Thursday, April 05, 2007

Blocking Day

You thought I was kidding when I said no more plain socks for a while, didn't you.
I had to wait for the sun to make another appearance, because I like blocking outside. Today I got lucky. Monday snow, today 17 C. Go figure. Thought I'd better take advantage of the good weather 'cause who knows how long it will last or what will come next. Tornado? Water funnel? Hate to guess.



Luna Moth Shawl done in Alpaca with a Twist Baby Alpaca. It's a small shawl that took about two and a half balls and just two days of knitting.



Shetland Triangle from Interweave Knits Wrap Style. I saw Melanie's last month and instantly wanted to make one. I even stole her idea of beads along the bottom. I did a few more repeats and still had yarn left, but the pattern is only a ten row repeat and it was getting a little dull. The yarn is a hand dyed bamboo that I got at Fibrefest last year from a weaver. Can't remember which one, but I love the colour. The bamboo was very slippery and a little on the splity side. Feels nice and looks shiny though, so it was worth the struggle. I started this Saturday night during the last period of the game and finished Tuesday afternoon
The spinning for the monkey's three ply corrie gansey has begun!

10 comments:

Jacqui said...

yowsa! fabulous work...

i just love the colorflow through the Shetland Triangle.

Dave said...

Those are gorgeous. I particularly like the movement of the stitches in the Luna Moth. I'm amazed at how quickly you knit them.

lorinda said...

Stunning. I'm speechless.

kerry said...

I had no idea this was taking place! They are both gorgeous shawls, I can't decide which I like better.

A couple days, eh? Doesn't seem possible.

Melanie said...

Wowza, you're one speedy knitter! They're both really pretty. I'm really stuck on beads along the bottom because they add such nice drape, and because they're fun. Your knitting is so perfect.

Denise said...

Good grief - two days? I think either of these would be a major project for me.

So which shawl do you like better? (Both the actual knitting and finished project)

Did you just slip the beads on with a crochet hook as you were knitting?

vanessa said...

gorgeous!!!!

Lisa said...

Beautiful shawls! And I love your idea for a pattern book - challenging is good!

andrea said...

I love the shawls, the black one is my fav.You can really see the patern nicely in it.

Ilix said...

Lovely! gotta love these sunny days in spring! Today was a nice one too..........