Monday, July 2, 2012

Summer Colors

These new summer colors are now available in the shop: All yarns are fingering weight and 100% cotton. A 100 gr skein has 480 yards which is enough for a shawlette or scarf. TAFFY 049 TAFFY I + II ZINNIA 039 ZINNIA I + II SILVER SKY 031 SILVER SKY I + II MERINGUE 021 MERINGUE I + II NEAPLITANO 012 NEAPOLITANO I + II WILD ROSE 003 WILD ROSE I + II

Monday, May 14, 2012

Sunburst Shawl

I just finished my Sunburst Shawl. This shawl is strictly speaking a poncho; however, I think of it as a stay-in-place shawl. Pattern: Spectacular Sunburst Shawl by Mary Gildersleeve Yarn: Wolles Yarn Creations: one 100 gr skein in colorway Maroons (480 yards) Needles: US 3 (3.25 mm) Modifications: Added a few repeats of lines 59 + 60 (last two rows) to use up all the yarn 011 Sunburst Shawl 008 Sunburst Shawl012 MAROONS I + II

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Progress report

I am currently working on my Garden Pond Shawl:

Yarn: Wolle's Yarn Creations - Color Changing Cotton - 1 x 100 gr = 480 yards
Color: Nectar II (new)
Needles: 3.25 mm (US #3)
Pattern: Garden Pond by Patricia Clift Martin

The pattern is easy and straight forward. I am in the last lace mesh section before the lace border.

Also OTN is a pair of socks for yours truly.
Yarn: Opal
Color: Rosenbeet
Source: Gift from Margaret
Needles: 2.5 mm
Pattern: Short row heel pattern from memory

And I am very happy to report that this pair of socks is finally completed - after three (3) years. Yup.
Yarn: Fortissima
Color: Socki Colori
Needles: 2.5 mm
Pattern: Short row heel pattern from memory
Nothing fancy, but I like the lightning bold pooling effect. But most of all I am glad to have this pair finally done! :)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Near my mother's place in Germany is a farmer who has kangaroos. Here they are at dinner time:


On the left is mom with the baby in her pouch, on the left is the off-spring from last year. The dad is currently living somewhere else. So cute!!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Topless Jazz Singer

I (finally) finished my Topless Jazz Singer shawlette (pattern by Kyla Hurst). This was a Mystery KAL in the Criminal Knits group on Ravelry.

Yarn: Wolle's Yarn Creations - Color Changing Cotton
Color: SAND - one 50 gr skein
Needles: US #3; 3.25 mm
Pattern: Topless Jazz Singer by Kyla Hurst

011 Topless Jazz shawl in SAND

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Here is finally a picture of my Wicked Shawl. I finished a while back but didn't manage to take pictures until now...

Pattern: Something Wicked This Way Comes by Kyla Hurst (available on Ravelry)
Yarn: Wolle's Yarn Creations Color Changing Cotton Yarn
Colorway: 1 x 100 gr skein in SMOKEY GRAPE; 1 x 50 gr in SMOKE (Single Color)
Needles: 3.5 mm - US #4

002 Wicked Shawl

Keeping Children Warm

Wool-Aid is a charity that knits for children in very cold climates. In the past, we were able to send items to Tibet, Mongolia, Canada, Afghanistan, etc. Here are some hats I finished recently.
Wool-Aid uses only wool (at least 80%) for the extra warmth. All of the hats are made from various stash yarns double or triple stranded to create a dense, warm fabric. More info:

The patterns used (Thorpe, Quynn, and Ear Cozy) can be found on Ravelry.

Some Thorpes:
012 Wool-Aid Thorpes

Some Quynns:
010 Wool-Aid Quynns

And some Ear Cozies.
008 Wool-Aid Ear Cozies

Friday, February 24, 2012

Back!!! Finally.

It is hard to believe that is has almost (as in 3 days short) been a year since my last update. Let's rectify that.

Here are the newest colors available as of today:

SPRING - the name says it all.
002 SPRING I + II009 SPRING swatch

SAND - a tone-in-tone combo of grey-blues and khaki
013 SAND I + II

DELICIOUS - as in apples