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grape fizzies cont

  • Posted on March 3, 2017 at 4:11 pm

i finished up my fingerless gloves. it took a lot of frogging and re-kintting to get them right, but in the end i got a perfect fit and used all but 5 inches of the yarn! (see longest end on lefthand glove) it doesn’t get much closer than that 😉 they are super soft and will be perfect for wearing over my thin technical gloves when i’m out in the cold doing doll shoots. but i’m glad to be back working with laceweight again.
grape fizz gloves

christmas in march?

  • Posted on March 1, 2017 at 4:37 pm

i started my christmas projects early this year with a cozy hat for the lovely lady who looks after my middle son. my camera colors are a bit off today. this is more of a true red with a black haze, rather than the plum it looks like. i wanted to use the whole skeing up, so when i got to the end and still had a bunch left i ripped it back to before the increases and added another set. this time i was left with a mere couple of yards left over. success!
esthers hat
esthers hat
the yarn is wonderfully soft and thick. i’m going to make a coordinating cowl in rios ravelry red later.

i dream of summer

  • Posted on February 10, 2017 at 11:44 pm

while writing up my tale of two cities scarf, i realized that some minor changes in the number of rows between the stripes would make them work out better. meg picked two colors for the new scarf and i knit it up again. it came out a smidge bigger, but we both liked it that way – and it was easier to knit. you’d only notice the size change if you lay them out side by side anyway.
i dream of summer
i like her choice of colors. it makes me think of summer, even though the ground is covered with snow.
i dream of summer

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

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