Friday, July 11, 2014

FO Friday ~ Luv & More Luv




Oh my goodness what can I say.  I absolutely love how this shawl turned out.  When I posted this as an FO last week I was at odds about the trimming.  I looked at motifs and lace edgings but I really wanted something simple so I went for a small ruffle edging.

After the shawl part was done I simply double crocheted around the entire edging of the shawl then I started another double crochet row but every three stitches I did two dc's in one stitch and this created my ruffle.  After that row I simply did another double crochet row and there you have it.  It's the perfect size for me.  Not too big and not small at all.  Like I said...  LUV !

The pattern is The Original Half Granny Shawl by
Ambar Enid Alcalá which is free by the way.

The yarn is Malabrigo Lace in the colorway Shocking Pink.

I used crochet hook size G.

I would love to make another one of these with an even thinner lace and a smaller needle.  I think crochet stitches done on small hooks is just so pretty. 

I'll be pulling out more of my Malabrigo lace also.  I really enjoyed working with it.  Oh yes.  I have plans.


Enjoy Your Day !

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

WIP ~ My Knitpic Lace Scarf

I started on the Knitpic Lace Scarf which is a free pattern on Ravelry.  Even though the YOs are worked on both sides and even though the pattern repeat is 18 rows this is an easy-pattern.  Honestly it is.  This scarf is moving along quickly and I love how it's turning out. 

The yarn is South West Trading Bamboo. 



 
The bottom color is closest to the true color of the yarn.
 
Happy WIP Day and Enjoy the rest of your week !

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Free Patterns

I don't have a lot of time these days to make the afghan I'm desiring to make so I'll just pass along a few patterns to You.  Hopefully some of these are new to you.


Here's the LINK.

Enjoy the rest of your day !

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

WIP Wednesday ~ She's Almost Done !

Slowly but surely I have turned my Malabrigo into a shawl.  I am patting myself on the back because at this point of the shawl I can crochet with a bit of speed.  Not much but some.  This is about as much as I'm going to in terms of the double crochets.  I'm satisfied with the size and now I must choose a border.  I may do one row around of single then either a scallop edging or picot.  We'll see. 

The Malabrigo lace has been a dream to work with and I love the feel.  I have another skein in blues and I may work a scarf out of that after this project. 




I like this piece so much as it is that I don't want to block it.  Although I should.

 
Hopefully the next time you see my pretty she will be completed.

Enjoy Your Day !

Monday, June 16, 2014

Our Winners...

 
Congratulations to Autumn Geisha and to Ellen /EllenReport !  They are the winners of my Stash Busting Away contest. 

Autumn will receive the Cherry Tree Hill Suri Lace Alpaca and Ellen will receive the Zitron Trekking Hand Art.

Thanks Ladies for taking the yarn off my hands !

Friday, June 13, 2014

FO Friday ~ A Little Cardi


I absolutely adore this little cardigan.  The pattern is Gilet court d'été by Marie Adeline Boyer.  It's a freebie, an easy-peasy and uses less than 600 yards so I love this pattern.

In the colorway Tidal the yarn used is Boutique Unforgettable which is an acrylic.  It's very soft and I was singing praises while ironing the cardi because I didn't know what to expect.  I have never ironed anything acrylic and this smoothed into place as if it were a natural fiber.
 




 

Happy... Happy... Happy !  Enjoy Your Weekend All !

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

WIP Wednesday ~ The All Day Hem


The project is the Kayleen Pullover from Interweave Knits Summer 2014 issue. You and I can see this is a fairly easy top.  It's pretty straightforward but I will admit that it took me over a day to work the hem.

It's one of those hems where you knit straight for some rows then purl a row then knit straight again then fold at the purl row then attach the knit rows together to make a neat little hem. 

At first I started knitting the two sides together trusting that all would work out but then there were a few mismatched stitches.  I needed another plan to reach perfection.
 


I took on the tedious task of matching stitch to stitch and pinning them along the way.






Nothing could go wrong with this method except it took all day long and then some.  





It took forever but I did it !  I did it !  No one can tell me I don't have patience.







As of last night I was able to knit a few inches over that tedious hem and now I am happy and relieved.







Thank You for allowing me to share this with you.  I will keep all informed as the saga continues.

Enjoy Your Day !