Grace Knits a LOT!

Knitting mostly but other crafts, too (crochet, cross-stitch, scrapbooking) and life in general.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Prissed up Powder Room (almost)

I finished a Moss Grid towel. I need to make a mate before my powder room can really be prissed up. I used linen (Euroflax in willow), with #4 bamboo needles (I loved knitting this up). Here it is unblocked:

I also have started a Kiri shawl using Rowan Kidsilk Haze in wine:

I got the free pattern from Polly. Thanks Polly! I am having a ball knitting this up, even though I did have to tink back 4 rows because a mistake that I thought I could live with was so bad that I tinked. Rowan.Kid.Silk.Haze. This is a bitch to rip and tink. But so worth it! I posted in a previous entry that I had started the print o the waves stole. I stared and ripped back 3 times. I am NOT a good chart reader. I am much better at following a written pattern, probably because of all my doily crochet experience. I think I will need to write it out before I can do it justice. I am still working on two different pairs of socks...and I just got Charlene Schurch's sock book as well as Nancy Bush's On the Road sock book. So many little time!

Friday, August 18, 2006

Wyoming Skies

I love Wyoming. I love that my boyfriend has a very nice friend who has invited us out there for the past couple of years (and is looking like will be an annual thing). Thanks Barb! She takes us to the best places. That's my guy Bob in the picture to the left--we took the tram to the top of Rendezvous Mountain in Teton Village. We had great views of the Tetons and the village below. We also saw some crazy um, I mean brave souls paragliding--they jump off the side of the mountain into an updraft and glide. Here is a picture (you will have to enlarge to see the paraglider):

and another one:
Wyoming has some BIG skies!!

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Baby Blanket

I finished this baby blanket (moderne from the Mason-Dixon Knitting book using Tahki Cotton Classic on # 6 circulars) in 2 weeks! I had started a traditional log cabin using Noro Kureyon but my brother (he and his wife are due in early September) said it looked too 'tie dye-y'.

And the shower was only a week away! So, I had to bring the UFO to the shower-in NYC-I live in Chicago-and then bring it back to finish. They are different! But I love my brother and SIL so I was happy to do it. I will even make coordinating burp cloths with the leftover yarn:

I love pink and tan together!

I also have some socks in progress. I just got some yarn from Crown Mountain Farms-Dicentra Designs in Solar Energy (seen below) and Gilrain which I haven't wound yet.

I also have a sock going on two circulars (in trekking below). I am not sure which I like better...DPNs or circulars. I think I am leaning toward the DPN's--I love bamboo!

That's it for now...but I am dying to start a shawl (free pattern from Eunny) in Dicentra laceweight in Abalone. YUM!