Wednesday, November 23, 2016

FO: Ellie

In love with this adorable elephant that I made for my boss's granddaughter.  This pattern isn't exactly for the feint of heart... it involves some painful stitch-picking-up and you need to knit in some very tight spaces - but in the end it is totally worth the adorable result!



yarn details
Bernat Softee Baby in Flannel
DK weight
Dye Lot: 15 10 148754
100% Acrylic
machine wash & tumble dry low

362 yards / 140 grams @ $3.24 per ball

Bits of black and pink yarn for bow and eyes

findings
polyfill stuffing

project details
pattern: "Elijah" by Ysolda Teague, available for purchase on Ravelry (£4.50 GBP)
finished size: sitting (seat to top of head) - 7.5''
needles: size 3 nickle-plated dpns
yarn used: 225 yards (about 40% of one ball)
duration: August 31  - September 18, 2016

notes:

  • Please save yourself a lot of pain and suffering by using a crochet hook to pick up the stitches for the limbs! I didn’t figure this out until the second arm. Don’t make my mistake!
  • Used these instructions for eyes
  • Followed pattern in Bshain’s Ravelry notes for the bow.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

FO: Skywalker Shawl

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Who is in love with my gorgeous Skywalker shawl??  I knit this as a project in Laura Nelkin's Craftsy class, Mastering Lace Shawls.  It is a really fun class -- Laura is a joy to knit along with and I love this shawl - you get a chance to practice a lot of different techniques.

Here is the shawl on the blocking board:


And Roxy helping me block it:



And, finally, me wearing it:



yarn details
Knit Picks Capretta in Turmeric
Fingering Weight
Dye Lot 149564
80% Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere
Hand Wash/Dry Flat
$7.79 per 50 g /230 yd ball

project details
pattern: "Skywalker" by Laura Nelkin - available in the Craftsy Class, "Mastering Lace Shawls"
needles: size 6 nickle plated circs
yarn used: 420 yards  (about 1.8 balls)
duration: January 30, 2016 - Match 20, 2016