Saturday, July 23, 2011

island bound.

Getting ready for vacation... enjoying Lena's book, and swatching for luna!
The yarn shown here is Angora Extra.

I am also experimenting with the Kushu Kushu scarf kit I bought last summer in Santa Fe, NM.

Even though I am only a few rows past the cast on, I am having trouble getting excited about the project. Not only is the yarn tricky to work with, but it just does not have the same pleasurable feeling between my fingers as woolly fibers.

I do like that the project makes me think of my summer in Santa Fe! I was orginally drawn to the project by a sample I saw knit up in a shop there. I thought the fibers, colors, and end result were truly unique.

We'll see how far I get!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

ginkgo leaves in summer.

I finished knitting ginkgo on July 1st, blocked it on July 3rd, and finally photographed it today, July 17th! To me, that means it's finally done.

I increased the stockinette portion to 215 sts for a much larger shawl. I absolutely love the end result, even though I had to find another skein of yarn when I was pretty close to the end. This shawl took just a few yards over 4 skeins of Blue Sky Alpaca Silk.

I love how the little bit of lace punctuates the stockinette!

This was a truly wonderful project to knit. The pattern is designed by Maggie Magali and is available as a free download on her lovely blog Fragrant Heart.

Thanks to Nancy of for introducing me to this pattern!

Friday, July 15, 2011

hi there!

It's been a long time since I've blogged. Life, work, and going back to school have just got in the way! But i've missed it and I have lots of unfinished projects piling up around here -- perhaps blogging will help keep me on track?

hope you're all having a great summer!

*above photos were taken with iphone/ app!
**project details can be found on ravelry, or in future posts.


ps. i'm so excited to have won Lena's giveaway! her book MAPS looks gorgeous and i can't wait to enjoy it in person!