Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Knitting & The Road

Well, school finally finished up this past Monday (thanks again Mother Nature for all those delightful snow days this past winter!) and life has not settled into a summer routine yet. (Unless chaos counts. In which case, we have it covered.)

I have been knitting the past couple of weeks. Here's a FO (finished object) to prove it! (& two more projects in the works!)

I knit this little shrug for my 6 yr. old niece from the Canadian Worsted hand-dyed yarn I received from Caffeine Girl's blog. It turned out really well....I just hope it fits!

I started some socks (no big surprise there! socks are my "go to" project year-round.) I like the colorway which I picked up at Knitted Together in West Des Moines. The little touch of sparkle is fun and the colors remind me of tropical fish for some reason I am unable to explain. I'm just doing anklets as these feel like summer socks to me.

Also OTN (on the needles) is the Diana entrelac shawl I cast on late last week. I had a difficult time getting started. I had to frog the second tier 7 times before I finally got in the groove. I have now completed 4 tiers.

If you find it difficult to see, there is a lace leaf in the center of each little entrelac block. Every other tier, the leaves go in opposite directions. I thought this yarn from Knit Picks would be nice because the colors remind me of fall foliage. But in truth I'm not sure I'm happy with it. Something with longer color changes so that each block was a solid color would be better I think. I may pull out my JoJoland Melody and see what it looks like.

I've also been out and about shooting photos with my DD who is really a wonderful photographer in her own right. We went up to Humboldt and Dakota City and I came back with these last week:


Caffeine Girl said...

Oh, I'm so happy you found a wonderful use for the yarn. What an adorable shrug!

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

The teddy bear shrug is really cute and I love the yarn. Your shawl is very nice. Thanks for the beautiful photos.

McVal said...

Gorgeous! shawl and pics! Too pretty!

Permission to Unwind said...

It's fun to see all of the lovely projects and the pictures are beautiful, too!