Archive - 2007 - Blog entry

January 19th

MMario's picture

The shape of shawls to come...

This is a duplicate of a project I was working on on another forum. I have added some items and changed some others - so it isn't just copy and paste.

I thought I'd I'd put down somewhere all the different "standard" shapes that shawls/wraps seem to come in, and some notes on how to get that shape - This is not including ponchos. I've also (for the most part) excluded consturction methods that involve piecing.

  • 1) circular

  • 1a) gradual increase

  • 1b) puncuated equilibrium ( I'll explain later)
  • 1c) Pi
  • 1d) wedges
  • 1e) Circumfrence inwards
  • 2) Square
    • 2a) edge to edge

  • 2b) corner to corner
  • 2c) in the "round"
  • 2d) mitered
  • 2e) Perimeter INWARDS
  • 2f) Triangular - pieced construction
  • 2g) Log Cabin Construction
  • 3) Variations on a circle:
    • 3a) open

  • 3b) super-circular
  • 3c) semi-circular
  • 3d) PR2 - type
  • 4) Stole (rectangular)
    • 4a) worked lengthwise

    • 4a-1) edge to edge
    • 4a-2) on the bias

    Elemmaciltur's picture

    In the mail....

    These came with the mail yesterday...I found the package laying on my doorstep when I came back from teaching yesterday:

    Wollmeise test hanks

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    All of them are small test hanks in all available colourways from Rohrspatz & Wollmeise! (Okay, actually there are 36 out of 40 col

    January 18th

    MMario's picture

    latest finished objects

    attached photos of the Irish Hiking Scarf - finished; as I said before it was suppossed to be a Christmas 2005 gift; the second item is a a jo sharp mohair 'Indulgence' and KidSilk Haze scarf - which was suppossed to be another 2005 Christmas present. The mohair one doesn't have to be shipped though - the recipent took it about 30 seconds after I took the photo.

    ScoobySnacks's picture

    ...and here's Teak

    Here is Teak modeling his Daddy's scarf....

    ScoobySnacks's picture

    It's scarf time

    Hey guys..

    It has been quite a while since I posted up on I thought I would show you all what I have been working on.

    These are two scarfs that I finished up late this fall for me and my boyfriend Brandon. We have had an unseasonably warm winter so far...but the cold finally hit today and I was able to venture out in my new alpaca scarf and loved every warm cuddly minute of it. One woman at the bank stoped me and commented on how nice my scarf was and wondered where I had gotten it...she didn't believe me at first that I had made it...but we chatted for a while and she just thought it was great.

    My dogs love to cuddle up in my knitting so I thought they would wonderful models (my next project is going to be a sweater for Snow so she can have something knit all to herself) here they are...

    The scarf I knitting up for me is being modeled by is just k2p2 ribbing all the way up in Misty Baby Alpaca Chocolate Carmel and the stripes are done in the Toffee Cream color

    Brandon's scarf is being modeled by Teak...and it is also k2p2 ribbing...but knit in alternating stripes of Rowan Natural Silk Aran (light blue and black)

    Well that is it from out here in Virginia...Hope all is well out there in knitting land...take care boys!

    January 17th


    This is one of the hats I have done over the last couple of days.

    January 16th

    RCC's picture

    Stitches West 2007

    Has anyone ever attended one of the Stitches events marketed by Knitters Magazine? They are held a few times during the year in various locations across the country.

    Stitches West is being held in Santa Clara, California February 23-25. Information is located at

    Thanks for any information!


    January 15th

    kylewilliam's picture

    Qiviut Yarn

    has anyone worked in Qiviut before? I have been reading about it and I'm thinking of getting some and trying it out - maybe a hat for my bald skull! - anyone who has any ideas for yarn sources that they have tried please let me know - I don't mind ordering online, but with the guidance of the experts on this site, maybe I'll get a yarn and pattern together that is manageable!

    I know it's expensive - so I don't have a problem with spending - I prefer, however, to talk with you about it first if I can't see the yarn firsthand.

    Thanks for any help you can offer!


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    Granny's Fun Fur Stole

    I think I've finally figured out this posting pics thing - so here's a pic of the FunFur project that I've dupped The Nightmare Before Christmas on Granny, who told me that her smile was for all "your knitting men friends." There's a blog entry earlier on about the horrors of knitting with FunFur if you want details.

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    The Unexpected Laptop Cover

    In May, both my niece and my nephew's wife are expecting babies, so I thought this fine warm winter that we're having here on the East Coast would be perfect baby blanket knitting weather for babies being gestated in the icey, snowy Midwest (all of my family members in Oklahoma report having power today, but they're all stuck at home because of the ice).

    I got out my Elizabeth Zimmerman book, The Knitter's Almanac, took up the BEAUTIFUL needles kindly sent to me by my thoughtful MWK Secret Santa (thank you Weeniezoom!), took up some cheap acrylic yarn that I had laying around, and began to work on the Double Knitting Blanket, simply to remind myself how to do this (this blanket is knitted back and forth on straight needles, but when you're done, you've actually formed two pieces of fabric, joined at the bottom and sides, that you can slip a baby into). I've made a couple of these in the past, but it's been a while. I cast on and began working, and realized, right after I'd formed the bottom garter ribbing, that I had a swatch that was the exact size to slide my new MacBook into! I love functional swatches!

    So now my laptop can slip into this handknit cover before being placed into my briefcase, and I'm very pleased with it. I will try my best to upload a pic of it, but I have not had much success with that in the past - we'll see. Now to get started on those baby blankets!