Sunday, February 27, 2011


Now I just have to wait for it to dry so I can get some good photos of it. It turned out a lot bigger then I thought it would but the superwash yarns always seem to grow more the others. It should be about 17" wide and 78" long but I will measure after since it will probably spring back a little.

New Design

It does have beads in it which are not totally visible in this shot but show up great in person. I really need better photos of this one.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


I know to most knitters that "swatch" is a four letter word. It seems like no one wants to do them but really if you don't you might end up with a sweater that fits a linebacker or a lace pattern that looks great on paper and doesn't work in yarn.

I swatch a lot. I like to try out new ideas so making swatches or mini versions of the finished product is something I do.

Swatch for lace design

Here is one of the recent ones. I used 2 different beads to see which looked best and I also tried out and idea for starting the yarn overs on different rows. It really helped to decide and saved me tons of knitting time. The yarn I am using is so great I can not wait to buy more. It is Hazel Knits Filigree. It has all of the great features of her sock yarn but in laceweight. Win, win in my book. The full size version of this one is moving right along.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Here is my latest design. I am going to call it Rainwater. (Ravelry link)



It is a scarf but could easily be made wider as a shawl. It is knit from one end to the other in one piece and could be knit in almost any weight yarn as long as you use the right size needles to show off the lace. I used a yarn from Australia called, Skein, in her silk/cashmere lace the color is Sea Salt. I should have it available soon!