Monday, May 16, 2011

More Purple

In Mandy news, we've received the Thundershirt and she's been practicing wearing it. We are expecting some storms over the next few days so our fingers are crossed that it will help! In the meantime, she's getting a little better at claiming her spot when Phoebe takes it:

I'm finally getting some knitting done! I've got the back and both fronts done on my Brigid Jacket and will be starting on the sleeves today.

I also started the next Knit-a-Long project, which I'm announcing... now! Budding Apple by Anne Hanson:
I thought it was the perfect project for spring - a very pretty lace shawl. Shawls have been popular lately and I love this one since it has some patterning in the main body as well as teh edging. The pattern calls for a fingering weight but indicates other yarns would be fine, too. So, I'm trying it in a DK weight cotton to have as a nice weight for summer. I'm using the Cotton Rich DK (5 skeins). Who wants to join me in this knit-a-long????

And, starting off the set of finished purple projects (good to know I'm not the only one who likes purple!)..... I've finally finished my BFF socks! In plenty of time for my friend's birthday. Good thing I started them in February....
Made with Periwinkle Sheep Watercolors sock yarn in "Envy".

Alison's Sugared Violets shawl, made with Periwinkle Sheep w i n k fingering weight yarn:
This yarn is perfect for this pattern! The little bit of sparkle in the yarn is just gorgeous. Find the pattern here:

Mary M's Multnomah shawl, also made with Periwinkle Sheep watercolors sock yarn (in Poiple):

Laura's cute baby sweater:

Jean's Cedar Leaf Shawlette, made with Malabrigo Silky Merino (and modeled by Jana!):

Jean's Triana scarf made for Jana for her birthday!:

Sally's Traveling Woman shawl, made with hand-dyed yarn from Peace Love & Yarn:

Fern's Guernsey Wrap (a pattern by Jared Flood)- in-progress, made with Cascade 220:

1 comment:

Robin said...

The Mandy picture is blank on on Mac! :-(
Too bad Robin never knits anything to have in the blog. Why is that?