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18. January 2011 09:15
by Jobo

Musing about "the Muse"

18. January 2011 09:15 by Jobo | 0 Comments

I'm still working away on my Allegheny Muse!  the other night I reached a point in the pattern where there were several rows with no beads.... Boy do those rows ever fly by quickly when there are no BEADS to fuss with!?

allegheny muse jan 14 2011 beads

I'm enjoying this pattern so far... the chart is pretty basic to read, and the bead placement has been interesting and satisfying.  I'm finding the yarn is a little difficult to drag through the bead without splitting a bit, but I think that's probably because my hook is a little small for the yarn itself.  The cashmere blend yarn is so soft and light though... I can't wait to drape it around my neck as a completed shawl.  One thing is for certain though, doing all of those long rows first, the last half of the shawl will likely just fly off the needles!

allegheny muse jan 14 2011

I'd say that I'll have the lace charts done before the end of next week if this pace keeps up!

22. December 2010 09:32
by Jobo

the Knitted Shawls of 2010...

22. December 2010 09:32 by Jobo | 1 Comments

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Bitterroot by Rosemary Hill in JoboDesigns Handspun (Fleece Artist) Merino 2-ply; Travelling Woman by Liz Abinante in JoboDesigns "Tea and Blueberries" Handspun Polworth 2-ply; Shetland Triangle by Evelyn A. Clark in Knitpicks Shadow "Vineyard"; Ishbel by Ysolda Teague in Fleece Artist Peter Rabbit Angora.

No Cold Shoulders in Jobo's House!

15. December 2010 13:32
by Jobo

Silver Strawberries... the Actual Strawberry Part!

15. December 2010 13:32 by Jobo | 1 Comments

I'm chugging along on my Silver Strawberries Stole... sometimes working on it, when I should be working on other things (bad bad knitter!)  Isn't it funny how when you *know* you need to do something, you sometimes just can't get started?  But when you shouldn't... it's so sooo tempting!

Here is a quick little photo of the progress though... I've reached the first section of "Strawberries" which basically consist of little rings of YO loops.  I can see how one might think they look like a strawberry, though it is a little bit of a stretch.  There are also "Fish Eyes" in the next section of the pattern, and "Mouse Tracks" so it gets more interesting from here ;)

strawberry with quarter for size

To give you an idea how big the motifs are... here is one half of the stole in pinned out fashion.  The stole has 10 "points" across the bottom, and you can see 5 in this photo.  Each strawberry centre is approximately the size of a quarter.  The thread is a little bit uneven in places, but the silk shines, and the angora lends fuzziness.  The stole itself feels light already, and it feels like I've hardly used any of the ball at all.

blocking strawberries and edge

I hope that I can get the rest of my Holiday knitting done soon... because all I really want to do is work on this! 

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