Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Yarn Along

shawl complete

pebble vest for nephew

hat for nephew

what i have been reading

who i have been reading to
I have to admit I am completely happy (over the moon really) with my shawl. I have not actually knitted anything for myself yet, and I just love this. I am just itching to have the right weather to wear it. The colors striped so well, going from larger blocks of colors to thinner stripes of colors at the end. It reminds me of fall in Maine, so I am calling it my Autumn in Maine shawl. :)

I am almost finished with the pebble vest for my soon to be nephew. It was so much fun to knit and I learned what SSK meant! Now all I have left to do is learn how to do the kitchener stitch to close up the one shoulder. I am going to do that with the hat as well. I am calling the hat a itty bitty kitty hat. LOL  I hope to get to Tempe Yarn and Fiber on Friday so they can show me how to do it.

My next project is to make a big version on the pebble vest for Fiona. I am planning on using the Panda silk yarn. It is in a DK, but I am hoping using two strands and increasing the cast on and the length will make it big enough for her. My plan is to use the green and add in the pink and the blue (that I made into a vest for my nephew, but I am going to rip it and reuse the yarn) alternately. If I have enough yarn I will make a hat for her as well. I am also going to tackle the knitting of two socks at once. I found a tutorial for it. I am really excited about those as well. I have a weakness for baby items, they knit up so quickly! LOL

I really haven't been reading much. I did get a voice recording of Walden which I have listened to while I knit at night when the house is finally quiet. Otherwise I am reading Fiona "Each Peach Pear Plum", a Barefoot book of nursery rhymes, "Grandfather Twilight", and "Piggies" about 100 times a day. She just loves her books. That is why I put them in a wee basket for her to carry around. LOL

Oh quick question: where to get sweet wooden wee tiny buttons??

Joining Ginny for the weekly Wednesday Yarn Along!


Stacy said...

Thanks for stopping by the World of Wiedz.
I love your shawl, such beautiful colors. One of my favorite things about learning to knit is learning all the new techniques and how to do things like ssk and the kitchner stitch.

Nicole said...

Shawl is beautiful :) As you know I am knitting something for myself for first time and it is exciting. Cute about Fiona and books - both Katherine and Lucy were and are big readers. It seems either Tom or I are always reading to Lucy. She wakes up, walks to her bookshelf first thing.

Anonymous said...

Your shawl is just beautiful!!
And I really like the color yarn for the little vest. :-) I know what you mean about knitting for yourself ~ I finally knitted a Tasha Tudor shawl for myself a while back and just love it. :-)

swanski said...

Beautiful shawl!!!You did a superb job on it. As for buttons I have a friend that orders from MJtrims.com I haven't though.....Good luck button finding is difficult these days :)

momto5 said...

anne: is that the truly tasha shawl? because if it is... NICE! maybe i need more than one shawl.
swanski: thanks for the button idea, i will check them out. :)

Heather L. said...

Yes! Your shawl is beautiful!!!

Tracey said...

I just adore your shawl, it's beautiful.
What size wooden buttons do you need? I made some out of cedar and now I am working with deer antlers.

momto5 said...

tracey: i'm not sure how small, i need them for the pebble vest for my nephew, so tiny-ish. maybe 1/2in or less.

Charlotte Helle said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog! Your shawl looks lovely. I love the Pebble Vest pattern! I haven't tried it, but I've been meaning to. Yours looks great! I love the colorway!

Heather aka Proud Mama said...

Wonderful job on the shawl - gorgeous. I will be back soon to answer your knitting questions :)