once in a while, upon completion of a rather large and time consuming knitting project (this one), i feel a little lost. what to make now? this time it didn't take much thinking or searching...my sister had invited me on a (surprise) trip to alaska, and she would need a new scarf!
she loved it and wore it nearly everyday! well, if i were to tell the truth, she didn't have another scarf to wear, hee hee. but she did love it and was happily warm. so i was too. :)
pattern: kidsilk haze stripe mitered square scarf by nancy kleiber
yarn: one ball of rowan kidsilk haze stripe (colors by kaffe fassett) in the color #201, to make a scarf seventy inches long and ten inches wide
joy: seeing your sister comfortable and cute, priceless
soon as we were back home from alaska, my local knitting, quilting shop asked if i'd make some samples for their newly redecorated knitting room...
yarn: noro silk garden, color # 84
i loved making this, it was like knitting a puzzle, triangle to point, pick up stitches and begin again
then roxanne, the lovely shop owner asked if i'd knit this kit...
sequins, and with silk lace weight yarn. there was a hand dyed ball of bamboo silk in a heavier weight also. it was all very nice, but oh so slippery! i learned a thing while knitting with this material...
using an old spool, i wound the (unwilling) thread sequin mess onto it. i'm sorry to say an old book was harmed with this technique as i couldn't find a piece of wood to accommodate. a nail was hammered into the book, the spool slipped over the nail and happy happy joy joy, it worked. the shawl was then my friend again and completed in no time!
pattern: zephyr's shawl
designed by: lauren scarpo from country yarns in wallingford ct.
kit: version #2
the modular neck wrap is at home here
the noro wall (love)
if you are planning a visit to carpinteria, you might like to make a trip to roxanne's ~ a wish and a dream
i love this shop!
this hat was made for matt. matt was here this week from nyc, he came with my daughter, for a visit. his first time to california. my girl said, momma, can we make matt a hat? which, although she knows how to knit, meant, can i make a hat for matt. with pleasure
pattern: basic beanies by paton (you will have to register to access the pattern)
wool: local alpaca
like to review newly released knitting ebooks, yes! the books i chose were, knitting for baby, viva poncho and knitting 24/7
from liz at open road media:
At Open Road Media, we’re working around the movement that increasing numbers of knitters want to be able to read patterns and instructions on their ereaders, tablets, and smartphones—especially those who knit during their commutes or who carry their knitting projects with them, and don’t want to have to use knitting needles to hold their page in a print book while they’re knitting on the go. For those just learning to knit, having knitting ebooks on their gadget of choice helps them use their idle time to learn more about knitting!
i love all three of these new to me books, there is a wide selection of patterns, and there is something for everyone at every skill level. i'm excited to have these books of patterns on my ipad now, i'm imagining only how difficult it will be to choose which to make first. open roads media has generously offered one digital copy of knitting 24/7 to giveaway! if you would like a chance to win, please leave a comment letting me know. random number generator will help choose a name on october 1st. thank you for reading and good luck!xxx lori
joining with yarn along again here