Sunday, July 29, 2007

Forest Canopy Shoulder Shawl

Fun knit. I really like Mountain Colors yarn. I have another skein in the stash and will have to make something with it.

My mother has claimed the Faroese for her birthday in November. She mentioned she liked it when it was blocking so I had her try it on this weekend. Then I asked her what color and she said like the one she had on so she will get that one. I pulled some Schaefer yarn out of the stash and will make mine out of that.

I joined the Hanami knit a long and the Bee Fields shawl knit along. I am going to be very busy with lace. I still have to cast on a vest for my mother. She may get it for Christmas since she is getting the shawl for her birthday.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Faroese Shawlet

This is the Faroese Shawlet by Claudia at Countrywool. I loved knitting it. The yarn is Mountain Colors Mountain Goat. It was my main project at the knitting retreat and I finished it up when I got home. I had one brief period of frustration that turned out to be my counting skills at night. It was a duh moment when I looked at it again when I was alone and it was fine. I took it off the blocking board today to make room for the Forest Canopy Shoulder Shawl that is one their now.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Yarns Down Under Knitting Retreat

I spent the 12th through the 15th at the Cave Hill Resort in Moodus, CT. The weather was perfect for sitting by the pool or in the shade, knitting and chatting. Saturday, Ann Hood came and gave a talk and signed her book, "The Knitting Circle". She was very nice and actually had the same knitting bag as me in a different color. Lots of shopping was done on Sunday and I should just admit that my Knit From Stash plan has just about ended. It has kept me from random shopping for the most part and I have plans for everything that I buy so that is a good thing to come out of it.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Mystery Stole 3 - Clue 1

Clue 1 is done. I started it over and used lifelines. Had to tink back one row once and then another time, I just ripped till the lifeline. With the knitting vacation at the end of next week, I probably won't get more than ten rows of Clue 2 done this week. On the 16th, I will download Clue 3 and then try to catch up or just plug along at my own pace.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Prada the Pug

This is Prada the Pug. She belongs to my friend Sherry who works at my favorite yarn shop in Deep River, CT. She is about 10 weeks old now. Sherry's daughter has a fawn colored pug named Pia. Prada is adorable.

Not much knitting going on. I started MS3 and was almost done with chart A when the phone rang just as I was about to place a bead. I dropped a stitch and just couldn't get it picked up right so ripped it all out. I started again with my alternate beads which show up a little more. I have to be completely alone and in good light to work on lace weight dark green yarn.

I also started the Forest Canapy Shoulder Shawl and I love it. Lace on size 8's is much easier on my eyes.

I am off from work till Thursday and I hope to get some packing done for my knitting retreat next week July 12 - 15th. I am trying to figure out what to bring knitting wise, how many projects, etc.

I won't be bringing MS3 as I wouldn't be able to concentrate on that there. The plan so far is to bring socks ( I want to learn how to make them) and maybe a vest for my mother plus the Forest Canopy. I will probably throw in a charity hat when I don't really need to concentrate and can just knit away.