Friday, June 22, 2018

Claudia linen

I bought some GORGEOUS linen yarn at SAFF last fall.  It was an impulse buy.  I was standing in line to buy some cotton and a bit of pretty yarn to make a Christmas cowl at Claudia's stall.  The lady in front of me was buying this linen....and I thought:  "I have to have those pretty colors!"  I had nothing in mind.  It has been sitting in a bowl in my family room this spring.  Enough to just look at it.  But the other night I started looking for a pattern to use this yarn.  I had finished my summer scarf and thus could start one more project.  Here are the yarns....followed by the pattern that I plan to use:

I haven't filed the pattern in drop box yet....It is still in a folder on my desk top labelled possible patterns for Claudia linen.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Favorite Hats

As I was cleaning out some areas of my storage closet, I found some favorite hats.  One was Mary's, one was Sarah's, and one was my own,

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Mitzi's shawl

Mitzi had finished a shawl that she wore today.  I love it!  I especially love the fact that it uses self-striping yarn or variegated yarn with a solid black yarn!

The photos do not do it justice!  Here is the name of the pattern:

I have filed the pattern in the kitchen under shawls.

Kristina's shawl

Kristina was working on a a wonderful shawl today at knitting.  The technique that made it very special is that the cable on the shawl looks the same from both sides.  This is accomplished by using k1,p1,k1, p1, k1 for the traveling part.  I am not sure that that is exactly right.....I will need to ask again.  But it is ribbed.

The pattern that she is using is in Icelandic.....but it is lovely!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Cokey's cowl

Cokey wore a cowl that she had finished for a niece last week.  This cowl works well because the yarn is so soft and pliable and hangs nicely:

Cokey knit it on size 8 needles.  It is a DK weight yarn that she had bought at Joyce's.  We counted the stitches and she cast on 100 stitches and then knit 10 rows, then rib for 10 rows and then Purl for 10 rows and then seed stitch for 10 rows.  Excellent way to use a variegated yarn!

Monday, April 9, 2018


Dar finished another wonderful shawl:  Herbarium

It is made of fingering yarn on size 5/6 needles.  The pattern suggests Madelinetosh Light or Plucky Knitter Primo Fingering or Plucky Knitter Single or Malabrigo Mechita.  It takes 800 yards.  I looked at other color ways on Ravelry and none were prettier than Dar's colors....but I did like the black and grey and the red and beige and the Navy and bright blue.  Plucky knitter had a color that I liked very well on sale on their site.  It was Nifty and it contained 310 yards in each skein.  When I went back to buy this beautiful shade of red, it was gone.

Monday, April 2, 2018


I am cleaning up my computer tonight.  I found a project that I had liked and not bought at Black Mountain last year.  It is called Silverleaf.  I don't think that I downloaded the pattern.  I was a bit overwhelmed when we returned from SAFF.