Friday, December 16, 2005

Some new pictures!

So here I am, ready to leave town, and I realized that I haven't blogged in ages!
I finished the Branching out from Knitty
in the leftover Alpaca Cloud from Knitpicks that I made my grandmother's shawl out of.
I reall like the way it looks, but if I'd had more time, I would have added a pointy edging to the top and bottom edges. It wasn't super easy like the leaf lace or cobweb shawls, but once I got going it went wuickly enough.

And here's a picture of the newest mom in my family wearing the baby shawl/blanket that I completed just in time for the baby shower. This picture was taken at the baby shower. It's the leaf lace shawl from Fiber Trends, and as you can see, it's not very big. I went one repeat over the smallest size. If I make it for myself, I'll make a large one 'cause I like my shawls to be BIG.

Has anyone checked out the Fall 2005 Vogue knitting? Lovely shawl patterns... I'm particularly drawn to the green wavy lace one, knitted out of 10 balls of cashmere (patttern #15). But seriously folks... CASHMERE ?!!? I know it's luxury and wonderful and all that stuff, but when you do the math, it turns out to be a nearly $400 shawl and you still have to put the labor in!
I think the KnitPicks Wool of the Andes will be a reasonable substitute, they certainly have the color choice (I'm thinking Fern) and at $1.79 a ball for 110 yards I'll need about 15-16 balls so that's a less than $40 project. Yikes!

And I also love the Holiday 2005 issue with the victorian-inspired glam and stuff, but it'll have to wait. Sigh. Back to the thesis...


Monday, December 05, 2005

Only 20 days to finish...

Those Christmas knitting projects! So far, I've temporarily turfed the Spanish Peacock Shawl from a Gathering of lace, because I ran out of yarn AGAIN! Waah! It will definitely have to wait till the new year. I'm still working on the Flower Basket Shawl for baby #2, and I'm about 40% there. I've started a Branching Out for a good friend out of the leftover Alpaca Cloud, and I've started a Kiri for myself, because I deserve something nice too, don't I? Well, I've got lots to do and not enough time, as usual, not to mention that end-of-term marking. Yuck. Well, best of luck to Delenn, who is now in beatiful San Francisco, good luck at the conference!