Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween

Scary classic horror movies in a darkened room lit only by various candles - a perfect way to get into the Halloween spirit!

Tomorrow it is pumpkin carving and caramel apple making :) then time to hand out candy.
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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Calling All Knitters - Yarn Shortage Emergency!!!

I am trying to finish this shawl but I'm short at least a skein, although I'd love to get two if possible. It is Artful Yarns Fable in colour Three Little Pigs #98 dye lot 1906. If you have some in your stash I'd love to buy it from you as this yarn is discontinued. Or, suggestions on how to finish....couild another colour be added for the bottom portion? It cannot be wool as the recipient is allergic. The yarn is a mix of pink, yellow and a hint of green. I have enough left that I could blend in another colour, perhaps off white???

The current yarn is a blend of 85% Pima Cotton and 15% silk. Possible to put mercerized cotton or some Poima Cotton in Ivory or cream after?

This is a gift so io want to make it as beautiful as I can.

Any ideas of how to finish would be greatly appreciated!!!! ~Hugs~
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Monday, October 25, 2010

Inspired

My sister knit this shawl, well in fact she was just finishing it up when I visited her this summer. Right away I was in love with the shawl. Yesterday I was bored, I had things I could be knitting but I was in the mood to knit a shawl.

I quickly went to Ravelry and downloaded the pattern, it was money well spent. I can tell that this is going to be a shawl I knit more than once.

I'm currently knitting this one for a friend for Christmas. I had originally knit a dayflower lace scarf but the colours seemed to childlike and I decided to donate it to a silent auction for some fundraising our church is doing for orphans in Kenya.

So on to the knitting, I knew I wanted to knit something for her for Christmas but she's allergic to wool. I had found Bernat Mosaic and it seemed like the perfect yarn as it was acrylic but almost like a wool free Noro. Then in my stash I discovered I had some Fable, reading the label I realized it was perfect! A nice cotton/silk blend and enough yardage in the stash to knit this shawl. The CO was tricky but I just did what they had written and in it all worked out fine.  Now to think of a name and I'm set!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Autumn

Great Autumn day! A walk in our city's most beautiful park, great tea and relaxation!


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Monday, October 04, 2010

Chocolotate Covered Cherry Prayer Shawl Progress

My fifth prayer shawl, knit in Phentex Worsted, big ball - chocolate covered cherry. I sat and had quiet knitting time in my prayer room, I couldn't resist a photo op. I had this with me at my retreat this weekend and made some good progress.