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Updated: 2014-03-19T20:19:01.669-05:00


Faorese shawl.


This was the fastest shawl I have ever made. Imade it during a week of camping. It is the first shawl I have ever knit from the bottom up. I used Peace Fleece wool.(image)

Wildflower Meadow


I have finished Renee's beautiful mystery shawl. I used Knit picks Gloss lace with Alpaca cloud for the border.
Here is a close up of the pattern.
(image) Blocked. I dis an open square shawl but goofed on the edging. I did not adjust the corners where the opening is so there are actually two corners there. Thus the overlap. Oh Well, no one will know when I am wearing it.

Radiant Sweater


This is the Radiant sweater from knitty. I knit it using Philosophers wool that I had in my stash. It is for my 11 yr old daughter.(image)



Mystery KAL shawl bt Moni. I used "Bare Sock yarn" from knitpicks and dyed the yarn myself.
(image) This is also from yarn I had in my stash. The clues came out daily. I really enjoyed this.




Here are a couple of dishcloths I made from stash yarn.

Getting ready.


Janice bleached Jocelyne's hair so the colour would take better. Where there is blond now, will be pink.(image) Isn't this fun?
Look, her eyes match her hair! I could have taken the red yey out but this is more fun this way.
This was done backstage at the show on Sunday.

Coloured but not cut. On the drive home Sunday night. We needed to bew back early Monday morning for the competition. It looks kind of red in this photo but it is really bright pink.

This is Monday morning, dressed and getting her makeup on. Competition is in 1/2 hour.

Ready! Set! Go!!!


Jocelyne and Janice all set up and ready to go. Hair needs to be wet and combed straight back to start.(image) Makeup done first. Just don;t mess it up when you are cutting. Her eyeshadow maches her dress and her lipstick matches her hair. Cool!

The perfect model!


This is the ABA Hair Show in Winnipeg. The competitors have finished cutting and styling the hair and now the models have to pose while the judges walk around and....judge. They are not jusr judging the hair but he complete package, hair cut. hair style, hair colour, makeup, clothes, pose, etc.(image) Here is a close up of the back of the hair. This is the best picture of the colour of her hair.
It is an asymetrical cut. This is the longer side.

This is the shorter side. The colour is too red here. It is really the pink like above. The lady in the background is Janice, the wonderful stylist.

And. of course, the front view.
As a side note, they placed 4th.

April Fools Day


What kind of cruel joke is this. Making a snowman on April first. It just isn't right.(image)


Hair Model


Jocelyne is going to be a hair model for a hair competition next week.
This is her with her hair bleached and pre-cut.
They will add colour on Sunday and the show will be on Monday. I can't tell you about the colour or the cut since it is a competition.

(image) It is an asymetrical cut and will have more than one colour on it.



(image) We go in to the city tommorrow to try on the clothes. That should be fun. She will also have to walk down the "runway" at the competition so she will hve to practice that as well.

Using Stash.


This is the Northern Lights shawl done in Rainbow Kauni yarn. It was a fun knit. It is not blocked yet.

(image) Here is a sweater I made using some stash. I think the pattern is called Greenjeans. I used worsted weight wool from Here is a close up of the cable pattern. I learned hoe to do cables without a cable needle. What fun!

My Stash!


This is my project for the next little while. (LOL) I am going to try to get my stash under control. I have enough lace yarn alone to make at least a dozen shawls. If I make one a month that is a full year of knitting.
I had better get busy. The trick is finding the pattern and yarn that match.
(image) What do I do with the bits that aren't enough to make anything?

Chritmas Special Shawl


The Lucky recipient of the Mystery "Christmas Special" shawl put out by Moni.
I do love her patterns.

(image) This one really shows the pattern well.
Doesn't she look happy?



My children requested hats this winter. I knit 5 but only have photos of 3. Will try to get photos of the others as well.

(image) For 10 yr old faughter.

(image) For 17 yr old daughter.

(image) For 7 yr old son.
They all picked the colours themselves.

Noro Silk Garden Striped Scarf


This project was a lot of fun to knit. I was using 2 blls of Noro Silk Garden yarn and just alternated balls.

(image) I love how the colours are striping and this yarn is very yummy.

(image) OK, so it is fun to photograph also.

Still more pohotos from this year.


(image) This is the latest shawl I made. This photo is pre-blocking. I will up date with a photo of it blocked next week when I give it to the recipient.
(image) Penguins requested by friend who is going to be a grandma. Not what I usually knit but I am always up for a challenge.

(image) All I had was a pattern for a duck. I altered the pattern to make the penguins and then added hats.

(image) My 7 yr old son helping knit a scarf for his great grandma who is 92.

(image) We even got Dad in on the project. That is my 10 yr old daughter giving him instruction. He did it quite well. I was surprised.



More photos of various shawls I have knit this past year.

(image) Kauni yarn is sooo much fun. This is one of my favorite shawls.
(image) The shape of this one is great. A mystery shawl from Renee.
(image) A stole with beads. You can't see them, but they are red. mystery stole from Melanie.
(image) Garden path shawl from Knit for a friend.
(image) My first attempt at grafting. Next time I will do it looser.

Random Photos


Time to update my blog I haven't been on here in a long time but I have still been knitting, and homeschooling.

These are just some random photos of things I have knit, in no particular order.

(image) This is a section of a mystery shawl that is heavy with beads. It was a lot of fun.

(image) Swan lake shawl with my daughter modeling it for me. The two ends were different from each other. Cool.

(image) A shawl I made for a friend of mine. For her birthdy.

(image) A scarf I made for my daughter while she was away last summer. Dyed it myself.

(image) Scarf for exchange student that was here for 6 weeks.

Summer knitting


(image) This is Secret of the Stole II. Close up of different sections. Used Knitpicks Fingering weight Palette yarn.(image) (image) This is a cape from "Ponchos and Wraps. I used Kuani yarn.(image) This is Mystery shawl 9 from Goddess knits. Also using Kuani yarn.(image)

Stole from Victorian Lace Today


(image) Here is the pattern at the end of the stole. I made it wider and longer than the pattern.
(image) I have never done a drop stitch pattern before and I really enjoyed it. This is knitpicks Gossamer yarn and size 4.0mm needle.

Secret of the Stole


(image) Here are my two swatches for the mystery stole that is starting October 4.
This one is zepher single standed.
(image) This one is zepher douple stranded. I might do it double to get a bit more width to my stole. I will aslo be going into the city on Saturday to look for beads.

Fall colours


(image) This is the only yarn I have in my stash that is the right weight for the next mystery shawl. The theme for the shawl is "fall". I do not think this is a very "fall" colour. It is the colour "root" from Peace Fleece. So.....
(image) I started experimenting by combining different lace weight yarns I have.
This is two strands of brown alpaca and one strand of Zepher Copper.

(image) This is one strand of brown alpaca and one strand of Zepher copper and one strand of Zepher Curry.
(image) This is two strands of Zepher Copper and one strand of Zepher Curry.

The softest ofthese is the three strands of Zepher and as you add more alpaca it gets rougher. These were all knit on a size 5.5mm needle.

The mystery shawl starts on September 15 so I have to decide soon.

Whirlygig soscks


(image) I dyed the yarn myself and I really like that there is a bit of variation in shading.

I find that the cables in the middle tend to pull in too much for my liking. It makes the sock hard to get up over the heel.

Here is a close up of the design.

Modeling Mystery Stole


Here is my darling daighter modeling the new stole for me. not sure if this is how you wear it or not but I think it is close.(image)

Mystery stole blocking


(image) Here is my finished mystery stole on the blocking pads.
I did use beads and they look great on the stole, you just can't see tehm in the photos.
I used two different coloured beads. One colour (darker than the yarn) along the edges and then a shinny same-colour-as-yarn bead for the inside areas of the yarn.
(image) I really enjoyed putting beads into my knitting. I have never done that before but I will do it again. I put them on using a crochet hook and found it really easy to do.

I like both ends of the stole but I'm not sure I like them together.
I really like the pattern fro the wing and will probably use it again.
(image) I also like the triangular end.

Thnaks to melanie at Pinklemonknits for another interesting mystery knit along.