|Lace-Orient, Die Autser, Pure- Allegria, Pithaya, & NO whales in CO|
I started making the Shusui Shrug bySusanne Sommer. I like the challenge of the pattern. It's far from
my usual style. But this yarn was completely wrong!! This stayed in thought process for less than 24 hours. I knew I hated the combo. So, I frogged it, and restarted another project with the yarn and ordered different yarn from Knitpicks to try this pattern again.
|Shusui Shrug worked through set up and first repeat section|
|Match & Move in Wollmeise Pure-Pinball Wizard & Potzblitz|
I like so many of Martina's patterns. The Nevum is one of the most worn shawls that I've knit. I knit it with a teal color Wollmeise Lace quite awhile ago and plan to knit it again with the Orient I just purchased. I love the way the Nuvem sits on the shoulders, the unusual shape is like a rectangle with corners tucked into the short ends. The ruffled edge is charming and feminine while not being fussy.
|Nuvem Schematic from Martina Behm's Pattern pictures on Ravelry|
The run down on my other current projects;
I volunteer at the local Senior Circle. It is organized and ran by the hospital, Mountainview Regional, here in Las Cruces. I have a class twice a week, it is an independent study style class. Everyone is welcome to work on any project and if they run into trouble or simply don't know how to find and fix their mistakes, I help. I try to teach not only how to locate the mistake but how to fix it as well, not to just fix it for them.
I have seen much growth from this style class and think it is really special. In addition to working on whatever they like we have a sampler scarf going. I have written out different stitch patterns with a mind to learning new techniques and stitches. Each section is bordered with garter stitch, this enables the adjustment of stitch counts for the patterns to be made without showing. The garter stitches also act as a frame, giving a nice cohesive look.
Whew, that was a lot! I have so many more things swirling around in my head though.....another day.
|My Sampler Circle Scarf using a Quillin Fiber Arts bamboo-wool blend|
I can't remember the actual yarn, the label is long gone.
For my current On the Go Sock I'm using my Basic Sock Pattern. I added a few things for some flare. I will add more info on a future post about that flare! Here's a sneak peek.
|Knitpicks Hawthorne Fingering Multi in Happy Valley|
The Last project on my needles is also a sock. This one is Kym's Birthday Socks. I used one of my favorite stitch patterns, rewrote it so it worked in the round and created the sock pattern from there. I really like the results. I find I did have to go up a needle size from my usual #1 to a #1.5.
|FIberstory Fave in Lagoon|
I couldn't quite capture the color correctly