Sunday, January 26, 2014

Life Happens (You change or IT changes you)

Been gone so long that I have a backlog of things I have been working on. Last year I had things to deal with that ate up all my time and attention. I managed to sort of keep up with Ravelry but little else. Since my life has now calmed down to the point where I can see my way to posting on the blog again, these are catch-up pictures of some of the things I got done. I have other things that don't have pictures yet but I will eventually get to those.
The first picture is progress on Herbert Nieblings Morgenrote. I'm using Yarn Place Heaven that I was able to indigo dye at A Verb For Keeping Warm. I am working on chart B and adding circa 1920 Blue Iris AB Carnival beeds (16 beads to the inch). I am using US 000 needles for the body of this lace though I used US 0000 for the center petals. It's slow going but I like the spring in the yarn and the nice definition.
Next up is Morticia which was a MKAL done with the Boo Knits group on Ravelry. I used pigeonroof studio baby alpaca lace in the "Vamp" colorway to make this shawl using US 3,4 and 5 needles. Really beautiful pattern with a fluffy delicate yarn. It was really fun to knit. It's gone off to a new owner already. Those Boo Knits really are in demand with friends and family!
Next, something a little different. This is an adaptation of a circular doily pattern by Herbert Niebling called Fuchsienbluten. After seeing several versions done up as a shawl on Ravelry, I also went ahead and gave it a try using Lichtfaden Baby Camel Silk laceweight yarn in the Cabaret  colorway using US 3&4 needles.Modifications are posted on my project page at Ravelry. This one too has been gifted.
The next one is a really old UFO that I finally finished. The Triinu Scarf in Just Our Yarn Myrn Cashmere Lace. I like how it looks but these simple patterns just don't hold my attention so it was a slog to knit. Gifted and gone thank goodness.
Lastly, I have Resolute Spirit in A Verb For Keeping Warm Baby Alpaca Lace in the Vermillion colorway. It's actually pink rather than vermillion but it was warm, delicate and beaded so I have no complaints. The person who received it was thrilled and looked great in it.
That's it for now. I can't promise to post more frequently since there is no telling when I will find the time but I will at least try to do catch-ups when possible. Happy Knitting!