Tuesday, January 17, 2012

You know you're obsessed when...

.....your cat throws up but you stay seated on the sofa because you just have to finish the row. He looks sorta innocent, doesn't he? Don't be misled.

I was in the middle of a row of lace, knitting the Rowan Birch shawl, and I heard Nigel letting go of his breakfast. Do I get up and clean it up, and possibly screw up the shawl, yet again? I'd already frogged it once.


I figured...we have hardwood floors, old hardwood floors, what harm will it do? So I finished my row.

What would you do?

And how do you know you're obsessed with knitting?

Thursday, January 5, 2012

My first woven scarf

Weaving is growing on me. Santa brought me an Emilia 19" loom last Christmas and I wove the scarf you see here. 10 dent, 10" wide weft, and long. Very long.  Used Pagewood Farms sock (turquoise) for the warp and Malabrigo lace (lettuce) for the weft.  My beautiful friend Kim bought it at the 2011 Holiday Boutique and happily paid $125.  This encouragement fueled my weaving muse to start another ( I'll post pics when it's finished) using Wollmeise 100%. Guide to Galaxy, leftover from knitting Travis a sockhead hat (photo below, as well) for the warp and Vamp for the weft.  There's so much to learn about weaving. My fella Ravelers have been such a great help.
Kim wearing my first scarf
Travis's new sockhead hat

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A shawl finds a good home

Photo: Jeff Rovner (jeffrovner.smugmug.com)
Marrie Stone bought this shawl at our 2011 Holiday Boutique for her mom, Valerie Stone, and here Valerie is, wearing the shawl and beaming.  See--shawls make you happy.  The Shetland triangle shawl (pattern on Ravelry, and elsewhere) was knit with Malabrigo Lace, and beads. I loved the shawl, but you can't keep everything...can you?