It took me only seven months to finish this shawl, but finally is off the needles! I suppose I went on a knitting hiatus and gave priority to summer sewing instead, but no worries, Autumn is just around the corner and knitting projects will be back on the blog regularly. I hate having UFOs laying… Continue reading West Knits / The Doodler
Yep, I’m late to the party and I’ve finished my Exploration Station MKAL just few days ago, way after everybody else. But I’ve got a good excuse, I was busy pretending to be Santa and making all the presents! Anyhow, I’ve finally found the time to work again on this shawl and even if the… Continue reading Exploration Station
The last clue of the Follow your Arrow MKAL was released a couple of weeks ago and my shawl has been sitting around waiting for a sunny day to get photographed since. Today it’s finally that day! :) I’ve used CY Skinny Bugga in Crown of Thorns Starfish – a beautiful mix of soft magenta,… Continue reading My Arrow
It’s already a couple of weeks since Stephen West’s Mystery Shawl KAL finished and so my shawl. My third color is Purple Soldier Fly – Skinny Bugga! – a kind of electric purple, subtly variegated and supremely gorgeous. It’s a very good contrast for both Lion’s Mane Jellyfish and Moon Jelly and I’m very pleased… Continue reading What a Mystery!
Finally the 2013 Westknits Mystery Shawl KAL has begun! I couldn’t wait any longer and I was so happy when, once finished to set up the tent in Cooktown, I turned on the computer to check my emails and there it was, the update for the pattern! Oh yeah! In this first clue we are… Continue reading Spoiler!
This shawl took me F O R E V E R !! But I’m very happy with how it looks – fabulous. The yarn I used is a little treasure: it’s Little Traveller by Cephalopod Yarns. It’s a 100% merino light fingering weight yarn, which I bought few months ago when the company decided to… Continue reading Celaeno
Hey everybody, are you ready? It is that time of the year again: West Knits Mystery Shawl KAL 2013 is on! You can buy already the pattern, Color Craving, but you’ll get the first clue in September. At the moment all you can do is decide which colors to use. They are three, in fingering… Continue reading Color Craving
Non che avessi bisogno di un altro scialle, tutt’altro, ma non potevo nemmeno lasciar lì gli avanzi del Traveller usato per Chickadee, giusto? E infatti per finire il mio Glacier Sweep ho dovuto usare ogni singolo metro di Bold Jumping Spider (variegato blu, verde pavone, viola e rosa) e Okunoshima (caldo rosa fucsia) che avevo.… Continue reading Glacier Sweep
Sapevo che prima o poi avrei fatto questo scialle, infatti è stato amore a prima vista. Ho però deciso di usare un filato più sottile rispetto a quello raccomandato nel modello originale ed ho quindi optato, per la seconda volta di fila, per Traveller della Cephalopod Yarns. Ormai avrete capito che mi piace! Dopo una… Continue reading Esjan
Ecco qua il mio terzo Citron, lavorato con uno dei miei filati preferiti: Merino 2 ply della Touch Yarns. Acquistai questa lana – e molte altre! – in Nuova Zelanda, ormai quasi tre anni fa e ogni tanto ne tiro fuori una matassa dal mio armadio per realizzare qualcosa di speciale. Stavolta ho deciso di… Continue reading Citron # 3