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tale of two cities

  • Posted on January 31, 2017 at 11:12 am

both the shawl and it’s name are inspired by a melanie berg shawl called 5190 miles. her name celebrates the distance between the two cities of the collaborators on her shawl. mine of course is named after the dickens novel.
melanie’s shawl was lovely, but both the size and stitch used were out of scale for my doll, so i rewrote it completely with a different stitch that made a similar look, but in the correct scale.
tale of two cities
tale of two cities

sweet as candy

  • Posted on January 26, 2017 at 1:24 pm

i really like this one.
sweet as candy
the colors are so bright and cheerful. they were inspired by the theme of this years yarnathon “candyland”. but i can also see this shawl done in jewel tones on black, or shades of blue on cream or… well you get the picture. i plan to make up some more after i get a couple of other projects done.

it came out the perfect size for a nice thick shawl for an msd or ellowyne, but i’m pretty sure it would also work as a somewhat smaller size for american girl sized dolls or even an sd.

i’m hoping to get the pattern typed, proofed and up on ravelry in the next few weeks.

here are some more pictures just ’cause i love it so much
sweet as candy
sweet as candy

hoar frost

  • Posted on January 25, 2017 at 8:11 am

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ready, set action

  • Posted on January 24, 2017 at 3:25 pm

meg and i went out today to take pictures of the new shawls. it was almost perfect weather. cold, but not bitterly so, mostly overcast, so a little dull, but no harsh shadows, and only a little breezy. although this first shawl was done with laceweight yarn, the stitch pattern made this one a little thick, so the style options are somewhat limited.
miss dottie

in spite of that, it is kind of fun and the colors are nice and bright

block party

  • Posted on January 23, 2017 at 9:38 am

it will be a day or two before i’m home long enough to take pictures, but in the meantime here is a quick look at the shawls being blocked.
block party

finished the kal.. but not making shawls

  • Posted on January 22, 2017 at 11:24 am

i finished up the fourth shawl for my esk kal. that gave me the yardage i needed to qualify. but the scarves are so addictive, i’ve already started a fifth which i will show soon. its a variation of my tale of two cities shawl. i used the same stitches and color changes, but changed the position of the stripes a bit so that they worked out better at the edges. it made it just a little bigger, but i’m happier with how it is turning out…
however enough teasing you with a shawl that i’m not showing yet…. here is the one i did finish. it was inspired by the drachenfels shawl, with a bit of moonraker thrown in for variety, to create something totally different that i call “follow the dotted line”

follow the dotted line

sweet as candy

  • Posted on January 21, 2017 at 1:18 am

in spite of the fact that i had to constantly frog this one back to get the vision in my head to match the work on my needles, this shawl was done fairly quickly. it is the biggest of the shawls so far and my current favorite. the colors on this one were inspired by this years yarnathon theme of “candyland” but i think it would look stunning with jewel tones on black, or a gradient of blues on cream. i’m pretty sure there will be more in the girls future….

candyland knit and ends woven in

like the last one, the size of my candy shawl would work equally well as a shawlette or scarf for bigger dolls like an sd or american girl. i’m in the process of turning my notes for the last two into actual patterns, that i hope to have available soon on etsy and ravelry

a tale of two cities

  • Posted on January 18, 2017 at 3:00 pm

shawl #2 for the eatsleepknit kal, inspired by a really pretty shawl called 5190 miles by melanie berg. i had to re-write this one completely, using different stitches, to get it to workout in msd size. it would also make a lovely scarf for my sd doll (who won’t be modelling it as she has no clothes 😉 ) or an american girl doll if i had one that size.
tale of two cities
i’m going to block them all this weekend i hope in preparation for photos next week

winter quarter kal

  • Posted on January 17, 2017 at 12:48 pm

the eatsleepknit kals are wonderful this year. since they are vaguely freestyle and we can combine projects to get the required yardage, i’m able to do lots of doll knitting/crocheting and have it qualify. i’m hoping to join all the kals, will have to see whether the flash kals work out too. this is going to help me get lots of yarn knit up this year. yay!

the winter season has two kals, melanie berg patterns and persian dreams. i’m knitting some nice warm winter shawl-scarves for my minifee girls for the first one. so far the patterns are more “inspired by” than actually following 😉 but that is always the way i knit and they are coming out quite nicely i think.
here’s the first one finished. it just needs blocking to smooth out the edges.
miss dottie
it was inspired by moonraker. though so far this is the one that looks least like the original.

yarny goodness

  • Posted on January 16, 2017 at 10:06 pm

yarny goodness
got a lovely parcel from eatsleepknit today. mostly laceweight yarn for doll knitting. the hedgehog fibres yarn and the juniper moon “findley” (lower left) are closer to cobweb weight…bonus! they are perfect for knitting for the smaller dolls, or light enough to crochet for the bigger ones. i plan to get more colors as soon as they restock them!

the bright pink is the only one that is for me, i plan to make a hat to brighten up the dreary winter days. just have to wind it all (ugh!) then i’ll have lots of fun knitting this winter