Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Just one more example of what a helpful tool Ravelry can be in making our fibery dreams come true.
The updated search options made it super easy to locate projects that had been knit out of this particular color of Malabrigo Silky Merino. I searched for finished projects and then asked those who had bits and pieces of the yarn left over for help. Locating a fellow knitter who would not only part with her yarn, but sent it to me right away and refused to accept payment was made easy.
Once the package arrived, this scarf was finished in no time flat. The colorway matched and is indistinguishable from what was originally used.
Many thanks to Mary who goes by Hellskitch on Ravelry. I appreciate your kindness.
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
We are hosting my husband's work Christmas party this year. I believe most of the stress has passed (thanks to red wine)and the oh-well-it-will-all-work-out stage is firmly in place. Up until yesterday it looked as if Elves threw up all over our house. There were boxes and containers everywhere holding plenty of mis-matched Christmas decor. We've tried to whittle down things that probably won't be used, but there is always one more box. Yesterday allowed some headway and I was even able to sweep the floor!
Knitting has been occurring and this vest is a gift for my dear friend, Amy. It is the Mary Swanson cardi-vest and I simply adore it. It is knit in Brown Sheep Worsted and the main color lived in my stash for a long time. I picked up the contrasting colors from my LYS. It was a quick knit and this is definitely a pattern I will knit again.
The colorwork is actually knit in, but duplicate stitch will be used next time. Purling in colorwork was fiddly even though it turned out nice and pretty even.
Stay tuned, there is at least one more post in me before the holidays are over and I might even throw in a photo of the decor!