Monday, April 25, 2011

FO Time

I have finished the shawl!
candiancomplete post
Elvis Approves of this shawl.


Yarn: Sweet Sheep BFL superwash. super skein. (about 800 yards)
Needles size: 7
Time to completion: approx a month (project monogamy FTW)
Diameter of shawl: 46 inches

The cast on was a complete and utter pain. After I got it, a friend on Rav, upon hearing of my frustration, told me of a trick used in circular starts with few stitches: cast on with doubled yarn for half the number of stitches and then 'spread' the stitches out. The errata on the project page has NOT been put into the pattern, so please make sure you know where the errata goes!

Otherwise, this is a mindless knit once you get into the repeat section and is very impressive once it is finished.


Monday, April 18, 2011

Round and Round and Round and Round

.....we go! My Candian Shawl continues. candiancontpost Current stats: approx 92 inches around. Approx 100 gram of yarn left (on my incrediby inaccurate kitchen scale) Ciao

Friday, April 15, 2011

Fingernail Friday

Spring Thing nails! Spring Thing Nails

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Round and Round and Round and Round.....

I am working happily on my Candian Whirlppol shawl. It's 408 stitches around, currently. So it is growing a little less quickly than it did at the beginning. here's a couple of crappily lit pics: candian 001 candian 002 It's grey and thunderstormy out, so the natural light leaves a lot to be desired. The flash leaves a lot to be desired too, but beggars can't be choosers. I don't want to switch to longer circs till I have to, so it's all squished up on the shorter ones. I am rather glad the rain came as forcast today. Yesterday hubs and I did the sprinkling of the cornmeal on the lawn to keep the crabgrass away and give the grass a bit of a feed. So the rain will help melt that in a bit. Spring. It might actually be here!

Friday, April 08, 2011

Fingernail Friday

The "I Hope Spring is Here" Edition..... spring thumbnail spring fingernails

Monday, April 04, 2011


The weather today is beautiful....for once. It's been a long, grey winter. So, I decided the other day to cast on something with spring colours. The Vortex shawl in some 'mistake yarn' dyed by the Sweet Sheep. The cast on was a MAJOR PITA. 8 stitches on 4 dpns. Yeah, twisted the stitches, dropped dpns, you name it, I did it. Finally tried it via magic loop, and while I still had to cast on a few times to get it right, it was slightly less frustrating. If you try this pattern, please note the errata on the Ravelry project page. I mistakenly assumed the pdf would have been corrected. It was not. Much swearing ocurred. Another note, when the designer says 'place stitch markers beteween sections' or repeats or whatever, she means the grouping of stitches. Also, when you get to the ....and repeat these 2 rows until size desired is reached....part, the directions are for each repeat between the stitch markers. The pattern is a little unclear about that. All that aside, once you get going it is very easy to do. It is lace knitting that can be done in front of the tv. It is also very impressive looking. candia candia1 The second picture has truer colours. On my monitor at any rate. Ciao