Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Aunt Betty Strikes Again

Aunt Betty dropped off a bunch of yarn again.
I'm still knitting through the last batch she dropped off.
 This was made from some of that yarn.
This crochet shawl is also coming along nicely from some of the gifted yarn.

I may never have to buy yarn again!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Another Quick Shawl Finish

I couldn't find a free, shawl pattern to make this shawl so I ended up writing my own. I don't think this is the final version I would want to share with others, so I'm going to make another, with a slightly different technique.
I really like the little points, but they aren't quite right. I'll do it again, and let you know how it works out.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Charity Quilting

I managed to get a couple charity quilts quilted the last couple weeks.
I need to figure out how to work in a couple of these during the week so I can get more accomplished.
I think I'm falling behind on getting these done. Maybe I need to hunker down and just get to work.

2017 Charity Quilt Count: 33

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Not Following the Directions

Like with many written patterns, I sometimes have a problem following the directions. Not because I can't understand them, or they are bad. Just that they don't fit what I want to do. This is one of those projects. The pattern for this shawl is called Longwing and you can find it on Ravelry and on Knitty.
I wanted a simple-ish shawl to make up with a single ball of Noro sock. I picked this pattern because of the shape. I like it when designers do something unexpected with their design.
I'm a big fan of knitting in public. You should check out the tag on Instagram sometime.
I finished it up and gave it a good bath before blocking.
This is another small shawl that plays nicely as a scarf.
Another fun finish made with some of the loot from Aunt Betty.