Sunday, August 17, 2014

Yarrrrrrrn

Yarrrrrrn.
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!"

So.
Of course Gramma Kim had to immediately 
order multiple colors of Cascade 220 Superwash,

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.

It's squishy....
 

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!
a lot!
 

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!


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!
Big yardage!
And the color...Pauo'le...such a complex gray.  
Hints of lavender and golds.
So subtle.

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!

*Peace!


6 comments:

Shelly said...

Wow, lots of beautiful things. What else could you do when a granddaughter asks for a blanket!

carol fun said...

All your projects are gorgeous! Love how the rainbow blanket is working up and I had to go and check out all of those shawl patterns. A couple got favorited and I think a stroll through my yarn stash is on my agenda for tomorrow -- thanks for the inspiration!

Karol Johns said...

Everything looks lovely.

woolwoman said...

sooooo much yarny goodness in this post Kim. Love the bright afghan for the little Avery and OH - I need to look at Trillian again. Your clockwork looks great - WOW - YGG on that lace masterpiece. Cheers Mel

Natasha said...

I love that soft wave pattern looks great!!! I am working on a baby blanket and decided on a chevron stitch well I was about 1/4 into and realized my count was off at the very begging so I will be starting over.

Beth Aalberts said...

My love of yarn is overpowering my love of quilt stuff lately. I just can't seem to get enough yarn. I was tidying up some things in my Annex the other day and I came across some gorgeous yarns with patterns that I totally forgot about! What does that tell you? You do such beautiful work. I would love to make a lace shawl too, but I'm such a chicken. Not so much by the actual knitting of the pattern, but the cast on that they usually have you do scares me. I love that one you are doing. Maybe one of these days I will finally do it.