Friday, November 30, 2012

My Meris Cardigan

Up in the Lake Tahoe area the weather has turned cold and snowy; ski season is just around the corner and everyone is gearing up for another great winter.  Met up with Elizabeth Doherty for lunch at Coffee Bar in Truckee and she was kind enough to bring along samples of her designs including her Meris cardigan that I am planning to start soon.  It really is a beautiful, well designed cardigan meant for warmer weather, and with luck, I will have it done by Spring!  Here are a few pictures I took that day, but check out her Ravelry site to get a better look:

A closer look at the front panel:

The yarn she used was Quince and Co.'s Finch in the color Snap Pea - the top picture will give you a better idea of the color. I have heard alot of good things about Quince and Co's yarn and I'm looking forward to working with it.

Her Tenaya cardigan was featured in the Twist Collective 2012 Fall edition.  Here is a closeup of the cable pattern on the front:


Here's a picture of the back from her pattern site on Ravelry:


As for me, I'm in the process of sewing my Chalice pullover together:


Happy Fiber Arts Friday everyone!  Check out what others are doing on Andrea's blog and have a great weekend!


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Day Before Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is at my house this year and I've been busy grocery shopping and getting the house ready.  Here's my adorable/totally impractical turkey gravy boat that I use as my table centerpiece:


  With all this going on, I have managed to do a fair amount of knitting.  Almost done with my Chalice Pullover.  This is a great project; easy knitting and you pick up the stitches for the sleeves at the yoke and knit down, eliminating the process of sewing them in place:


Note my laptop in the background: I have signed up for and I'm currently listening to the very popular Gone Girl while I knit.  I am totally hooked on this story and rarely venture far from my laptop so, of course, I am a knitting fool, finishing up this sweater and working on socks for my husband so he won't complain about how much time I spend listening to this spellbinding tale.   For those who have read Gone Girl, you know what I mean; friends warned me about this book!

Here are the socks for my husband made with Austerman Step.  I love this yarn and the interesting color choices:


There are all kinds of projects made with this yarn; here are a few I saw on Ravelry:


This is alitacasey's socks made with Austerman Step, color number 28.   This is a nice pattern that creates a striking effect and can be finished quickly.

Step Into Heaven is a shawl made by pannak1 using Austerman Step color number 27:


                                            Have a nice Thanksgiving everybody!







Friday, November 9, 2012

My Modular Afghan

Happy Fiber Arts Friday everybody!  I have been spending alot of time on my Modular Afghan and had hoped to have it done by today and to give to my daughter this weekend while I am here in L.A.   but there are still a few more pieces to do:


I have really enjoyed working on this; it's hard to believe this has all been done with one colorway, Noro's Taiyo number 20.  I think this could be a great stash project or perhaps a chance to use those single skeins we seem to accumulate when we are traveling or yarn crawling.

 Here's a closeup:


There are some nice projects on the Ravelry page;  here are a couple of examples.  This is silverfox's Summer Garden Throw


This is macsgran's Hexagon done in Plymouth Encore:


I'm still planning to give it to my daughter this weekend and will post some pictures when it's done.  Check out  Andrea's blog to see what other people have been up to.  Have a great weekend!