Thursday, April 17, 2014

i-cord, u-cord....

Just rocking a little knitting love lately. Thanks to my knitting guru, I've mastered the i-cord bind off. This picture is just to taunt you with some yarn yumminess!

Here's a shot of the rest of the shawl.
Did I mention the short rows?

How about the intarsia and slip stitch color work?
Oh, and a little bit of lace work? (Yes, the holes are intentional.)

This pattern is the Rockefeller Shawl from Stephen West. I'll update this post with some links later. But for now, enjoy the yumminess!

P.S. Weird things happen when blogging from a mobile. Will have to clean this up later....
...and DONE!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Bad Blogger!

I've been a bad, bad blogger as of late.
I could give you all kinds of justifications like being busy at work, moving my studio, etc. 
Instead, I'm just going to placate you with pretty pictures.

These are a couple of cowls I wove at Christmas. 
They were made from the same woven cloth. 

Sorry that my pics are a little fuzzy.  I was in a rush to get them packaged and with little sunlight available in the evenings to photograph with ... well, artificial light had to do.

These were woven with various textures, fibers and shades of gray/white/black/silver.  I love making random plaids!  Quite fun!

One of the recipients managed to snap a better lit picture for me later.  Whew!  That helped!

Hope this satisfies your craving for pretty things.  I promise to blog more often.

Or eventually.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Like a Ninja!

This wasn't a Christmas present.  It's actually a piece I finished almost a year ago and never blogged about.  Mostly because I couldn't get a decent pic --- 'cause I was too busy wearing it!

This was a pattern, Ninja Star Shawlette, from the book Seamless Crochet by Kristin Omdahl.  This book is genius!  No more joining motifs with tons of ends to weave in.  These patterns are designed to work back and forth, almost like rows.  Plus, she explains HOW it all works so you can designs with your own motifs.

This piece I worked on two evenings after work and then finished on a Saturday afternoon.  For me, the process was very intuitive.  I'm not sure it's for the beginner, but for anyone who can "read" their crochet stitches, it becomes almost mesmerizing.


The pattern is a triangular shawl and called for fringe.  I left off the fringe.  The yarn is Rastita by Malabrigo.  Such a soft-n-squishy merino.

Love, love, LOVED it!!!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Sea Jewel Cowl

If these colors don't stop you in your tracks, then I don't know WHAT will!

First attempt at plaid.  I think I nailed it!  LOL
I LOVED how this turned out!  Was a LOT of fun to weave!  Actually, when I pulled it off the loom, I think I actually said "Well, damn..."  See, it was soooo pretty that I didn't want to give it up!  But, alas, I had created it with a friend in mind, and yes, she did get her cowl for Christmas!

Doesn't it look fabulous on her?!  And Suzanne chose a great pin to accent it!
Here are a couple more shots, showing just the color.  I wish the textures and shimmer of some of the yarns would have shown up more.  I really gotta work on my photography skills!

I'll be posting a couple more weaving projects soon.  Two more cowls, a table runner ... plus, a few other Christmas gifts!