Tuesday, December 14

The Holiday Rush

I have literally been slammed with knitting - scarves, gnomes, lace and sock classes, and all of that is low on the totem pole compared to my preparations for TNNA. That's right! I am going to my first trade show as a designer! Woot! (not in a booth, mind you, but as a blooming designer aiming at networking and gawking over the rock stars).

A sweater and cardigan have been finished, with two more tops swatched and nearly ready to cast-on.

First, though, I need to get all of these gifts wrapped and mailed. And poor Ayla, my vocal 5 1/2 year old daughter, has been wondering if I am ever going to knit her a sweater. This to-do list? It don't think it will EVER get smaller.

Thursday, December 9

It is time

For a new camera. And perhaps a well-lit place for a photo shoot.

Stunning shawl in lace weight yarn + harsh Colorado light + crappy camera = so-so pictures that do not equate to the beauty that the shawl actual is.

Oh, well. Until I can save up the funds for a great camera, here are the current pics...







I really do love this shawl. Not the 400+ stitches that I bound off in a crochet chain way (bangs ahead against the wall), but the shawl was so worth it.

I am gifting it to a beautiful, amazing friend who shines with the most potent light...  (but, hopefully I can get better pics before I send it off)

Friday, December 3

Bergmot Shrug

I was thrilled to have a chance to design for Three Irish Girls, which equals to even higher excitement at the release of my pattern: Bergamot Shrug.

A ridiculously easy, fun knit that results in a super cute top that goes with just about everything! Yea! Can't beat that, can you? :)

Not too shabby, huh?

A detailed cable cuff contrasts the delicate, effortless mesh lace that travels the sleeves and body of this shrug. A seasonless knit, it goes from yoga class to an evening out.

Finished Sizes and Measurements
Woman’s XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
Bust Circumference: 32 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 51) inches
Total Arm Length (measured from cuff to cuff): 47 ½ (49, 50, 52, 52 ¾, 54 ¼, 57 ¼) inches
Upper Arm Circumference: 11 (11 1/2, 12 1/4, 13 1/4, 14 3/4, 16 3/4, 18 1/4) inches

• Beckon Stretch Merino: 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins; shown in Neve.
• US Size 4 (3.5mm) straight and 24” circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
• US Size 5 (3.75mm) straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge
• Cable needle
• Stitch markers
• Tapestry needle

The shrug is worked flat from cuff to cuff. The sleeves are seamed before the body edgingis knit.
For more information, see: http://www.threeirishgirls.com/product_p/p-bergamotshrug.htm