Sunday, September 25, 2016

S is for SHAWL

Azzu's Shawl is off the needles and blocked out.

As you can see, I had "help"

This is the first time I've blocked anything.
I probably could have done a better job, but I think it will all fall out okay when it is dry.

I was excited to get it up on the blog,
even in its wonky unevenness!

I did not particularly like this yarn when I was knitting with it.
But, a good spa day....
and it's a whole new yarn.

It had a long soak in SOAK
and then a second soak in hair conditioner.

Now it is soft as a cloud.

This shawl will be PERFECT when the breezes blow chilly.


YARN:  Arauncania Ranco Solid   Colorway: 127  (I bought it at Tuesday Morning for $6.99)

PATTERN:  Azzu's Shawl - a free pattern on Ravelry



Saturday, September 24, 2016


There are EIGHT projects set aside in project bags.

One scarf
One shawl

and FIVE pair of socks in various states of completion.

The plan was to work on each in turn.

That was the plan until.....

...the shawl got just a dozen or so rows from being done.

I decided to work on just THIS until it is finished.

But, that isn't QUITE as simple as it sounds.

Each row is 2 to 4 stitches longer than the row before.

Those rows are pretty darn long now.

Stay tuned.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

What's New?

Happy fall, y'all!

What's new?

A new season and another new sock cast on.

This one is all about the fall.

I wish you could feel this yarn.

Oh my gosh ... it is so soft.
It knits up like a dream with beautiful stitch definition.
It slides off the needles like butter on a hot knife.

And, how could you NOT cast on this color on the first day of autumn.

This yarn is PERFECT in every way.


YARN:  Manos del Uruguay 'Alegria'


PATTERN:  Cascading Leaves by Jeanne Townsend

MODIFICATIONS:  The front of the leg (32 stitches) will have the Cascading Leaves pattern. The back of the leg (32 stitches) will be a 2 x 2 ribbing.