Friday, November 27, 2015

Orenburg Wrap

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/gizmo098/orenburg-style-wrap 
I had the privilege to test knit for Natalia Shepeleva
 and her Orenburg Style Wrap pattern : )

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/gizmo098/orenburg-style-wrap

Her pattern is clearly charted and is very intuitive.



http://www.ravelry.com/projects/gizmo098/orenburg-style-wrap
 Size 3 needles, two skeins of Cascade Yarns Alpaca Lace in the Ecru colorway.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Emily, Take Two

  The second time I've spun this colorway; this time for me.
Greenwood Fiberworks in the Emily colorway, 4 ounces of 100% Polwarth wool.
The braid did come in two irregular pieces and I did a bit of color management
 to get the colors to mostly match up.

Deadly Nightshade

http://www.ravelry.com/people/gizmo098/handspun/deadly-nightshade
Lovely chain ply spin with 100% Superwash Merino 
from Into The Whirled in the Death colorway.
4 ounces, 647 yards.
Discovered with this skein that my niddy noddy was too large and so I had to go back and recalculate my yardage for all of my previous handspun. I finally figured out exactly how off it was from 2 yards and wrote an equation into my graphing calculator which saved my quite a bit of time.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Raspberry Pebble Beach

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/gizmo098/pebble-beach-shawl-2
Present to my Grandma in celebration of teaching me how to knit 
over 15 years ago : D

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/gizmo098/pebble-beach-shawl-2
Pebble Beach Shawl by Helen Stewart, size small.
Size 6 needles, KnitPicks Alpaca Cloud in the Raspberry Heather colorway.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Pebble Beach Shawlette

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/gizmo098/pebble-beach-shawl

Finished my Pebble Beach Shawl by Helen Stewart (size small) and love how versatile it is : )
Size 6 needles, Swans Island Pure Blends Fingering in the Seasmoke colorway.
Yarn twisted horribly for me (how I tension my yarn added twist ugh).

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Black Hole

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/gizmo098/viajante-2
 Might be the last time I try this pattern in a solid; 
took forever!

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/gizmo098/viajante-2
Viajante pattern by Martina Behm.
Size 6 needles, 3 skeins of Misti Alpaca Lace in the charcoal colorway.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Sothia

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/gizmo098/sothia
 but I ended up changing the edging so you only needed 2 skeins total instead of 3.

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/gizmo098/sothia 
Knit edging is modified from Stephanie Pearl McPhee's Snowdrop Shawl; 
mods are in my project notes on Ravelry.

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/gizmo098/sothia
Definitely will knit again  : )

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/gizmo098/sothia
Size 6 needles, MadelineTosh Merino Light in the colorways Cousteau and Lolita.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Blue Bird

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/gizmo098/whiffle-bird-6 
My Whiffle Bird pattern : )
Size 8 needles, a skein of KnitPicks Bare Stroll (dyed by me) 
and leftovers of KnitPicks Stroll Tonal in the Thunderhead colorway.

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/gizmo098/whiffle-bird-6
Because I typically have a very tight gauge,
 this needle size was perfect for a large soft shawl without increasing my yardage.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Vermillion Secret of Change

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/gizmo098/secret-of-change
 Secret of Change Pattern by Veera Välimäki.
 Size 6 needles, 2 skeins of Madelinetosh Merino Light in the vermillion colorway.

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/gizmo098/secret-of-change
Lovely endless rows of garter stitch : )
Shown not blocked for maximum size...

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

My Snowdrop Shawl

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/gizmo098/snowdrop-shawl
My beautiful Snowdrop Shawl knit to pattern : )

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/gizmo098/snowdrop-shawl
Knit on Size 6 needles, one skein of KnitPicks Bare Shadow.

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/gizmo098/snowdrop-shawl
The free pattern by Stephanie Pearl McPhee.

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/gizmo098/snowdrop-shawl