It's consuming me.
I love it.
More than I should, perhaps!
I've been busy with hook and needles and YARRRRN!
When Miss Avery last visited, she said,
"Gramma Kim, you know what I want you to make me?
I want you to make me a YARN blanket!
A YARN blanket that looks like a RAINBOW!"
Of course Gramma Kim had to immediately
order multiple colors of Cascade 220 Superwash,
and pull out her 200 Ripple Stitch Patterns book by Jan Eaton.
Soft Waves was chosen.
I'm about halfway thru it. I just crank up the AC when I want to work on it,
since Texas summers aren't the best time to have a pile of wool in your lap!
I need to get back to it!
I got a little sidetracked with some other things.
I finished my Clockwork
following our day with Stephen West & StevenBe.
I really like the way it turned out!
I used Sweet Georgia CashLux in Grouse, and Smaller Yellow Ant in the Bugga base from the now defunct Sanguine Gryphon.
So, So very squishy!
Squishy is good!!
And speaking of Bugga!
This next one was a quick knit,
out of Bugga in the Cinque Terre colorway from
is so simple!
More squishy garter goodness!
I ADORE this shawl!
It blocked out to a lovely longish scarf that i know I will wear!
It has a sweet flirty picot edge.
And I think it's just perfect for that skein of sock yarn that may be
too pretty and precious to hide in a pair of shoes!
I will be knitting many more of these!
It's adaptable to any weight of yarn.
And you just knit until you're ALMOST out of yarn.
Then bind off!
This past Friday, I cast on a new shawl.
This one will be a challenge!
The Mayapple Shawl by Dee O'Keefe is STUN.NING!
So much so, that my love of the shawl outshines my fear of the knit!
I'm using some yarn from Must Stash Yarn.
Stacie's Helluva Skein is just that.
One Helluva skein!
And the color...Pauo'le...such a complex gray.
Hints of lavender and golds.
So I set my fear aside and cast on.
I forgot how wonderful it is to knit from a chart!
Today I finished the 2nd repeat of the body chart 2,
and so far so good!
It's going well, but definitely is not something to be knitting on if you
might get interrupted. So it could be slow going for that reason only.
For those times when I anticipate interruption,
I've got a Trillian on the needles as well!
I know..I know...
another thing on the needles?
Yes. I can't help it!
I've got so many things I want to knit!
So Trillian finds itself on the needles.
It's a great pattern by Martina Behm.
And I found a great indy dyer on Etsy,
She's out of Michigan, and I was entranced with this colorway.
Isn't it pretty?
I think it will work well in the Trillian pattern!
These are a few of the things
filling my knitting bags.
And if there's an empty bag around....
a certain Miss Pia
finds her way in to it for a snooze!