Tuesday, June 7, 2011

what to cast on next?

i love each one of these designs
by the very talented
will see if i can get gauge with
oh, gauge, the bane of my exsistence
happy stitches

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

blocking. help?

she's blocking
do you have to pin blocked items?
can i just let her lay there stretched
out on the towel to dry?

she's suppose to resemble this:

when finished
my gauge is wrong
therefore she'll be shorter
note to self:
get the gauge,
 the row gauge, too!
happy stitches,

Saturday, May 28, 2011

moving right along.

the original worn by Ashley Judd

i'm using this in color #241
i'm about half way finished
i think i'm keeping this
lovely shawl for

what are you working on these days?
happy stitches,

Thursday, May 19, 2011

me and nuno

what do the following have in common?
merino top
silk tussah
hand-dyed silk chiffon
bubble wrap
rolling pin
rolling, kneading, throwing
don't know?
let me show you
some of the prettiest examples

it's been a long time
 let the process
happy stitches,

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Cotton. Silk. Handspun. India.

"Hand spinning is still being carried out in limited areas of India for KHADI, the hand spun and hand woven cloth encouraged by Ghandi as a protest at village level against the British mill-made fabric imported into India. Gandhi encouraged everyone to do a little spinning every day and even to burn their foreign clothing. Eventually the handspun hand woven fabric known as Khadi took over even at the professional level."
Textile Travels 

as it was in the beginning
is now
and forever shall be
the beautiful art of the spin
happy stitches

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Ashley Judd's shawl meet Sunday Knits.

remember this post about
the gorgeous shawl that
Ashley Judd wore on the
Who Do You Think You Are?


the brilliant designer, Carol of
has done it again.

isn't this just a perfect
translation of that
gorgeous shawl?
she designed it in her Nirvana,
one of the many
in her gorgeous line
of yummy yarns.
happy stitches,

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Ashley Judd and Jane Eyre shawl envy.

have you seen Jane Eyre?
there's a whole lotta hoopla
about that shawl in the
knitter ranks.
i'm having a go of it
using this 
here is my
let's not talk about
my yarn choice
the stripes, i'm not digging
right now.

Also, all the rage
Ashley Judd's shawl
in the
Who Do You Think You Are?
see it here

this shawl I want
you have to see the whole
thing to appreciate it.
brilliant ravelers are
feverishly working to
come up with
a workable pattern

happy stitches,

Thursday, April 28, 2011

I have yet to tire of grey.

a brilliant designer

my latest grey love
i hope i can conjure up
something equally

what are you working on today?
happy stitches,

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