January 14, 2015


one sweater, one shirt, two shawls – lots of making happened this week

Each Wednesday, I post little snippets about what’s happening, and what I’m working on.

In complete contrast to last week, lots and lots of making happened this week.

handspun hand knit half finished sweater

My entirely handspun sweater got sleeves! It’s desperately in need of a good soak, but first a new neckline, a looser bind off at the hem, and about a million ends woven in.

orange and brown Archer button up shirt

I started my 2nd Archer Button Up Shirt, and got through the side seams. Just the collar, cuffs, hem & buttons left. And this time, the buttons shouldn’t take me weeks to put on because I already have them.

knit lace shawl in Toil and Trouble yarn

I started a new shawl! It’s my own design (pattern coming eventually), knit out of Toil & Trouble’s amazing and ploompy “merino/silk lace”. I’m holding two strands together and knitting on a US size 5 (3.75mm) needle. The colors are “Smoke Signals”, & “Apollo,” I love how it’s coming out.

hand knit shawl - Rosmerta Pattern

And I have a new shawl pattern coming soon! It’s called Rosmerta, knit out of Julie Asselin’s lushious “Merletto,” in the color “Anémone.”

The pattern will be available on Ravelry Friday, and I’ll have hard copies & the sample at VKLive on Saturday.

If you’re in or around NYC, I’ll be at VKLive Saturday, and in the Knitty City Booth (#710) at 11am. I’ll have shawl samples, and hard copies of a couple patterns (including Rosmerta, Tumbling Deco, Eirwen & the Shawl Geometry Books). I’d love it if you would stop by and say hello.