (1)

I really love these shawls, they're such a perfect no think project. This was my second one, the first was also knit in Malabrigo lace, but in the colorway Rhodesian

Rhodesian Melody Shawl pre cutting

(Photo taken before cutting through the fringe). I love knitting stockinette in the round, it is so my happy place. So happy in fact, I've already cast on another one!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Stitch and Pitch

Thursday night in lieu of our normal knit night at Uptown Espresso (Home of the Velvet Foam), I went with some of my knitting girls to Stitch and Pitch at Safeco Field.

This was such a great experience! I loved seeing so many knitters all in one place, and most of the local yarn shops were representing as well! (I did not plan for this, and therefore ended up spending money on yarn that I did not need but immediately fell in love with...mmm Madelinetosh Sock!)

Also, I wore my fresh of the blocking wires Damson and I have to say, if you're ever in need of a confidence boost, wear a finished object knit out of a gorgeous yarn (Malabrigo sock) newly published and hugely popular. I was exclaimed over and petted all night, and it was great!

Unfortunately I did not watch much of the game... :)

Friday, August 28, 2009

Shawlette obsession and a return to blogging?

This summer has been the summer of the shawl for me (and many others on ravelry I've noticed). I've been obsessed and have knit quite a few.

Most recently Damson by Ysolde Teague (which I'm wearing right now to keep the chill off in my cold cold cubicle!)
Turner Damson Finished (2)

Before that it was a textured shawl. I think I'll be giving this one to my friend Kisha for her bridal shower this weekend. I love it, but I'm starting to think I may have too many triangular shawls for one person...
Silky Textured Shawl (1)

Before that it was Clothilde, which was a really fun knit. I ended up giving it to my mom when she came to visit right after her birthday. I always know she'll appreciate my handknits and that's the best kind of person to give them to.
Impressionist Sky Clothilde (3)

Before Clothilde I made Milkweed which I love and wear all the time. The squishy garter stitch makes it warm and cozy around my neck.
Milkweed shawl blocked

Before Milkweed was a Shetland Triangle for my friend and co-worker Barb. She had asked for a shawl after seeing my Ishbel back in March, with the only requirement that it was black.
Shetland Triangle (5)

I haven't used this blog much (ok at all), but I keep thinking I should try, and after seeing Kiersten's new life in Austin blog (Berry and Bramble)I was feeling inspired. Let's see if it sticks this time!