I have some fun finished items to share on the yarn along this week.
But first I have to say congratulations to the Ginny and her family for their newest addition!!!
God Bless your family.
Now onto knits. I finished my Coyote Trail. I was hoping to get better pictures of it, but I had left my tripod in my father's car after the alpaca show and my battery was dead for my remote shutter for my camera. So I had to use my manikin instead. I love how this turned out and I love the colors of the Fable Fiber Novel Yarn. I used Amelie and Fairy Garden.
The pattern says you can do one, two or three repeats of the lace edging. I did two repeats.
I was a little worried about the lace edging, but it was such a simple edging. It was so easy to keep the pattern in my head and there were lots of check points so I didn't make any mistakes which was very nice.
The pattern calls for the use of like one million stitch markers. Okay maybe more like a hundred or so. I used jump rings. I usually use jump rings for my stitch markers. I like that they are small and cheap and I can have hundreds of them and they only cost a few dollars for a set of 100. The designer suggests cutting up straws to use as markers. So that is an option too.
I got some finished pictures of my Celes Shawl. I love this knit. I can't wait to get some use out of it. I used Isager Alpaca 2. It is a blend of 50% alpaca and 50% merino.
I also can share pictures of my Antrorse Sweater. I finished this back in September, but the pattern was just released so I can share it here.
The pattern was designed by Shannon Cook. She and Jane Richmond just published a book called Journey. I am very excited that as a gift for test knitting I got copies of all the patterns in the book and a copy of the book. The book is available for pre-order now you can find out more info here.
I wanted to get better pictures and hopefully I will soon, but remember my tripod was still missing and I still didn't get a battery for the remote shutter.
I wanted to show off the seamless construction of the sweater. I love when I can knit a sweater in the round!
I used Cascade Eco Cloud yarn for this sweater. It is soooooo soft. It is a blend of merino and alpaca in natural colors. This sweater is so comfy and I am so glad that the pattern was released so I can enjoy wearing it out and about.
For my mindless knitting these days. I frogged my Kex scarf and casted on a To Infinity & Beyond Scarf. I just made that name up. I am not following a pattern I am just knitting in around over and over again and occasionally changing colors. I am using the Isager Alapca 2 for this project. I want a big long squishy scarf and I think this will be perfect. I might join the ends together to make an infinity scarf. We'll see. This is truly a mindless knit and it lives in my car and I work on it here and there completely aimlessly.
I have decided everyone is getting handmade socks from me this year for Christmas. I have no money, but lots of sock yarn. So let the sock extravaganza begin. But first I am making myself a pair of Simple Skyp socks. I have made these socks quite a few times before, but never for myself. I am using mystery yarn. I am not totally sure what it is. I think it might be a Miss Bab's yarn, but I'm not 100% sure.
I've also been getting a lot of spinning done. I'm hoping to use the yarn for some socks :)
For reading I finished listening to "The Woman in White". I really like it. The audio book was 26 hours long and it got me through the knitting of my Celes.
Now I'm listening to "The Dirty Life: a Memoir of Farming, Food & Love". It is the memoirs of a girl who goes from being a city girl to a farmer.
A pattern I had test knitted was just released so I'm adding it to this post.
I used Juniper Moon Farm Sabine yarn. It is a combination of cotton, merino and llama.
I love how quick these knitted up. I think they would make a great gift.
BTW it is extra hard to take pics of fingerless mitts without a tripod :)