Sunday, October 18, 2009

It's A Wrap!

Every Way Wrap by Okmin Park
Elle Merino Tweed (6 skeins)
Started: Aug 22/Finished: October 14

Definitely one of my favorite projects. Had hopes of wearing it to the New York Sheep and Wool Festival (Rhinebeck)over the weekend but the rain & threat of snow kept me tucked away in the warm comfort of home (lol).

Taking a quick break from the Einstein Coat, I cast on this quick & easy Baktus scarf using the Kauni yarn purchased at the Ruhama's booth at Stitches Midwest.

Aren't the colors gorgeous? The principle is to knit a triangle using your exact amount of available yarn. It works with any kind of yarn, but the color strands in this Kauni are really special. (Note to self: must get more of this yarn....)

Next weekend I'll be heading to the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Charlotte, NC. Two days & 39 miles. This is my 7th year & I'll be joined by 2 of my WeightWatcher sistahs - Sharon & Cilla. Wish us luck (& sturdy feet)!

Happy knitting......

Sunday, October 4, 2009

In a Gray Mood

My favorite colors are earth tone. Probably why my hair turned gray so early (lol). Currently finishing up the Every Way Wrap (gray tweed). What a great pattern & perfect for those who are cable & chart-challenged like me.

Feeling like a cable semi-pro now so it's time to move on to the next project. Have admired the Einstein Coat in Sally Melville's Book 1: The Knitting Experience. It's a whole lotta garter stitch but beautiful in it's simplicity. Two guesses on the color I selected....... It's a mohair mix from my stash & it's paired with a darker gray cotton that I hope will give the sweater coat a little more stability.

I promise to spice up my next project....... Have some beautiful hand dyed wool with plenty of red & orange undertones. Happy Knitting!