Saturday, October 24, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009


I started knitting this Icarus Shawl in June and finished two nights ago. The bind off row took more than two hours. It needs blocking but is soft and warm. It was great to get it off the needles and see the whole thing spread out. This is probably my favorite big knitting project ever.

I also finished embroidering a sushi design on this canvas grocery bag. The pattern is by Sublime Stitching.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Beret for American Cancer Society Silent Auction

The fourth and final chart of the Icarus shawl is finished! Now I only have four rows and a bind-off row and I'll be done. The rows will be more than 500 stitches each, so that is still quite a lot of knitting.

Blocking the beret on a dinner plate.

Dodger totally thought this mannequin head was an intruder! He didn't catch on that it was an inanimate object and barked and barked. I used the same slouchy pattern, Meret, as the white beret I made earlier. My mom leant me this head--she bought a hat at an auction or estate sale and the head was included.

My Cousin Susan gave me the yarn I used for the beret, Naturally Tweed by Vero (90% wool, 6% acrylic, 4% viscose). I will enter this hat in my employer's silent auction benefitting the American Cancer Society this Thursday.