Suddenly I have a dozen little projects! The shawl project is started. 1 down, 28.5 to go (I’m around halfway with #2). Though I’m not going to rush through that one. If it takes all year, it does. There’s no need to hurry at all. I have a new felting experiment to share, a little… Continue reading Projects, Projects Everywhere!
Last week I started on a project to work through Exploring Shawl Shapes by Elizabeth Lovick. I started with #1, Tip Up Triangle shawl, which went fine, but wanted to try doing a stockinette background instead of garter. And here they both are! The original version is on the right, the stockinette is on the… Continue reading 1st Mini-Shawl, Version 2
My Find Your Fade shawl is quickly becoming one of my longer running projects – but that’s fair because this thing is huge! I took it along with me on our trip to Seward, which gave me two hours of car time each way, plus some time in the evenings when we had settled in.… Continue reading Fading Along
Sorry for the radio silence the last couple of days – we went for a weekend adventure in Seward! Seward is a couple hour drive from Anchorage, and is one of the weekend getaway destinations we like to head to once or twice a year or so. Also sorry that this is going to be… Continue reading Short Adventure Weekend
So, as it turns out, when you block a thing correctly, it looks much better than when you don’t. For example: Admittedly, the difference may also have something to do with not positioning your lace work on a bright, busy, distracting souvenir dish towel. Live and learn! I am still going to try it as… Continue reading Blocking is Magic!
Slightly less than a year ago, I finished a pair of socks that feature the Loch Ness monster and are done in sparkly gradient yarn. I was pretty excited, because who doesn’t love Nessie? And sparkly gradient yarn? And then I tried them on. WAY too big. They were top down, so I couldn’t really… Continue reading Nessie to the Frog Pond
A little while ago, I mentioned thinking about working my way through a book on shawl shapes where the projects are all (or mostly) mini-shawls. Well, I finally got started. This is pattern #1 in the book – Tip Up Triangle Shawl. The name pretty much says it all. You start at the tip and… Continue reading 1st Mini-Shawl is Done