Friday, June 24, 2016

Sample Stitch Shawl -- WIP

My sewing room is barely in a usable state at this time as I have packed much of it up in anticipation of redoing the floor, getting new paint, and perhaps new storage.  All that is too happen after we finish the remodel of the guest bathroom.  So my handwork production may be more knitting than sewing over the next several months.  I put the afghan aside to work on this shawl.  The pattern is  Stitch Sampler Shawl by On This Day Designs.  The yarn is Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio DK, the shade is Lauraville. 

Friday, June 10, 2016

Western Hills Blanket

My sister recently brought me a carry-on size suitcase full of yarn from Arizona she had found at the Goodwill store (as if I need any more).  I decided to use some of it to knit an afghan.  The pattern I'm using is Western Hills - The Blanket by Julia Stanfield.  The yarn is a discontinued 4-ply Wool-Ease from Lion Brand in four colors -- black, grey heather, blue heather, and white.  I'm using a size 6 needle.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Baronial Slipper Socks

I recently finished these two pairs of slippers using the pattern Simpliworsted Baronial Slipper Socks by Nigel Pottle. The yarn isHiKoo by skacel Simpliworsted, one in taupe (64 Totally Taupe) and the other in brown (35 Turkish Coffee). They will most likely be Christmas gifts.