Shawls

Pretty in Pink Color Affection Shawl

UPDATED ON 11/30/2015 – TO ADD A NEW PICTURE AFTER BEING BLOCKED AND PHOTOGRAPHED IN A BLIZZARD.

PINK COLOR AFFECTION SHAWL IN THE SNOW

ORIGIONAL POST:

I finished another Color Affection Shawl by Veera Välimäki. I knit it with Knit Picks Yarn in these shades Hollyberry, Peony, and Ivory. I used .52 miles of yarn to knit this shawl. Isn’t that crazy????

I changed the pattern slightly to try to get the edges not to pucker as much. I knit the increases on every row as YO’s instead of make one left and rights. It helped with most of the shawl, but it still puckers really bad on the edge of the 3rd section where all of my color changes took place. I don’t think that I will bother making this pattern again since the puckering annoys me so much.

I realize that I am probably my own greatest critic but when you spend the better part of 2 weeks making something it’s disappointing when it doesn’t turn out they way you expected it too.

pink color affection

However, the shawl feels so soft and cozy while its wrapped around me. The colors compliment each other really well and the visual effects that the pattern construction created are beautiful.

you can see my project notes here

101 purple color affection shawl

Here is a picture of the first Color Affection Shawl I knit. If you’d like to read about the pattern tweaks I made with this shawl click here.

 

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Handmade Gifts, Hat

Turn Some Squares

I have been on a hat knitting kick the last few days. These two Turn a Square hats were knit with some of my hand dyed yarns. I love how they turned out and they also knocked a few items of my Christmas gift list. My goal is to be done with my Christmas crafting by Halloween.

turn some squares

Speaking of Halloween. I knit up this slouch hat for my daughter. For this hat I didn’t really use a pattern. I just casted on 108 sts with fingering weight yarn and then I flew by the seat of my pants so to speak. I am pretty sure that’s the first time those words have been uttered out of my mouth too! 😉

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I’m still working on improving my spinning on the drop spindle. I have two knit shawls in progress and I have another hat in progress. I have 3 hats, an afghan, and 33 Christmas ornaments left to make this year. Plus, I always come up with a few last minute items.

 

Afghans/Blankets, Handmade Gifts

Chunky Lap Afghan

My Mom gave me 3 skeins of Lion Brand’s homespun yarn for Christmas a few years ago and I now am just getting around to making something out of it. It’s a small lap afghan that would be perfect to sit around the house and read with. This yarn is super soft and cozy.

lap afghan

I couldn’t get a picture of the whole afghan that showed good color and texture so this close up will have to do.