Sunday, April 28, 2013

Blocking the herringbone

IMG_0383 by kbshee
IMG_0383, a photo by kbshee on Flickr.

Finished this cowl, or to be more specific I think it is an infinity scarf, and I'm using lace blocking wires to block it.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Allergy Central

IMG_0364 by kbshee
IMG_0364, a photo by kbshee on Flickr.

It is peak time for allergies here in the Willamette valley, and you know what that means? Cast on for stuff!

Not really. Any port in a storm though.

This is the Intersection shawl from Wild Prairie Knits. Just love the colors.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Startitis

IMG_0366 by kbshee
IMG_0366, a photo by kbshee on Flickr.

I've had a bad, bad case of startitis and am trying to finish the WIPs that I can in order to justify the horrid disease.

This is the Rainbow Herringbone Cowl, my own design (which is basically just Herringbone stitch in the round). This stitch is simple yet can be wonky if you don't knit loosely enough. Pattern to come.

Yarn, the incredibly wonderful Malabrigo Seleccion Privada.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Charity Sock

IMG_0360 by kbshee
IMG_0360, a photo by kbshee on Flickr.

Every year, my unit has an online auction to raise money for Food for Lane County, a local charity that fights hunger. This year I auctioned off a pair of socks--the winner gets to pick out yarn and watch me knit them during faculty meetings. This year's winner is my friend Leslie, and I think the socks raised about $30 for the charity. yay!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

After

IMG_0359 by kbshee
IMG_0359, a photo by kbshee on Flickr.

This is that cowl (can't think of the name).

Just checked the Rav: the Willow cowl.

This is after a nice cool bath. The previous photo is pre bath.

There was some 'interesting' pooling on the first lace section (the flarey part near the bottom) but it all seemed to reconcile itself by the time I got to the main part of the cowl. Although a cowl that was all pooling would have been fine too. And how weird the change in shape is, at least to me.

Before

IMG_0358 by kbshee
IMG_0358, a photo by kbshee on Flickr.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Willow

IMG_0357 by kbshee
IMG_0357, a photo by kbshee on Flickr.

This is the start of the Willow Cowl. I've been working on this lately because it is a nice mix of mindless stockinette and semi-mindless lace (yo, k2tog).

I wanted to do a cowl in a non-winterish yarn, and I found this from 2008 in the Stash. It is madtosh sock and the coloway is (I think) Beach Ball, or Beach Umbrella, and it was part of the Woolgirl sock club.

What is it with me and cowls? I used to hate them.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Slow down

IMG_0355 by kbshee
IMG_0355, a photo by kbshee on Flickr.

I haven't worked a lot on this one, but it is slowly progressing.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Startitis

IMG_0338 by kbshee
IMG_0338, a photo by kbshee on Flickr.

Having a bad case of startitis, and to make it more specific, Cowl Startitits.

This is the herringbone stitch (I think) done with Malabrigo Seleccion Privada.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Outlaws #1

IMG_0337 by kbshee
IMG_0337, a photo by kbshee on Flickr.

These are done, they are purpleyer (purplier?) than they look here, and they feel great.

Destined to my outlaw Mary.