Monday, May 21, 2012

Lacey Summer Knitting

Early summer like weather has been hitting our area in fits and starts. One weekend there is a mad scramble for shorts, sandals and sunscreen, the next it is back to jeans, hoodies and shoes and socks. My garden is producing an overabundance of invasive plants and weeds. I keep chiding myself to get it all cleaned up but then a really great pattern catches my eye!

I have been knitting several lacey-beadey shawls lately. I do seem to be in the habit of knitting lacey things in the summertime. I wonder if it is the promise of summery weather or maybe because they are such light and airy projects . I really should wear them more than I do, maybe there is a gala coming soon to our local Cdn. Tire (someone thinks that constitutes a cool date-ha ha). I just really like knitting them.

This pattern is Cloud Illusions by Boo Knits. It is a lovely crescent shaped shawl . I really like this shape as it does seem easier to wear and drapes wonderfully. I think it was the edging that really caught my eye and maybe, just maybe the addition of beads too!! I knit it with a skein of Seasilk in the Valentine colourway. Seasilk is a lovely yarn that feels so nice on one's skin. I would like to knit another shawl using a finer silk or wool laceweight yarn.

I have a few more finished projects but it is just finding the time, the right lighting and an uncluttered space to take some pictures. That's my current list of excuses!

Big fuzzy bumblebees
 It is a holiday Monday in Canada today. Hope everyone is having a good one!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Happy Knitters and Special Visitors

Even though it is spring and all the trees and flowers are growing and blooming like crazy, there is still a lot of great knitting happening.

Seriously, is this not the cutest sock monkey? Judy (who remains picture less) recently knit this for her niece. We all had to hold and hug this little one. Absolutely adorable! The pattern is Baby Sock Monkey .

Judy recently completed this cute sweater and hat set for her special baby neice. Judy just started knitting this winter, incredible! We are currently in the process of luring her into the sock knitting vortex, heh heh!!

Jen is knitting a beautiful pair of thrummed slippers.

Such beautiful colours and they are so soft and cozy!

This is Barb's first sock, as you can see we are very serious about our knitting.

Jane is an intrepid and fearless knitter.Recently she bravely threaded over 1200 beads on her yarn to knit Laura Nelkin's Undulating Scarf. I have knit several of her patterns and they are amazing. ( I think Jane has forgiven me-that is a lot of beads ).

Very Serious Person

Brenda has been knitting lots of pretty scarves this winter

We are missing Colleen, Wendy and Maria! Look out you three.

Buddy and Baron paid us a visit one day to check out what's going on at the knit shop.

Happy little guys!

 Thanks Tianna and Rod for bringing in the little fellas!! (thats's a dog nose smudge on my camera lens)

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