Thursday, April 28, 2011

Spring flowers from my garden ...

are popping up everywhere!!

Close ups are in order ...

(New Pediboo Sock Yarn by Frog Tree Yarns)

Does this mean the StitchingNut is finally restocking her sock drawer?

Monday, April 25, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

How many WIPs can be on the needles ...

before I get lost in a sea of string and knitting bags?


Project info
: Crocodile Shawl
: Crocodile Stitch Triangle Shawl by Bonita Patterns
: Crochet
Needle and yarn
: 4.0 mm (G)
: Cascade Yarns Heritage Solids & Quatro Colors
1 skeins = 437.0 yards (399.6m)
: 5639 brown
2 skeins = 918.0 yards (839.4m)
: 1874 warm Fall colors


Project info
: Pacific Waves on the Atlantic Shawl
: Pacific Waves Shawl by Danielle Miner
: Knit
Needle and yarn
Needle: US 8 - 5.0 mm
: Elann Sonata (solid)
9 skeins = 1035.0 yards (946.4m)
: 2147 sky blue


Project info
: Summer Summit Wrap
: Summit by Mandie Harrington
: Knit
Needle and yarn
Needle: US 4 - 3.5 mm
: Lion Brand LB 1878
.5 spool = 1022.5 yards (935.0m)
: natural white

And that's ONLY the shawls in progress.

Dare I tell you about any more??
Another Day maybe.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Spring Fever ...

It's in the air!

I have finished the Budding Easter Shawl that I taught in a lace knitting class I gave. The same little shawl I've knit a couple of times now.

Budding Easter Shawl

Here are the shawl facts ...

Shawl #5 (total so far this year: 2011)

Name: Easter Budding Shawl

Pattern: Budding Shawlette by Joyce (YuLian) Yu

Yarn: 1 skein Cascade Heritage sock yarn (I used every bit and ran out 2 rows before finish, so I used a few yards of Heritage solid Pink to finish last row & bind off.) Also used clear crystal beads and ran out of those so finished up with the last row of stems in olive green. But I doubt you would notice without me telling you. Ha.

Yardage used: 1 skein = 437.0 yards (399.6m) plus a few yards more of pink to finish.

Started: March 20, 2011
Finished: April 10, 2011

Finished Size: 60” wide x 29” long

Modifications: none

My Project Page: Stitchingnut’s Budding Easter Shawl

Such a pleasure to get the compliments when I wear it of course ...

Budding Easter Shawl

And you can hardly tell the edge is in a different yarn can you? Or at least it looks like I did it on purpose. Which I did because I was too lazy to rip back and end with one less pattern repeat.

I'm always trying to stay one step ahead of my knitting flubs! BTW, after taking those pictures I couldn't take the wind and my windblown-fly-away hair anymore. So I went out and got a haircut. A whole new Do!!

Now maybe I can knit outside without my hair getting into my eyes!