Friday, September 16, 2016

A Shawl for new member of the family

I made this shawl for a new member of our family.  It was getting close to the wedding date when I decided that maybe I needed to make something special to welcome the bride into our family.  This is the Uhura shawl found on Ravelry.  I added tons of beads.  At one point during the making of the shawl, a box of beads hit the floor so it was like 52 pickup except with 500 beads.  But the end result made me happy.  She was very happy to receive the gift as well.  I also made her a pair of barefoot sandals by Chandi once I heard that she was going to be barefoot for the wedding.
This is the shawl being blocked. 
I did enjoy making this shawl and it actually made up very quickly. You can see the barefoot sandals in the collage.  I also added beads to the sandal pattern.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Dr Who Scarf started

I am working on a Doctor Who Scarf. It is a double knit pattern from the Nerdy Knitter.  I only have the first pattern done.  This is to be a birthday present.    The other side is white with blue. 

I made this double knit scarf for my son in law.  I found patterns on Ravelry for the Harry Potter charts.  They were actually dishcloth patterns but I used the parts I needed to complete the

Monday, April 25, 2016

 This is the Mithril Vest that I knitted for my daughter.  She had requested one after seeing the pattern on Ravelry.  This is by Susan Pandorf of Sunflower Designs  I purchased her ebook last year as a Christmas present for myself.  There were so many beautiful designs it was hard to decide which one to start with.  My daughter made that decision for me.

I am very proud of this project.  It is made from merino superwash yarn and had over 500 beads on the front.  I think if I made it again I would choice darker beads so they would show up better.  But my daughter wanted to the color and beads as close to the original as possible.

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