Friday, October 17, 2014

Knitting stuff off the needles

I have some finished projects to share today - a shawl and some socks - I'll be warm head to toes!

This shawl was an easy knit, a beginner pattern, and yet I still messed it up and had to redo the lace trim twice. I found another error as I was working in my loose ends but it is going to stay this way. The pattern is Jimi - and you can see it here on Ravelry.

I used Malabrigo Rios in the Purpuras and Arco Iris. The Purpuras came from Eat, Sleep, Knit - here - and the Arco Iris was in my stash. I bought it a while ago at Lambikins Hideaway.

The mesh lace border really dresses up this simple shawl,and yes this picture is a little blurry - sorry. The picot edge bind off is my addition to the pattern. I LOVE the way a picot edge finishes off a shawl. I don't like that it takes about 4 times as long to do as a regular bind off but it is worth the time when it looks this pretty, dontcha think? I still need to block this but it won't take much work - maybe I can get to it this weekend.

And another pair of plain vanilla stockinette socks joins it brethren in my sock drawer. The yarn is Regia in a colorway called Avenue Passion. I got it through Amazon and saw a couple more skeins here.

Sooooo what to pick up next?  I have another pair of socks started - well truth be told, I always have a least 2 or 3 pairs of socks started - I could work on any one of them. And I have a couple more shawl patterns I'd like to play with. I bought enough yarn to do 2 more of those Jimi shawls. Now I'm not sure I need 2 more but there is plenty of yarn for some other pattern. And some more yarn came home with me from Lambikins last week - hang head in shame!  There are 3 skeins of Noro Silk Garden that are calling loudly. My plan is to make this shawl - Stitch Sampler - a free pattern you can see here. I think this would make a lovely shawl to wear at my older son's wedding next April. I figure if I start now and I don't like how it turns out I still have lots of time to make something else.... but I think I'm going to like this. Now to find my stitch markers and start casting on... 225 stitches... that's a lot of counting... and we all know counting is not my forte - LOL!

happy knitting!

carol fun


  1. What a fun pair of socks Carol.

  2. Love your socks - how fun. Your shawl is beautiful.

  3. fun socks and love the colors of the shawl

  4. I, too, love the picot edge on a shawl. Yours is beautiful. Your socks are so much fun, too. Thank you so much for sharing the pattern for the stitch sampler shawl. I LOVE it! Now I know what I'm going to make with all of my left-over sock yarn!

  5. Both the socks and the shawl are great!

  6. That shawl looks like it would be a fun knit. Love your socks. I've always got several in the works, too, and have to restraing myself in starting more. ;>)

  7. Great socks and I love your shawl! The picot edge is a very nice addition.

  8. I knit myself a bunch of shawls in the last two years and now I need to make some socks!


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