Thursday, September 18, 2008

Euroflax Lacey Stole/Prayer Shawl

I know it has been a long time since I posted in here but that does not mean I'm not knitting or working on projects. I've been working on this beautiful and easy to knit Lacey Stole shawl which is a feather and fan pattern repeat. It is made with Louet Euroflax pure linen yarn and is machine washable and dryable. The shawl is supposed to get softer each time it gets washed because the washing enhances the look and feel of this yarn. After the knitting part is finished, I'll need to crochet the edge in a reverse crochet stitch. I love the way it looks but it will take a long time to finish!

It is my prayer shawl, too, and I use my knitting time to pray. Three of the rows are easy so I can pray as I knit. When I knit the "hard" row that requires concentration, I just sit and listen for the "still small voice of God." So, every morning I knit four rows during my quiet time.

I hope to post more of my projects that I am working on soon.


Saturday, October 13, 2007

Latvian Mittens, Hats, & Socks

Just returned from another trip to Riga, Latvia. This picture is a table full of Latvian mittens, hats, & socks!

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Monday, June 25, 2007

Black Shawl

I finally finished the black shawl I was working on. But, I sold it! I was at a convention this past weekend and a lady asked me if I would make a shawl for her. She loved the cream colored one that I was wearing. I asked her what color she wanted and she said "black." It just so happened that I had brought this one with me to finish & wear and I agreed to sell it to her. This is made with Berrocco Suede yarn. I've already started a new one for me! (I talked with Antje at the Knitting Nest today and asked her how much I should have charged. She said one should charge at least double the cost of the material.) This is Barbara modeling her new shawl.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

I-Cord Collars

If you have been reading my other blog at Laurie's Dance With Sound, you will know that we have eight German Shepherd puppies that were born on April 19th (6 weeks ago). I needed a way to tell them apart so I made I-cord collars for them using different colors. They work out great. I plan to make some bigger ones for the dogs around the holidays by mixing red/blue/white for patriotic colors and green/red for Christmas, etc. Here are some pictures!
The puppies and their collars! The two "pinks" are the females. The rest are males. (One of the puppies has already gone to his new home, which is why the photo only shows seven puppies.)

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Knitting Circles Around Socks Book

Go here and support my local knitting shop owner, Antje Gillingham. Her first knitting book will be published this summer and will be available in the fall. I stopped in at her shop today, The Knitting Nest, and she is very excited about it. And, she is working on her second book! She is a beautiful knitter and has an awesome shop!

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Bunny Dishcloth

This was a fun dishcloth to make. I had no idea what it was going to be until it was almost finished!

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Lacy Diamonds Dishcloth

This was the February Mid-Month Dishcloth pattern at the MonthlyDishcloths group at Yahoo Groups. It was made with Peaches & Cream yarn in a peach/white color. Fun!