Archive for October, 2009

Shrug this

It’s been so long since I made this shrug that I’d completely forgotten about posting it. I wore it all summer, and have a feeling I will continue to wear this straight through winter.

Pattern: Top-Down Shoulder Warmer by Laura Chau
Yarn: Berroco Softwist, about 500 yards
Needles: Sizes 8 and 9

Shrug this

I was seduced by the gorgeous color and sheen of this yarn, but I did find it difficult to knit with. It’s worth it, though. Literally EVERY time I wear this out, I get asked where I bought it. Plus, if you’re feeling a bit silly, you can pull the collar up Miami Vice style and strut about. Not that I would know about that…

Miles of ribbing

I can’t seem to get a good shot of the back, but the ribbing continues all the way around the sides and down the back, and the whole shrug is constructed to be finished together, with no seaming. It’s really ingenious.


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The Moody Autumn Mystery Sock progresses. We have legs…!

Moody Autumn Socks

The color is showing up lighter than it actually is, but the photo shows the rather strange texture of Cherry Tree Hill Supersock. It’s lovely wool, with a tight twist, but it has the oddest feel to it. I can’t quite put my finger on what’s bugging me about it. Still, it has really generous yardage, so I’ve done 6 repeats of the chart. If I go bonkers with impatience before the heel pattern is released on Thursday, I may even do another 2 rounds on each sock.

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I frequently look at patterns on Ravelry and marvel at the kind of creativity that can create such amazingly detailed patterns. It’s even more striking when the pattern is constructed by a 12 year old, as this one is. The pattern is not yet up on Ravelry, but it will be soon. And remember Lily’s name – I have a feeling we’re going to be seeing even more beautiful designs from her in the future.


Design: Aira, by Lilykate
Yarn: Regia Silk 4 ply (probably about 240 yards) in cream
Needles: Size 2 and 4 (gauge 26 stitches/4 inches)

Apologies for the washed out photos. It’s been a washed out kind of week in Dallas and I, too, am feeling a bit washed out.

Aira detail

Lace details

Aira side

Perhaps my favorite thing is those puckers. They’re a lovely touch.

Picot detail

As is the beautiful picot band. Both warm and stylish.

I have a cosy sweater, now I have a beautiful beret…bring on the frosty weather!

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