Eighty Percent

Saturday, March 13, 2010 at 12:53 AM
A long time ago I knit this hat for Dave. He requested an alpaca hat with colourwork, and this was what I came up with. A while later I knit another one for the shop.
I'm finally getting around to putting the pattern up! I am slow.

Eighty Percent

It's knit with less then a ball of each colour of Baby Alpaca Sport from Diamond Yarns, and it would make a great first time fair-isle hat.

Eighty Percent

and yes, that's crochet along the edge, but if I can do it, so can you!
(i suck royal hippogriff at crochet!)


Andromeda shawl.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 4:02 PM
I love this shawl.

Andromeda Shawl

I love the structure, it's modular, and not like other shawls. I love the edge, even though it's a pain in the ass to knit!

Andromeda Shawl

and I love the yarn! It's Viola Sock, dyed by my awesome friend Emily who has an amazing colour sense.

Andromeda Shawl

The shawl took me just under a month to knit, and that's with the knitting olympics thrown in. It's not a hard knit, but you do have to pay attention. Every row the chart only repeats once, so you're stuck looking at the chart the whole time. And it's a big chart. But oh so worth it. I love it. Have I said that?

Andromeda Shawl

The one bad thing is that I really need blocking wires. Pin blocking just doesn't cut it for this shawl. I'm itching to block it again, properly, with wires.

In other news, lest you all fear I'm still stuck in the middle of a snowpocalypse, Spring has arrived in Rochester. (kind of.)

O HAI spring!

Aren't they beautiful?

O HAI spring!

O HAI spring!

Heading to Toronto for the weekend tomorrow. I can't wait!

Then NYC next weekend! for AIPAD and massive amounts of museums and galleries. Also, I'm thinking Purl Soho, and Brooklyn General.