Friday, November 27, 2015

Orenburg Wrap 
I had the privilege to test knit for Natalia Shepeleva
 and her Orenburg Style Wrap pattern : )

Her pattern is clearly charted and is very intuitive.
 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
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
Present to my Grandma in celebration of teaching me how to knit 
over 15 years ago : D
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

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
 Might be the last time I try this pattern in a solid; 
took forever!
Viajante pattern by Martina Behm.
Size 6 needles, 3 skeins of Misti Alpaca Lace in the charcoal colorway.

Friday, November 20, 2015

 but I ended up changing the edging so you only needed 2 skeins total instead of 3. 
Knit edging is modified from Stephanie Pearl McPhee's Snowdrop Shawl; 
mods are in my project notes on Ravelry.
Definitely will knit again  : )
Size 6 needles, MadelineTosh Merino Light in the colorways Cousteau and Lolita.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Blue Bird 
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.
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
 Secret of Change Pattern by Veera Välimäki.
 Size 6 needles, 2 skeins of Madelinetosh Merino Light in the vermillion colorway.
Lovely endless rows of garter stitch : )
Shown not blocked for maximum size...

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

My Snowdrop Shawl
My beautiful Snowdrop Shawl knit to pattern : )
Knit on Size 6 needles, one skein of KnitPicks Bare Shadow.
The free pattern by Stephanie Pearl McPhee.