Intense Rainbow Shawl – Final

So, those of you who have been reading for a while may remember the Intense Rainbow Shawl I was making for a friend last year. If not . . here you go. Going through some old pics this morning I found the last pictures of the shawl – after I tried blocking, hint, it didn’t work, and after crocheting a border on it – that did work.

I *should* have known better, because acrylic-wool blend, but . . .

I am still in love with this colorway. I want to make something
for me out of this yarn.

Whoop! There it is!

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DPN vs Circ Sock Battle

Okay, not battle exactly, but what I have experienced with first wooden DPNs, then metal DPNs, and then circulars while on my first and second pairs of socks.

I started mt first sock in Patton’s sock yarn, color Clover, in  . . . . April? Beginning of April. I already had the yarn, cast on with wooden size 1/2.25mm double pointed needle. It was okay – the wood has a good grip on the yarn, but between my cat and my own clumsiness, two needles were down. Though I technically had enough to carry on with the sock, I bought a set of Addi Flip Stix, same size as my wooden set. Flip Stix have a blunt end, and a more pointed end. I liked them right from the start. Being metal they are more sliding around but when I am knitting fast, that is what I want. Transporting them is more difficult because of said sliding though. Some sheep point protectors cured that.

A few weeks ago, I finished my first pair of socks and started on my second. A friend knitting her first pair of socks recommended 9″ circulars, as that is what she was using and zipping along. So I decided to give a go. I LOVE them. Love love love love. It took some getting used to the small circs? But I am already on the heel of one sock and almost to the heel of the other. DPNs are still needed for said heel, but it is going quite well.

Evelyn Shawl Update

We were up at the Deer Creek Cabins this weekend, making sure our renters were alright and relaxing ourselves. Ntm enjoying the noon/after noon thunder showers cooling everything down for a bit. I brought the Evelyn Shawl I am working on and some embroidery – for the hotter parts. As it was, I was able to work on the Evelyn Shawl quite a bit, to the point I have 6 more rows and bind off. However, I started my last skein of Juniper Moon Farm chunky a few rows back . . . .so now I am playing yarn chicken.

Sitting on the back porch of the “3rd Cabin”. My favorite morning

hiding spot out of the sun.

Aaaand we have a storm rolling in. Oh darn.

Messenger Shawl – Finished!

For Mother’s Day this year I did something a little different and took my Mom to Yarn Scout for her gift. She picked the Messenger Kit by Stephanie Shiman, a Wonderland Yarns kit. Though it took a couple months, I finished it in time (barely) for my parent’s 4th of July visit.

In which my brother wanted to be in the picture, so there is

his hand.

She really likes it. 🙂

Nothing Finished Yet

And that is okay. Kind of. I am squirreling in my projects again. Most of the things I have been working on for myself I have put on hold for a bit, while I get some Yule and Christmas gifts done so I am not overwhelmed closer to the time of. No one likes to be finishing their gifts on the drive to their parents house . . . . which may have happened several times already. This year I will be prepared! Honest. (hahahahahahahaha)

I started another Graham hat this week – Yarn Bee Dazzling

in Sunburst/40. I just could resist the sparkles and colorway.

Fair warning – may be making A Lot of Graham hats for gifts.

I do not know exactly what it is, regardless, it was

a cool sight for our Saturday drive around.