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Friday, July 29, 2005

Lady Eleanor

Originally uploaded by Frith.

This is the start of the Lady Eleanor Stole from Scarf Style. I'm using Noro Kureyon, and it's fun to see what color comes out of the ball next. I'm adding one repeat to the width, and I think I should be able to do the same length as the pattern with 16 balls.

Entrelac is not as hard as it looks. And hopefully this will be good practice for tackling the Forest Path lace stole from Interweave Summer '03. I still haven't found the right yarn for that one, though. Well, I lust for the Suri Alpaca, but it's pricey.

Clapotis in Blue Sky Organic Cotton

Originally uploaded by Frith.

I love it! It's so soft and yummy. Knitting it was like knitting fluffy little clouds. I used 5 balls and left out one repeat in the straight section (I did 12 repeats total). It's nice and wide (my gauge was larger than the pattern's), and plenty long enough.

Sunday, July 17, 2005

A Bear is Born

Date of Birth: July 17, 2005
Length: 14 inches
Materials: Pakucho Organic Cotton, 2 skeins (almost exactly)
Pattern: Blue Sky Alpacas Baby Bobbi Bear
Note: Lengths given in pattern were reduced about 10 percent to make up for smaller gauge of yarn

Baby meets bear

Obligatory gratuitous baby shot:

The bear will soon be sent to its intended recipient, a little baby girl in Chicago. The winters there should be good for bears.

Monday, July 11, 2005

The Flower Basket Shawl is Finished!

They thought she'd never make it. She struggled for life over the long months. For weeks at a time, she languished alone, afraid.

But she was never really alone.

She was always there -- in my bag on BART, under the front seat of the car. I tried to ignore her, but I heard her pleas, and finally, I brought her to life.

And here she is, unblocked.

And blocked:

Another viw:

And a close-up:

The yarn is Golden Chai from Artfibers. I used 2 balls. And I mean 2 full balls. I literally had less than 6 inches left. Since I have a third ball of it, I may start Knitty's "Branching Out" scarf and see how far I get.