Thursday, April 26, 2007

Canberra Scarf

Desperately, I have been racking my brains, trying to come up with something that is worthy for my pal in the International Scarf Exchange 4. I have swatched, frogged, swatched, frogged, and swatched and frogged somemore. Finally, I have found the yarn that complements the original design. I have chosen Jaeger's Como in the color Grape. Como is a luscious yarn comprised of 90% Merino and 10% Polymide. The pattern is one that I designed that incorporates two of my most favorite things to knit - cables and lace. I am about half way completed and will soon be working on a hat to complete the ensemble. So, enough of this patter... I have knitting to do.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Estonian Garden Shawl

I love, LOVE, love this pattern. This is Evelyn Clark's greatest pattern and it is such a pleasure to knit. This one is crafted using GGH's Capri, a combo of cotton/modal. Just perfect for those cool summer nights on the veranda, whilst I sip a margarita (or two or three)....

Thursday, April 12, 2007

The Swallowtail Shawl.....

Here are a few pictures of the two Swallowtail Shawls that I just completed.

The first is using GGH Capri in a rich aubergine color. It is a cotton/acrylic mixture that will be just perfect for cool summer nights.

The second is with Lorna's Laces Supersport in the Tuscany colorway. This was gifted to a friend and she loves it. She has it proudly displayed on the side of her sofa.