Monday, January 22, 2007

mountain stream scarf done a long time ago

i finished my mountain stream scarf last spring but never got around to posting. i decided that i had better take some photos of my scarf since i was giving it away this past weekend. and since i took some photos, why not post to the blog?!!

was going to try some artsy shots but ran out of time AND it's been cold


i used less than 2 skeins of knitpicks' alpaca cloud
19 repeats
finished size: 10" x 48"

i entered this scarf in my county fair last summer and received a red ribbon! i plan on making another one for ME! ME! ME!

susan, thank you for the wonderful pattern!

Thursday, November 30, 2006

New to the KAL

Hi there,

I'm not sure how active this KAL is but I happy to be here either way. I am working on my shawl using JaggerSpun Zephyr in curry. I was unsure about this lace knitting thing and how to read charts. Miriam has been a wonderful help and I've made it to chart three. I'm stuck again and thought I'd ask you guys about it as well. I'm on row 1 of chart 3. I've shifted the markers in my knitting to reflect chart 3... but the final repeat before I reach the spine of the shawl seems to be off... I'm supposed to have k1, ssk, yo, k3, (yo, ssk) 3 times, k1, yo... but I only get k1, ssk, yo, k3, (yo, ssk) 2 times with one stitch left over. Is there something I'm missing? Do the spine markers move too?

Thanks for your help!

Friday, October 20, 2006

Enter: one Mountain Peaks shawl

I was alone in the house when I was ready to take pictures, so had to settle for a chair as a model. If you want to see a couple more pics of it, they're in my blog. I love the way this turned out. Love, love, love it. I *may* have done one too many repeats of that first big chart... I say that because the shawl is wider than I thought it would be, and I had 12 border repeats to each side of the corner motif. No harm done. I had plenty of yarn (10 grams left), and I like the larger size.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Getting closer

I knit like a demon on my shawl this weekend. Got the pesky corner mastered, third time’s a charm, and continued on up the other side. I knit six repetitions of the border motif, and have six more to go.

It’s just magical to me how you knit along and suddenly, poof!, you have a ninety degree corner. Awe inspiring. Knit stitches are so smart. They know exactly what to do.

Since I love looking at close-ups of other peoples’ knitting in their blogs, here’s one for you. I got down fairly low with the camera, and took a side shot. You can sort of see where the lacey peaks point up somewhere inland from the edge.

If you want to see a couple more pics of this, see my blog.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Mountain Stream, maybe.

Last week I went to a big sale at an LYS that is closing, & I found the perfect yarn for the Mountain Stream scarf. I bought 2 skeins of bright blue laceweight for 30% off regular price. Score! So now I am undecided as to which I will start when I am done with my Hidcote.

(& there will also be some holiday gift knitting to be worked into the next couple months too, which will further delay my knitting any more for myself.)

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Finally, another pic!

I haven't been posting here much, but I've been knitting along. I finished up chart 3 (yes, it's wonderful to be able to move on to the next chart, Lucinda), AND I finished that up as well. I'm now working on the edging, and I have to say that I love, love, love how the border is working out. It's gorgeous, and so satisfying to knit! :-)

I have link to another photo in this post in my blog, if you want to see it from a little farther away.

Oh, and I'm knitting it with Alpaca Cloud from KnitPicks. This is my second shawl with this yarn, and it's divine. Soooo soft. Lovely yarn.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Just joining

Hello! I'm just now joining this KAL. I know, I'm late to the party. I'm also knitting out of order, as I'm currently about 2/3rds done with the Hidcote Garden Shawl & plan to finish that before starting the Mountain Lace one. However, I have my yarn all set aside for Mountain Lace & hope to be starting it within the next few weeks.

I've followed the links for the finished shawls in this KAL & they are all simply lovely! I'm really looking forward to starting mine.