Friday, April 6, 2012

Catching Up on My knitting

With March having been such an unusually warm month, I haven't been too interested in holding wool in my hands or finishing projects designed for wearing in the cold. 

A few cooler days has got me going again in earnest.

I finished a shawl for my mom.

She loved it. The pattern is 'Entwined' by Deby Lake. The yarn is Mushishi.

Also completed is this fun little scarf.

'LazyKaty', designed by Birgit Freyer is a quick fun knit made with Noro Kureyon sock yarn that had been in my stash for years.
I am thinking it might make the perfect accessory for a Cinco de Mayo party next month should there be one to go to.

In the works (still) are two projects from Rowan's Cocoon Collection.
A vest for myself

and a tunic for my daughter.

Lastly, I would like to recommend 'Finishing School' by Deborah Newton to all you knitters out there.
Such a wealth of information all in one place, with great overviews of the 'whys' of seaming or blocking one way or the other on specific types of projects or fibers. As a knitter for over forty years, I was quite surprised to learn so many new tricks. The shoulder seams on the cabled vest were giving me a bit of a challenge and I was certainly grateful I had the book handy.  

Please visit  WonderWhy to see an amazing array of talent.


Truly Myrtle said...

I love the little scarf! And the tunic for your daughter is going to be gorgeous! :)

WonderWhyGal said...

That LazyKaty is perfect! I love all of the projects but I want to make one now.

Thank you for joining Fiber Arts Friday. I look forward to seeing more of your projects.

Heather Woollove said...

What great projects! I really love the reminds me of a jewel-filled geode!

Sue said...

Loving it all particularly your scarf, great colours. BTW the Kiddie Cadet was really quick and easy, light to put in the post too

Natalie said...

I love your first picture. Very interesting. I have seen that book an quite a few blogs now. It must be worth checking out. thanks for sharing.

Kathryn Ray said...

I have to agree, the LazyKaty is terrific. With the sock yarn, it looks like a good weight for spring.

Thanks for the recommendation on Finishing School... it sounds like there's some things in there I could stand to know. ;-)

TexWisGirl said...

that scarf is really beautiful!

Voie de Vie said...

Ok, you know it's bad when I can identify the designer and yarn used before I read the copy. I'd know a Freyer pattern at 50 paces ... and as for Noro, well, let's just say I think he's genius. Even if you don't find a party, wear it on Cinco anyway! It's a lovely piece.

Melissa Plank said...

Wow, great designs/knitting! I am inspired to check out these patterns!

Meg said...

I love the scarf! It's so colorful and cheery! I just got that book as a birthday present and haven't had a chance to crack it up yet but now I'm happy to have it!

Nancy Claeys said...

All are looking good! I haven't picked up the needles since before Christmas.

Sall's Country Life said...

All beautiful projects! Happy knitting!!