Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Yarn Along

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.
 
 
 **Update**
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 :)
 
 
 
 

21 comments:

Deanna said...

Your results are so beautiful...even without your tripod and remote shutter...love that Celes Shawl as well as that Coyote Trail, beautiful colors!!

MarmePurl said...

Wonderful FOs and WIPs. The Celes is still drawing my attention and admiration. As for your lovely model...I need one of those!

Debbie said...

gorgeous....love that purple!!

and the picture of you, you look great!!

Lori ann said...

your knitting is so beautiful andee, you are really so talented. love everything! and i wish i were in your family, a pair of your handknit socks for christmas? oh my!

Christelleb78 said...

Your FOs and WIPs are gorgeous, even without the tripod! I'm especially impressed with your Celes,congrats! ^ ^

karen said...

I know your family is going to have a super nice holiday with toasty feet :) Beautiful knits and love the first colorful shawl :)

Nancy Claeys said...

I admit I don't understand most of your knitting jargon -- but your finished pieces are perfection.

Erin @ Wild Whispers said...

It's all stunning, but I particularly ove the sweater!

Anke said...

Oh my goodness, your knitting is gorgeous! The shawls are absolutely stunning!!

Melissa aka twoknitwit said...

dear Andee ~ I don't think you are making very good use of your time...

HAHA ~ totally kidding!!!! could you knit any faster or any more beautifully????

gorgeous everything!

ALF said...

I LOVE that sweater. And I need to get some fingerless mittens for Doug. Have any of those laying around???

momentsofpeacemama said...

Oh, your knits are just beautiful!

Alisa said...

oh wow! I love all your projects but that first shawl is just stunning.....I love your yarn colors...perfect!!!

Reinventing Mother said...

Everything is beautiful!

Donna said...

What gorgeous hand knits! The pictures came out lovely. I am knitting lots of socks as gifts too. I have the yarn, so why not?

Cathie J said...

Your knitting is gorgeous and quite prolific. What can I say, I love every one.

EMMA said...

Wow - what a collection of beautiful knit items!! Can't chose a favorite, they are all fantastic! You are a very talented knitter.

Jen said...

Wonderful job on all fronts!

Beate at Beas Coffeebreak said...

I'm loving all of the FO's and WIP's in this post, but most especially the Coyote Trail. I am very smitten with it. Gorgeous photos ♥

katie metzroth said...

Your work is all gorgeous, but I am especially in love with your socks.

Carrie Ellis said...

I was here earlier and just had to come back. Everything in this post is so scrumptious. Thank you for sharing!