Friday, November 16, 2007

Finishing and Re-Stashing

Today seemed to be a good day for blocking...
Both Backyard Leaves and Clementine called for steam blocking so out came the blocking board and iron.


Of course we couldn't neglect our school work... or our coffee.

Before:
Backyard Leaves Backyard Leaves

After:
Backyard Leaves Backyard Leaves

I wanted to keep some of the shape of the leaves instead of blocking them flat.

I could've easily left out a couple of the leaf repeats as it turned out a bit longer than I would've liked but I'm still thrilled with it. I've knit a couple of scarves from this book and have more on my list. It's one of my favorites.


Backyard Leaves
Scarf Style
Karabella Aurora 8 - 4 balls - Olive
Knit Picks Options - size 7 needles

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Next up... Clementine...
Clementine Shawlette

Iron is set on steam and held about an inch above the garment while pins and sons hold and stretch into shape.

Clementine Shawlette


While it called for a steam block, I definitely think it would benefit from a more thorough wet block. This shawlette is so clearly "not me" that I felt silly even modeling it... but it will be lovely on my MIL and perfect for keeping the winter chill off her neck.


Clementine Shawlette
Interweave Knits, Spring 2007
Blue Sky Alpaca Silk - 3 hanks
Knit Picks Options - Size 4

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After carefully going through my yarn for a thorough destash, I've been able to reinvest in some new yarn.

Sock Yarns
From left to right: Fleece Artist Sea Wool in Stone, Colinette Jitterbug in Marble, Oceanwind Knits in Blu. I've heard a lot of mixed reviews on the Jitterbug... just enough to get me curious so I thought I'd give it a try for myself.
And...
Duet Middy
Some Duet Middy in Bauer Blue. I can't even begin to tell you (nor do I have the photography skills to show you) how incredible these colors are. They are just not normal browns and blues... no, they are unique. Anyway, I got all of these from The Loopy Ewe. I think I'm an addict.


Now on with my day...

Regia Kaffe

BTW - What's the best way to use Flickr with Blogger. I get very inconsistent results trying to use the Blogger Uploader (the li'l picture button) so I often end up having to use the direct html link. Thanks.

7 comments:

sophanne said...

Your finished objects always look so beautiful and inspiring. That scarf is gorgeous.

Lesalicious said...

Lovely scraf love that green so pretty.:)

Donna Boucher said...

I happen to adore that shawl!!!!!
It is absolutely beautiful!!!!

And I think addict is too strong of a word.

How about.....yarn nut :o)

Yarnhog said...

Wow! I love that scarf! What great leaves. And Clementine is beautiful! How productive of you.

janet said...

I love the scarf!!! My Dad always says he's wearing his personality whenever he has a scarf on. Please wear the shawlete, even if you feel it isn't you. It's super cute and way better than a typical hooded sweatshirt. Be brave.

amanda said...

beautiful scarf!

~Kristie said...

I bet my MIL would love the Clementine for Christmas. Hmmm... do I dare add more projects to the queue?

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your scarf. It is absolutely stunning. That book is also one of my favorites.

Nice stash enhancement. I love the Jitterbug yarn, but I would definitely recommend a toe-up pattern. You wouldn't want to run out of yarn.