Saturday, June 23, 2007

Scarf is Finished

I am very pleased to report that I have finished my Multi-Directional Scarf from the book Modular Knits by Iris Schreier. I used Patons SWS in the color "geranium". Here is a picture of the finished scarf.

Our knitting guild had a program on mitered squares knitting the other night with the idea of members knitting the Cottage Creation's pattern called Rambling Rows Jacket. I have had the pattern leaflet for several years and do plan to knit one of those soon. In the meantime, I knitted a mitered square dishcloth.

I needed a mindless knitting project for a ride in the car today so started another fancy/warm scarf for a battered women's shelter. This one is using one strand of Lion Brand Boucle in "Taffy" and one strand of Lion Brand Fun Fur in "Soft Yellow". I just love the way the colors of the Taffy are popping out. I am knitting it on a size 19 needles using 10 stitches. I will just knit till one of the skeins runs out.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

FO's and Answers

First I want to thank all of you who visited my blog and left such nice comments. That is so encouraging. I'll try to answer a couple of the questions that were left. The Shapely Shawlette is a purchased pattern. It is "Simply Garter - A Shapely Shawlette" and the designer is Judy Pascale. I am knitting this with Koigu Painter's Palette Merino. The ribbon scarf being knitted with the square needles is just the basic drop stitch pattern. I am knitting 4 rows, then knitting the next row wrapping each stitch twice. Then I knit a row dropping the wraps.

Now for the FO's. I finished the monthly KAL cloth (in blue). It is called "Moss Ivy Facecloth" and is designed by Janet Nogle, the moderator for the Monthly Dishcloth Group. I also finished the hot pink cloth, Emily's Building Blocks. Photos below of the finished cloths.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Some WIP's

This is my first attempt at blogging. I enjoy reading other knitting blogs to see what projects are on the needles or completed so decided to jump in and try my own blog. I think that perhaps this will make me more accountable for what stays on the needles and what actually gets finished. I have several WIP's right now and some are older than others. I am going to try posting some pictures of these now.

First is the Shapely Shawlette. That is my oldest WIP and I really would like to finish this one.
Next is my multi-directional scarf from the book, Modular Knitting. I am using Paton's SWS yarn for this in color "geranium". Very nice to work with and I am also close to finishing this.

Next WIP is a ribbon scarf for me I am using square needles to knit this scarf and really like the feel with the very slippery ribbon yarn.
Also on the needles now, but soon to be finished since they are instant-gratification knitting are two washcloths. The hot pink one is called Emily's Building Blocks and was designed by an internet friend for DishClothsRUs. The blue one is the June mid-month KAL on the Monthly Dishcloth list on yahoogroups.