Sunday, August 23, 2009

Squeezing in a few projects

I miss coming here, but school is keeping me busy and I was silly enough to enroll for summer as well, so there has been little time to craft. But I'm not quite ready to give up the blog, so it'll probably straggle along until I graduate. I managed to squeeze in some knitting a few months ago. There have been many lovely textured shawls on ravelry and the gorgeous skein of Malabrigo sock yarn I got for my birthday didn't want to be socks. It's more of a kerchief than a shawl, but that works; it's lightweight and soft and great for when it's just a bit chilly.
textured_shawl

textured_shawl_2

Pattern: textured shawl recipe by orlane, available here
Yarn: 1 skein of Malabrigo sock yarn in eggplant
Needles: US 5
Mods: The number of rows had to be adjusted due to the smaller gauge: I knit 4x 26 rows alternating stockinette and textured pattern, 22 rows of stockinette, 6 rows of textured, ending with 19 rows of garter st.

Right now I'm working on a sewn bag, all that's left is the zipper and the lining.

8 comments:

lori z said...

beautiful steph. good luck with school.
did you get out hiking in Sequoia this summer?s

nicole said...

Phew, sounds like you're busy! No worries about infrequent posts, that's what Bloglines is for.

That said, it's always great to hear from you, and that kerchief is so beautiful. The colour has so much pearly depth.

tiennieknits said...

It's beautiful! I want to knit one!

Nonnahs said...

It's gorgeous...and I can only imagine the softness! :)

grumperina said...

I love that color! Is it purple, black, gray, navy? Ever-changing!

Linda said...

Thats a lovely scarf. Best wishes for the continued study. I need a break but am revising for exam at the moment. And I will probably end up signing on for the next module soon as well!

Lolly said...

Hello there, miss :) So nice to see you and your lovely shawl. This yarn is really beautiful. Remember what we were doing last year at this time? I can't believe it has been a whole year... so much fun! Best wishes to you with all the school work! we need to catch up soon so I can hear about your studies!

Philigry said...

oh, so good to see you! I love that knit.
i can't wait to see the bag as well.