Friday, 30 January 2015

If we got together to knit...

my coffee table would be stewn with my current knit projects...
like these pockets for my Mette Cardigan.

the cardigan is finished, seams are sewn, ends tucked in...

I'd show you my mystery project! all started when a stranger walked into the LYS...

 "Follow Your Arrow 2" is looking gorgeous!

1a2b so far...but somehow with just 5 rows to go I've lost a stitch!

Candice and I have started our own monthly KAL

the Earth Stripe Wrap, a design by the incomparable Kaffe Fassett

in Rowan's exquisite Kidsilk Haze, it was the cover design of Rowan Magazine 42
and now is available as a free download from the Knit Rowan web site here

we intend to finish in 2015!

while you were here...we'd watch this...and maybe some vintage Clint Eastwood after!

Until next time, 

Happy Knitting

Anne x

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Sunday, 25 January 2015

Another KAL?

Ha ha ha, yes, ANOTHER KAL!

I had heard about Ysolda Teague's "Follow the Arrow" mystery knit along, but didn't participate. The gallery of finished shawls is impressive!

The Follow the Arrow mystery is unique. Each weekly clue gives two choose! You get to make a choice every week! Let's see, with 6 weekly clues and two options...there is the potential for ....gosh, LOTS of different shawls ha ha ha!

When the Follow the Arrow 2 mystery KAL started popping up in my Ravelry feed....I decided that I had to join!

A few of the members in my new knitting group, the Silvercreek Knit 'n Sip knitters, are doing the KAL too! What a great way to get to know people when joining a new group! There is nothing like figuring out the clues together! 

My first choice was clue 1a. 

It looks good in the Rowan Fine Art yarn that I chose. This fingering weight yarn is hand dyed in South Africa, and is a spectacular combination of merino wool, kid mohair, mulberry silk and polyamide. These luxurious fibres combined with the polyamide make this yarn suitable for socks as well as accessories and sweaters...all in 400 yard skeins!

This yarn was originally offered in 8 multi-shade colourways, then 6 blended colourways were added! The 'Rowan' shade I am using is one of the blended shades....and I am contemplating mixing it with 'Raven' one of the original shades, somewhere along the Mystery KAL way!

I can't wait for the second clue tomorrow! Decisions decisions :)

Are you knitting the Follow the Arrow KAL? Do you like KAL's? 

Until next time,

Happy Knitting,