Friday, November 10, 2006

Curly Toe Stocking

Pattern by my friend Patricia (I'm trying to convince her to sell it) and yarn by Gjestral Naturgarn (bought from over a year ago). Knit on size 13 needles.

Big picture before feling...

Big picture after felting...

Close up before felting...

Close up after felting...

Shoalwater Shawl

I love the way this shawl turned out. It was a gift for my mother for her birthday and she loves it too. I wish I had remembered to take my camera so I would have a picture of her wearing it, but I forgot. Maybe I can get one next time I see her and update the post.

Anyway.... I used the Shoalwater Shawl pattern from Fiber Trends written by Evelyn Clark (once again - I LOVE her pattern!). I used KnitPicks Memories yarn in Yukon and I was suprised and how closley the colors resembled the pattern! I used my KnitPicks Options needles in size 7. The only modification I did to the pattern was that I did not do the I-Cord edge for the top. I did the picot bind off - and fell in love! I can't wait to use that bind-off again.

Anyway - here are the pictures...

Weird angle of the shawl being blocked:

Shawl on the kitchen table....

Close up of the picot bind off...

Monday, June 19, 2006

4 Wool Drive

You've got to see it to believe it.,,2-2006270608,00.html

HERE’S a sports car you could pullover very smartly in — a Ferrari knitted from WOOL.
Art student Lauren Porter spent ten months making the full-size replica using 12 MILES of yarn.
The car, a cross between a Testarossa and a 355, is made of more than 250 squares over a steel frame and the horse badge is hand-embroidered.

Saturday, June 17, 2006


I'm gobsmacked! My friends Bryan and Patricia surprised me with a baby sheep today for my birthday. Gobsmacked I tell you! I came home from fishing w/ my hubbie and my dad and found a book on raising sheep. What the... I thought. Then I looked out into the field and there she was with a purple bow tied around her neck. What a little angel she is. I promise there will be more posts soon (probably all on my other blog Straight Up Acres) with more pictures.

Flower Basket Lace Shawl

Whew - my first lace project is finished! I LOVE this shawl. The pattern was great, it was fun to knit and very exciting to watch it transform (especially after blocking). I highly reccomend this pattern. I did the Flower Basket Lace Shawl from Fiber Trends in Knit Picks Color Your Own fingering weight yarn with I dyed with Rit Dye colors pink and brown.


Blocking (using some metal rods I picked up at Home Depot):



Me trying it on: