Monday, July 21, 2008

Charlotte's Web Shawl


She's done...almost! It seems like it took forever and especially those last few rows. It still needs to be blocked, but I'm not sure when I'll get a chance to do that. I was originally planning to do that this coming weekend on the bed, but my husband is working night shift, so the bed will be occupied during the day.

Yarn is Socks That Rock mediumweight. Colors from top to bottom are Saratoga, Henpecked, Rooster Rock, Kaw Kaw, and Eggplanted. Because it turned out so large, I decided on just a simple single crochet border in the final color.

I did make a few modifications. The original pattern calls for 2 pattern repeats in color 1, then 2 repeats blending colors 1 and 2, then 2 repeats of color 2, etc. I did 4 repeats of colors 1, 2 and 3; 3 repeats of colors 4 and 5; and 2 repeats for the blending sections. And my border is much more simple than the original pattern (oh, and no fringe).

Now that this project is done, I can go back to focusing on my small projects (Hurray for socks!!).

Friday, July 11, 2008

Manitoba Morning Socks

I completed a pair of socks this week.

Manitoba Morning Socks

Pattern: Manitoba Morning from Northern Sunshine Designs
Yarn: Socks That Rock lightweight in Moss Agate

What's on my needles? Part 3 of 3

Finally....Part 3

Charlotte's Web. My first shawl. Since I generally consider myself a sock knitter, this is a huge project for me. It's been relatively easy (well, after I figured out the lace pattern) and I'm enjoying it. But, I don't expect I'll be knitting anything quite this big for a while after it's finished.

Charlotte's Web Shawl
Yarn is Socks That Rock mediumweight. Colors in this image are Saratoga, Henpecked, Rooster Rock, and the beginnings of Kaw Kaw. The fifth and final color will be Eggplanted.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

What's on my needles? Part 2 of 3

Socks. I've got 2 pair in the works right now. I usually like to only have 1 pair going at a time (it makes me feel like they get done faster). But I couldn't resist casting on a new pair to participate in the Spring Forward KAL in the Socks That Rawk group on Ravelry. But first, I give you Manitoba Morning.

I'm working on the second sock now. The pattern is from Northern Sunshine Designs. The yarn is Socks That Rock lightweight in Moss Agate. When I first wound the yarn, I was less than impressed with how the colors were playing together, but I'm loving how it's turning out.

Just getting started on these. Spring Forward from the Summer 2008 Knitty. Yarn is more Socks That Rock lightweight in Blarney Stone.

Stay tuned for Part 3 ~~ Charlotte's Web

Saturday, July 05, 2008

What's on my needles? Part 1 of 3

NOTE: This originally started out as 1 post, but it started getting too long, so I broke it up into 3 posts.

I feel like I haven't been knitting much lately. We had a couple of weekend day trips last month, as well as our vacation. But, I must be knitting sometime, because projects keep showing up on my needles.

Dishcloths. I'll admit it. I'm a Ballband junky. I've knit so many of these now, that I have the pattern memorized. I love having at least one of these on the needles at all times. It's the perfect project to pick up when I've got just a minute or two to knit (i.e., waiting for something or someone). It's also great when I feel like knitting but don't feel like thinking too much. The pic below shows 2 that are in progress. The yellow one was in progress before I left for vacation, but it didn't get to come along with us and the pink one was started while on vacation.


Stay tuned for Part 2 of What's on my needles? ~~ Socks

Friday, July 04, 2008

Leftover Socks

Stockinette Socks

These socks were knit using the 'leftovers' of the first two colors in my Charlotte's Web Shawl (Details on this will be coming in a future post). The yarn is Socks That Rock mediumweight. Colors are: Henpecked (cuffs, heels, toes) and Saratoga (legs, feet). I started these in early June because I knew I had a couple of long car rides coming up. Stockinette in the round is perfect for car knitting.