Wednesday, August 25, 2010

All I've got to say this week is ...

I'm a stitching nut and all I want to do is KNIT!

This week it was a Ribbed Keyhole Scarf and Ribbed Fingerless Mitts from the Cascade 60 Quick Knit's book. I love 'em!



Not much to say when all I want to do is work on my knitting.
So now it's back to the 4 Shawls that's I'm working on.

That's right ... four!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Can't let my obsession go ...

So another Shaw comes off the needles. It's lovely and warmer than you think. I wonder if I should give this one to my friend for Christmas instead of Jubilee? This one is called Traveling Woman and I used Cascade Heritage Sock Yarn for it. It took one week to knit and it kept my interest the whole time. Love the Teal!

Traveling Woman
Traveling Woman
Traveling Woman
Traveling Woman

I enjoyed knitting this one.

But now it's time to move on to another Boneyard Garden Path Shawl again. Would my friend prefer one of those? Especially if it has purple in it?

Oh dear, what a dilemma ...

I may never get around to knitting myself some new Winter socks.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Simplicity is good ...

and I really need it once in awhile. I love complex patterns in both knit and crochet. I love the challenge to my mind or my skills and the feeling of accomplishment when it's done. But now and again I have to have simple knit or simple crochet projects on the needles to work on and give my mind a rest. Besides ... it's a time for reflecting or meditating while still keeping my hands busy. AND ... quite often the end result can be rather pleasant, stylish and even something fun to wear.

Take my Boneyard Garden Path Shawl for instants. You'll find all the details [yarn, needles, pattern, etc.] on my Ravelry page, but here are a few pictures.

See? So simply, yet so stylish and practical. Got a lot of wonderful meditation done on this one too. And the colors were a pleasure to see happening as I knit.

Even crochet can have meditative qualities. Especially if most of the time you're counting to 7. This one only took me 2 days to make. I couldn't believe it myself!

Once again you can check out the detailed information about my Sprout Shawl on Ravelry.

So now it's on to something more challenging ...