Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Witchy Woman :)

Miss Babs Northumbria Fingering Weight Yarn
Color:  Cauldron :)
Add some matching bling and make what?  Hmmmmm...thinking...have the Eagles song running through my head......
 
Wooo hooo witchy woman, see how
High she flies
Woo hoo witchy woman she got
The moon in her eye

Jeans Shawl

 
I used the same Sapphire and Faded Jeans Crescent Shaped Lace Shawlette Pattern that I used in the previous yellow and green shawl.  I upped my needle size by 3 (used a size 6) and I switched to a thicker yarn. I also made it longer and added another random row of beads before the added lace border.  It went quickly.  I finished this one in less than a week of watching (actually listening) to the news at night time.  This time I used Miss Babs "Youza Whatta Skein" which is a worsted to light worsted weight yarn.  Love love love Miss Babs Yarns!!  This one actually fits me....so I'm keeping this one!!  :)   But I like the pattern so much I think I'll make a few for Christmas presents for the "home girls" :)  



 





She's such a helper :)


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Beaded Shawl



Sapphire And Faded Jeans
Crescent Shaped Shawl Pattern
Yarn:  Cascade 220 DK Ultra Pima Paints
 
I accidentally used a needle size too small (3 when I should have been using a 4 or bigger).........so even though it looks big in the lower pictures, it's actually a very small shawl.  Loved the pattern though. It is very well written. Available on Raverly by Pam Jemelian.
Learned the garter tab cast on with this pattern, beading using a crochet hook, and adding an applied or knitted on border pattern.  
Have enough yarn left over to make another one using much bigger size needles.  This one is being mailed to one of my nieces.   I also just finished another version of this pattern using Miss Babs Youza Whatta Skein light worsted wool yarn using a size 6 needle.  It's blocking now but I'll post pictures of that one soon.