Monday, May 16, 2011

As the semester end grows nearer....

I find myself casting on.

I'm inventing a sweater to use up a ton of cascade 220 bits of all different colors. i'm going to finally use my colorork stitches book i got when borders closed and i'm going to design something myself!
maybe even....
steek it!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

In other news...

Fellow blogger Sandra Singh is giving away an AWESOME pattern plus 1  of 'bellasock' yarn. The yarn itself is a 20.99 value and is hand dyed. (I can't tell what's prettier- aquarius or odran...) The pattern goes for $6, people. Which means that this is a practically 30 dollar value being offered for free! What  sweeeeeeet gesture.
anyways check out the linky here!
But don't enter.
because I want to win. :)

Friday, May 6, 2011

My first Shawl

Multomah Shawl. Free pattern here
I adored this pattern. I started with 100 grams of Inca Sportlace that I got at Tuesday Morning for $7.49. I was worried about running out of yarn, since there was only about 375 yards in the skein. I had started the project because I wanted to use up some stash yarn, and I didn't want to have to run out to the store again for more yarn just for the bind off row or something.
Luckily, I didn't have to worry. I had about a walnut sized ball leftover and the shaw turned out beautifully.
Haven't gotten decent pictures of it after blocking, but I will soon.
This was my first:
Lacy pattern that didn't suck
Blocking experience

Love love loved it, and I'm making a new one soon, out of Ulmo Multy I got for 2 bucks a pop at Tuesday Morning in April.

I still have 3 or 4 balls of Inca Sportlace left, but I think they're going to turn into some fingerless gloves. Socks are out of the question. The stuff felts easily.