Sonoma Coast

Sonoma Coast

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Another Pi Shawl

Did I mention that I'm making another pi shawl? I am making it up as I go, which is a rare treat in the world of knitting. So far it is very simple... and made with the lovely local Bodega Pastures sportweight wool. This is going to be a great project to have along on my travels to the Midwest. Something about the simple spiral is so appealing to me right now.

Some swatching... Maybe I'll put a simple crochet border around it. Who knows?

Thursday, June 23, 2011


Ya, I like It.
This is blocked by hand with a lot of pins. I think blocking wires would be useful here, and wish I had them for this project. But oh how I love my lace stole! It will look just as great over a white t-shirt as it will over a dress for special occasions. One more lace project down, plenty more to come!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

More Lace

As this stole is taking shape, I can't help but imagine where/ how I am going to wear this. It is so lovely and ornate. Hmmmm we'll just have to wait and see!

The lace edging isn't coming along as fast as I had thought. It's barely at the halfway point now. Hopefully this weekend will allow some quality knitting time.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Some jewelry making.

I spent last Sunday at a friend's house (right on the beach) making jewelry. I made these brooches out of abalone pieces I found on the beach. The pieces were already smoothed and tumbled by the ocean waves. Such beauty!

And I've made it to the lace edging of Celes. I completed almost half of it yesterday, and spent ALOT of time knitting. Its a pretty involved lace pattern, and looks beautiful so far. I'm in the home stretch, and should have it completed in a couple days...

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Oh how I love my Girasole! I'm plotting to make another one soon... This one will be too warm once summer finally arrives. I'm on the hunt for some local lace weight, in a neutral color.
Still plugging away at the lace stole. Almost done with the second panel, then I have to graft the two pieces of lace together (gulp). I may need to call upon some help for that. Then the fun will continue with the ..... (sings) lace edging!!

Friday, June 3, 2011

The beautiful orchid is from my sister! It looks lovely in my little kitchen.

Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Traditional Shetland Lace

Except that I'm using a delicious fingering-weight merino wool. It turns out I really enjoy lace knitting. Who would have guessed? This just may be the summer of shawls and stoles. I do gravitate toward lighter wool in warm weather. This is going to be so much fun. Challenging, but I'm up for it! This lovely yarn was a gift from my Mom, and I have 840 yds of it. Plenty for this. A lace stole with traditional Shetland lace motifs and construction.

More local wool.

If you frequent the farmer's markets of western Sonoma County, chances are you've seen two guys spinning yarn. That's what they call themselves, Two Guys Spinning, and they make some lovely yarns. The bulk of this hat is made from some local alpaca that they spun. I ran out just at the top, and its a good thing, because I love the spot of pink on top. Its more of the local Bodega wool. This is the only hat I wear. I love it.