Sunday, November 28, 2010

Adelei Shawl

Here is my newest project fresh off the needles: Adelei Shawl

001 Adelei Shawl in KHAKI
004 Adelei Shawl in KHAKI005 Adelei Shawl in KHAKI018

Pattern: Adelei Shawl by Wendy Neal
Yarn: one 100 gr skein (480 yards)of Color Changing Cotton in colorway KHAKI - available here
Needles: US #3 or 3.25 mm

The pattern is well written and easy to follow (Wendy provides both charts and written line-by-line instructions); I enjoyed the combination of stockinette and lace edging. The result is a cute little shawl or shawlette. :)

Friday, November 26, 2010

Colors, colors, colors

Here is a update of what is now available in the shop. All yarns are 100% cotton fingering weight.


018005 Adelei Shawl in KHAKI

DESERT CLAY - available as a mega skein so far; 50 + 100 gr skeins coming soon. The picture shows the beginning of a shawl made out of one mega skein.
007 Desert Clay Mega Skein004 Mystery KAL shawl

PEPPERMINT -- Season's Greetings; a swatch is in the works...

BLUE BASIL (an old favorite is back)
029 Blue Basil I + II

SUMMER LILY (making a reappearance)

Daybreak Shawl

I recently finished my first Daybreak Shawl (pattern by Stephen West). I really like this pattern, so this will not be my last. :)

010 Daybreak Shawl in SPRING LIME003 Daybreak Shawl in SPRING LIME011 SPRING LIME I + II024 Single Color NAVY

Pattern: Daybreak by Stephen West
1 x 50 gr skein of Wolle's Yarn Creations' cotton in SPRING LIME
1 x 50 gr of Single Color Cotton in NAVY
Needles: 3.25 mm (US 3)
Final dimensions: 49 inches along the curved top edge; 14 inches down the center.

Knitting While Driving

Recently we (that is hubby and I) traveled to Pennsylvania for a fiber festival. We stopped at the Welcome Center and were greeted by this sign:

002 PA sign

Cute, isn't it? I liked it.
While driving and smiling (that is, I knitted and hubby drove), I worked on this vest for Wool-Aid:
043 Keep me Warm vest

This vest is for Wool-Aid's current Tibet campaign. More info about the campaign and all the wonderful Wool-Aid knitters is available on the website: Wool-Aid also has a wonderful group on Ravelry - check us out and join us!

The need in Tibet after the earthquake in April 2010 is overwhelming. Many of the children have summer clothes at best with the very cold winter approaching fast. I am very proud to be able to contribute to this cause even if it is only one vest at a time.

For this vest I used Brown Sheep's Worsted Superwash Wool doubled up with Knitpick's Palette wool (three skeins of each). On US #10 needles it was a quick knit. The vest almost fits me, so it will be perfect for a Tibetan teenager. :)