Saturday, December 15, 2012

Saturday Stash

The huge Christmas lunch for the seniors has been cooked, served and - almost - all cleaned up.  The newsletter has been printed and sent out.  Just breathe...and knit.

My little sweater turned out so darned cute.  I love it.  The Fair Isle didn't make me too crazy - mainly 'cuz I've really got that left-handed knitting down now.

And, since I was on a stranded knitting roll, I thought I'd tackle this wee hat - it reminds me of ice cream.  When it's sitting on the shelf it looks like a merry-go-round.  And I still have yarn enough left to make another. Next year.

This is my birthday present to myself.  Two colors of baby alpaca/silk blend in a cool pattern:  Thin Edge of the Wedge by Shui Kuen Kozinski.  Yummy colors and a cushy texture with the garter stitch.  This yarn makes such a wonderful drape especially when knit on the bias like this.  I have used up half the yarn and the shawl grows one stitch every four rows for an asymetrical triangular shape.  The color change technique is different with the stitches sliding across to the other side of the circular needle every other row.  Interesting and pretty easy after the first couple of repeats. 

That's the knitting report for this week.  Things are quieter now and next week will be all about me.  Mostly. I will be visiting everyone I've neglected this weekend.  I've missed you.


Catherine said...

Lovey scarf, just visited the site on Ravelry and saved it! Also love the Fair-isle jumper, so sweet! I also adore the little pastel hat, it looks easy but I dunno if I'd attempt it without a pattern!
Hope you have a lovely Christmas. Did you see my last post with all the Knitmas goodies I got? And I sent your pattern socks with the three leaf clover design to my secret Santa exchange and she loved them!
Catherine xxx

Wendy Devent said...

Love the sweater!!!

Angie said...


Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oooooh, I'm thinking the edge of the wedge is going to have to go in my queue! Great looking scarf. And, your other projects are wonderful, too. Love that little hat! Well done, Stephanie. Wishing you a warm and wonderful holiday! blessings ~ tanna

Rudee said...

Let's talk about that looks like a confection! Beautiful use of color, too!

Anonymous said...

All are lovely, the hat does remind me of ice cream as well. Very cute. the Shawl is great.


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