Thursday, October 05, 2006

Blanket and a Shawl

The mitred blanket is finished! This one took quite a while to make simply because I was taking my time with it. Just knit a bit here and there but have been working on it like crazy this past week. The colours are not quite so bright as they appear in the picture.

Thanks to Aimee in the comments I've decided the mohair is a bulky yarn and still don't know what I'll be knitting with it. The search for a pattern continues.

The Fixation socks continue in progress. I am just about to start the gussets. I'm working both socks at once on dpns. I'm really enjoying this yarn. At first I was unsure how to work with the elasticity worrying about my tension but finally figured out to just knit like normal and all is well.

Now for a sneak peak at my current project. When I posted my last blog entry I was just about to cast on for this but didn't want to mention it in case it didn't work out. This is something I have wanted to knit since ... well ... forever. When I sorted out my stash the other week I decided to finally take the plunge and I am hooked on this baby! Here we have the start of the Poppy Shawl by Kaffe Fassett. I'm at the part now where I have to chart the pattern out myself to get the poppies lined up properly. I'm working with an assortment of sport weight/ light dk yarns in a multitude of textures and fibres. This is one of those things that will look better after blocking but man, I'm loving it!


Sandra Knapp said...

Your blanket is amazing!! And that shawl is just gorgeous! Beautiful work on everything!

Thank you for visiting my blog. Sorry the colors weren't showing up right, but those blue and yellow caps are actually purple and yellow, but thanks for the compliemt.

Aimee said...

Nicola, Wow, both your blanket and your shawl are fantastic. If you ever run out of beds for those blankets, feel free to send one my direction:) I don't know if I've said so yet, but I am so down with the stash project. Because of finances and sheer wool volume, I am stash-diving too. I am eventually going to do one of your mitred blanket, but right now my knitting is pretty lined up at least to Christmas. Thanks for inspiration! (ps, I have a new blog address.)

perrysburger66 said...

I love both the blanket and the shawl. The shawl is really WOW.
I come by knitting from quilting so the blanket I love because it has the patterns of quilting.

Christy J said...

Pattern search: There's a nice mohair shawl in Melanie Falick's book Weekend Knitting. It's edged in Koigu as an accent. I'm planning to make it to use up some of my own stash mohair. If you can find the book, check it out.

Melinda said...

The blanket is amamzing!