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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Swatch for a shawl

I've been thinking about a shawl for my mom.  I know the yarn I wanted to use, but I did not know the pattern. So for the past week I've been playing around with different stitch patterns.  And ! tada ! today I know what to do.  
Here is my small and unblocked swatch of the Woodland Shawl by Nikol Lohr.  

This is the front (RS) of the swatch.

This is the back (WS) of the swatch.

The swatch is knit with 2 strands of Adagio held together. I did 2 repeats plus an extra 5 stitches on the right side. Can you see how the darker purple on the bottom blends into the lighter purple towards the top?  Neat, IMHO.  I’m going to keep this gradation in the actual shawl.
I think this will be a good project!

Thursday, May 20, 2010


This was a quick knit and good as an “oh-I-don’t-care-if-the-seams-are-not-perfect” project.  Plus Moose seems to not mind it today.  Yesterday he was trying to claim it as his toy. =)

Monday, May 10, 2010

Blogger Layout Sucks... and my finished sweater

Google Blogger layout is sucky unless I want to manually change the html. I mean, what does one have to do to get pictures and fonts to align right?!

Anyway, here is the finished February Lady Sweater!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I don't have a stash

From Ravelry:
(click on image to see it better)