Friday, May 21, 2010

And we have pictures...

The new monitor arrived earlier this week (yeay!), so now I'm playing catch up with my knit-related photography of recent (and some less recent but as-of-yet unphotographed) FOs. I'll let the photos speak (mostly) for themselves in this post and link to my Ravelry project pages for the details.

First, the Autumn shawl done in Jojoland Rhythm yarn, colorway M09.

This was an incredibly fun project to do. One of my most favorite in recent history. I love entrelac. It never gets boring to me, especially using a yarn like this. And the cobweb frill edging...while casting on over 300 stitches was daunting, it worked up quickly, and I love how it looks.

 And it is WARM. Don't think I'll be wrapping up in it much this summer (it was 70 degrees in the shade the day we took these pictures...yikes! I was sweating!), but it will be most cozy on a cool autumn night.

 Aren't the colors fantastic?
While I've got all my notes on my Rav page for this, I just want to point out a couple of things for anyone wanting to make this, because they are mentioned in a lot of notes about this shawl. First, many people find 10 balls is not enough. It is close, and probably depends on who tightly you knit. I chose to omit the last row of ribbing on the edging just to be sure I'd have enough to bind off and stitch the edging onto the shawl. I had about seven yards of yarn left over. I might have been able to eke out that last row, but I was happy to have not had the worry. (Whew!) Also, I read comments where people said the edging wasn't nearly long enough to attach to the whole edge of the shawl. Dude, this edging is stretchy...again, I had no problem. I wonder, though, if some people maybe blocked the shawl before attaching the edging? That might cause the problem. I attached then blocked the whole thing and it worked great.

Next, the Traveling Woman shawl, done in Fleece Artist Merino 2/6 in the Moss colorway...


 I am so enjoying lace patterns this year! This one was quite simple. It took me only six days to knit.

I made it a little larger by adding one extra repeat of Chart A. Note that the points along the edge were pointier when it was first blocked, but this picture was taken after I'd used it several times, so they aren't as pronounced now.
 As it is, it makes a nice little shoulder wrap. It went to Spring Fling with me where it was in the company of several other pretty Traveling Womans, er, Women?

Next, my A Little Jazz scarf/shawlette, knit in Fiesta Yarns Baby Boom. This was the March TLE Sock Club colorway, and the pattern was the non-sock pattern that came in the kit.


It was a really fast knit. I started it at the airport on my way to St. Louis and finished it the second night I was there. Not sure how much use I'll get from it, but it is kinda cute. I mainly chose to make it out of a desire to have mindless knitting to work on at Fling.

Alrighty...going into the "way back" machine, so to speak, these are projects that I finished months ago and only finally got blocked and photographed.

First, a Crofter's Cowl in Cascade 220 Superwash (not sure of the color)...

 This was originally going to be a Christmas gift last year. Um, yeah. Maybe this year? :}

And last, the Marian Seaman Scarf that I test knit for Cosy a few months ago. I made mine out of Jo Sharp 8 Ply DK Pure Wool in the Heron colorway. I'm not sure if this yarn is still being produced (it was in my stash from when I worked at the yarn shop), but it was really lovely to work with. 

 I love how it is designed with ribbing at the center section so that it just hugs you. And it is quite wide too, which makes it warm and very nice to cuddle into (or at least it would be in the winter...again, it was 70 degrees when we were doing these pictures...Emma was so kind to humor me, wardrobe changes and all!).

 And one last picture of my pretty girl, just because...

8 comments:

Girl Meets Needle said...

These are gorgeous! Especially the Autumn Shawl (Entrelac is fantastic isn't it?) Just curious, but what yarn did you use for it? I love the colors and it looks so skwooshy and cuddly!

Lisa B. said...

Thanks! It is Jojoland Rhythm. It isn't the absolute softest wool in the world, but once it soaked and blocked, it is very squishy and cozy!

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

Lots of pretty projects! I love entrelac, too. But I think you knew that!

Your young model is gorgeous!

photoknitdog said...

Gorgeous knits, Lisa! I particularly love the Autumn shawl. That's a work of art. :)

Lisa B. said...

Thanks, Lina! I really do love that shawl. :)

VeganCraftastic said...

These are all gorgeous, I can't even decide which one I like best :)

Beth said...

Nice photographs and knitting. I especially like the Autumn Shawl. BTW - I stumbled upon your blog while using the 'Next Blog' button. My 4-year-old and 6-year-old are very curious about the funny noise at your blog. Is it the sheep making that sound?

Lisa B. said...

Thanks, everyone!

And yes, Beth...you can hear the sound of the sheep munching on the grass sometimes. LOL I think if you click on him, he'll also baaaa for you. :)