28 February 2011

Winter and Warmth

I haven't been posting much recently because there's been a lot on my mind, most of which I don't feel like sharing yet. I do, however, have a lot of photos to share. Mostly of knitting, but I'm sure you guessed that.

As usual, it's been mostly lace that's been occupying my time, with a few smaller objects in between. Some of these projects are brand new, and some of them are merely received some long-overdue individual attention.

But first, a photo of the local park.

Socks for Dad:
Pattern: Gentleman's Socks in Railway Pattern, by Nancy Bush.
Yarn: Jawoll Aktion, purchased at Loopy Yarns, in Chicago, IL.

Orenburg Lace Shawl, by Galina Khmeleva.
Yarn: OnLine Supersocke 100, purchased at Smith's, in Oberlin, OH.

Pattern: Cobweb Lace Stole, by Michele Rose Orne.
Yarn: Pagewood Farm Willow Creek; Colorway: Bird of Paradisa.
Purchased at the Yarnery in St. Paul, MN.

An original vest design.
Yarn: Mission Falls 1824 wool, purchased at the I'd Rather Be Knitting Yarn Studio in Long Grove, IL.

Ethan's Knucks.
Pattern: Knucks, by Pamela Grossman.
Knit in leftover wool yarn from stash, probably Nature Spun.

Pattern: Lehe Square Shawl, by Nancy Bush.
Yarn: Cestari Traditional Wool, purchased at Knits and Purls in Roseville, MN.
Modifications: since I knit this in a worsted yarn, the edges are pretty solid, so I figured I'd axe the lace border.

Andersonville Re-knit Mitts.
Improvised pattern. I made this yarn into an ugly hat, which I frogged. This looks better.
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted in Andersonville, purchased at Loopy Yarns in Chicago, IL.
The stitch pattern is from the Herringbone Rib Socks, by Kristi Schueler.

Recently, I started attending a UCC church near Amoeba's place. They're really nice, and just had an art show, so I displayed three shawls. The red is my first lace shawl, Laminaria, by Elizabeth Freeman, and the Crown Prince Square and Lehe Square shawls, both by Nancy Bush. The yarns are Skacel Merino Lace, Jaggerspun Zephyr, and Cestari Traditional Wool, respectively.

My current work in progress: the Maikell shawl, by Nancy Bush.
Yarn: Pagewood Farm Willow Creek in Really Red, purchased at Borealis Yarns in St. Paul, MN.

Oh, and I bought this at Borealis, too. I forget what it is, but it shall become something grand.


longfellowgirl said...

Love the pics!

Talons said...

Wow, you've done a lot of knitting! All of it looks amazing. Nice to see the solid Online in something other than socks. Also, lovely pictures and hooray for having your lace shawls in an art show! Awesome.