Sonoma Coast

Sonoma Coast

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Kind of Blue

I made this shrug a couple of months ago, and it is my second. It is a practical spring time garment. I made one in a beautiful crimson silk/wool blend a couple of years ago and wore it to death. This one gets much use as well.
The yarn is Cascade 220, 2 skeins.
And the pattern is by Laura Chau, Top-Down Shoulder Warmer.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Shawl Progress

Almost half way done, but it is now growing s o s l o w . . . This shawl may be more like a blanket by the time I get through with it.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Lace Shawl

I never thought I would want to make a lace shawl. But when I saw this I knew I had to make it. I've already cast on with a sportweight merino/cashmere blend (OMG!!!). I figure if I'm making an heirloom piece, I might as well not hold back on the fiber. This is going to be fabulous.
pattern: Girasole by Jared Flood
yarn: Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino in maroon

The color is a deep merlot, not at all like the picture. My nine year old camera is playing tricks on me.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Spring Scarf

Every once in awhile I get the urge to crochet. I'm not very good at it, but can follow a basic pattern. This scarf was about as easy as it gets. I've been really sick lately (bronchitis), so this was the perfect project to work on while watching a marathon of Mad Men. The pattern can be found on Ravelry under Queen Anne's scarf. It took all of two days and one ball of yarn (didn't save the label, so can't tell you what it was other than a lovely cotton/acrylic blend). I love that it looks very intricate and lacy. I will be wearing this one often this spring.

Vogue Cable Yoke Sweater

I love it! This sweater was so much fun to make. Lots of stockinette stitch until the cabled yoke, which was easy and interesting. The yarn is Cascade 220 Tweed (100% wool), 5 balls, so it was actually affordable to make too. And I'm very pleased with the fit.

Close up of the cabled yoke. I love how the cables flow into the ribbed turtleneck portion. It looks difficult but the directions were pretty straight forward. I only messed up once and had to rip back a few rows to fix it.

I wasn't sure about the colorway, and am really not crazy about the flecks of primary colors throughout. But I can live with it. I'm already plotting to make another one in a different color.