Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Garden View Shawl

Its end of January and I have finished the Garden View shawl, its a very easy, quick knit shawl.  I will make another one but would be bigger. I will be giving this to a friend as a birthday present, hope she likes it.This is the February Shawl for the Ravelry group. There is no choices for March Shawl as of yet, can't wait to find out which ones will be winner. The moderators for the group are so nice and awesome,the group does not have any hard and fast rule,you can knit every month or skip a month and its ok, everybody helps each other. There are a lot of awesome projects from other group members. Since I am new to knitting lace shawl, this a good way to learn , now if I can only get my brain to handle reading chart instructions. I still have to rely on the written instructions to knit the shawls, its easier for me to understand. Well here are some pictures of my Garden View Shawl ( I really need a better camera). Happy knitting everyone.

Friday, January 27, 2012

FO Fridays

Finally, My lace shawl is finish. I stayed until midnight on Wednesday to finish the lace edgings. It's not perfect but I think I did ok. I took a lot of pictures to get the best one since i have bad lighting in the room. Several things I have learned working on this shawl is to always have a lifeline, a lot of stitch markers, i also learned how to double decrease (DD) and more patience. I will definitely make another one of this shawl maybe in a light pink or white , i have some yarn stash that I can use. By the way the shawl is called 198 Yards of Heaven and the pattern is available in Ravelry. Most of my projects pattern was from the website and there are a lot of free patterns, I actually have only use the free patterns on all of my projects.I joined the 12dozen shawl 2012 group on Ravelry so I will be making 1 shawl for the group every month.I already Cast on the project for February Shawl last night  which is the Garden View, we choose 2 projects every month a beginner and advanced.I've chosen Beginner projects for January and February. Well without further a do here are some photos of my finish lace shawl :) Have a great weekend everyone!
198 yards of heaven

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Yarn Finds and more!

Happy new year again to all! Days went flying by and its almost half of January, before we know it another year will pass. This is my first blog of the year 2012. I have been knitting and have finish a sock before 12midnight of 2011 so I was actually wearing it on New year. I also finish a matching hat and scarf, I'm thinking about giving it to a previous co worker as a late Christmas present and a slouchy hat for my daughter, I also managed to knit a mitten for my daughter's friend.. I  also finish baby hats and socks for a niece and the most exciting well at least for me was finding this $1.00 yarn from my local dollar store.Im always on the lookout for bargain yarns.  I bought 9 skein/ball color summer rose,cerulean and thistle.They are made by Caron. I know they are acrylic/nylon,but who cares, watch out yarn-snobs!I love the colors and will probably use the summer rose for KAL i joined on Ravelry for the February project. Yes! I'm still working on the January KAL which is 198yds of heaven, I will definitely finish that before end of January(cross fingers). Enjoy your day and here are some pictures :)
My yarn finds!

A slouchy hat for my daughter
My New years day stripey socks.
Pompom Hat and Scarf