Tuesday, August 7, 2007

New WIPs

Today I cast on the beaded eyelet shawl, the one Leanne is teaching in her class. Unfortunately I am unable to take the class since my kids have ice skating at that time, so I am winging it. I think I have it figured out. It is a really fun pattern, and a first for me to use beads in knitting. I can't wait to finish it so I can block it! Note the invading kitty paw...they always manage to work their way into my viewfinder!
I used silver iris beads w/ He's a Pirate yarn by Mary Kay. I think they coordinate nicely.
And also another jawbreaker was started this past weekend. I am using a bulky cotton from Over the Rainbow yarn (an ebay seller) in the blueberry colorway. It is knitting up much more quickly than the last one. (If you can't beat them, use the kitties as models).
This is the sock I started the previous weekend while camping and fishing at Heart Lake near Yampa, CO. I am using knit picks sock memories in Fly Fishing, which I thought was fitting given our activities. The stitch pattern is Stansfield #10 from Sensational Socks. I forgot how to do the Turkish cast on and didn't have the tutorial w/ me so I am doing them top down. They are a little bit roomier than I would like but I am hoping that is due in part to me trying them on repeatedly as I work. If not they may end up as a gift for someone w/ a wider foot.


Purple Princess said...
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Purple Princess said...

Claudia your beaded shawl start looks great. I am using the same yarn only white beads, I like them both. I can't wait to see yours.

StarSpry said...

I like how your beaded shawl is looking!

Cute kitties :)