Monday, June 2, 2008

More finishing....

So, in order for the needles to have been empty yesterday, I needed to have a few more finished pieces, right??

This is the Flower Basket Shawl blocking.

I loved knitting this, although it took me ages. I wasn't able to work on it consistently, which is why it took me so long. You can only kind of see the variegation in this picture, but the yarn's semi-solidness made it beautiful to knit with. If only I had more things to wear peach with!
Flower Basket Shawl by Evelyn Clark
Needles: Size 4 bamboo circulars
Repeats: 18 of the second chart, plus the first and last charts
Mods: None. This says something about the pattern quality. It's beautiful.
Yarn: Zephyr, dyed by me this January. Actual weight unknown, slightly over 2 mini-cones

I also finished up my portable project:

These are the Candy Socks. They are knit on 66 stitches, and the only thing that makes them remarkable in the least are the heels. Can you identify which heel is the Dutch heel and which one is the regular heel-flap heel? That's right -- it turns out that when I was knitting the second sock (on the right) I forgot how one does the short rows to get a nice trapezoid on the bottom of the heel. So that sock turned out with a Dutch heel. Both socks fit, so I'm not too concerned about their fraternal nature.


Socks, on 66 stitches. Rib is 2x1.

Yarn: Knit Picks fingering, dyed by me in January


This is a simple stockinette swatch for my next project. Actually the first half of the project is off the needles, and the second half is not yet cast on. The yarn is cotton and so it shows every glitch. Usually on my reverse-stockinette sides I row out, and you can see the gaps. This time I didn't, at least not that much. I love this yarn! It makes a fabric that is truly smooth and sleek. It's Intermezzo DK.


Opal said...

Your shawl is gorgeous! Absolutely fabulous color! Don't you just love the feel of Zephyr? It's my favorite laceweight. :)

Ami said...

The shawl is gorgeous! How fun it must be to be using your own hand dyed yarn.

tiennieknits said...

That shawl - wow!