Sunday, July 08, 2012

Afternoon Tea Shawl

So the shawl is done it ended up being shorter than I thought it would be and a little sneezier lots of little floaties around.  Overall though I do like it.  There is a picot edge which took a little time but I like the overall effect.  I shall be using it in other projects.  Once I figure out how to block it it will be all done.

Part 3
I am on row 62 just more of the same at this point.  I have a four section repeat with 130 stitches and then I start the Branching Lace. Which looks like fun. I did look into the yarn over I am doing it right knitwise you take the yarn after the knit stitch and bring it to the front like you are going to pearl, then you put it back in the back so as to start a knit stitch you are basically wrapping the needle.  In this manner you are increasing a stitch or in my case replacing the stitch k2tog. (knit two together)

Part 2  
I have now made it to row fifty  and the holes are looking bigger on their own guess that happens when they have room to spread out 67 stitches compared to 31 in the beginning.  More knitting today since it will be 102 I will be staying inside and staying cool.

Part 1
So this is a first for me I am knitting with a group, granted it is a virtual group, but we can learn together.  The group is through Ravelry: Beginning Lace Knitters.  We are knitting the Afternoon Tea Shawl By: Helen Stewart from Knitty

I am learn how to do lace it is an interesting process with yarn overs and knit 2 togethers.  I am still not sure if I am doing the yarn over properly my holes look a little small.  I am using some of the stash yarn that I got from my adoring Aunt who was thinning her stash.  Woohoo.  So far so good I am on row 24 and this is what we have so far.

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Blossom Headbands

Here is Thomas since he won't let me cut his hair I am resorting to other means.  This is actually a present for a  young lady who is turning 9.  This is a really quick pattern it took me maybe an hour and 15 minutes total to make.  Blossom headbands out of kntgrrl 2
Our new neighbors across the street just had a surprise birth they weren't due for 10 more weeks.  So I also used some of my cute girly yarn and made them a little one too.

Brayden wanted have a white one which meant he would be a ninja.  So that was completed and this was the result.  These are so fun and quick to make.  You want one let me know.

I am thinking he wanted white to go with his white tae kwon do belt.