Sunday, March 11, 2012

Mangoes for Breakfast - Afghan

Here is the completed "Mangoes for Breakfast" Afghan. I have completed it for sometime but kept meaning to sew the backing on. I wasn't moving forward on the backing and therefore decided the afghan is now finished! What an easy way to move something from the Unfinished Project pile to the FINISHED pile. This picture was taken on August 29th, 2011 and was given to its intended recipient. She loves the colours!


Here is a detail of the corner.

This afghan measures:
Length 75 inches x Width 62.0 inch
Edging (crocheted) 7/8 inches
Afghan 4 x 5 squares in Log Cabin style.

I am still planning to make/commission a quilt to go under this afghan. I have all the fabric and batting! Someday, someday.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

De-Stash - Mondial Giada Merino Wool & Silk Yarn, Shade 179

Mondial Le Perle Giada Yarn (179, Steel Blue) 10 x 50 gm balls
Color: 179, Steel Blue
Dyelot: 48
10 x 50 gm balls

Smoke Free, Pet Free

Yardage: 140 m or 155 yds/ ball
Fiber Content: 70% Superwash Merino Wool, 30% Silk
Gauge 6/ inch
Needle size: 3.5 - 4 mm
Care: Hand wash & Dry Flat

Made in Italy

Beautiful, lushiously soft sport weight yarn. This yarn will provide excellent stitch definition.

SOLD

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Miracle Baby Blanket


Pattern: Infinite Entrelac 488 by Lucy Neatby

Yarn: Kauni Wool 8/2 Effektgarn, 1 ball

Colourway: W-ES

This blanket is made for a very special mother and child. This woman never expected to conceive. She was thought infertile. Her partner was also thought infertile. And what do you know, a miracle occurred. The baby is doing very well in utero and will be born soon. Blanket done on time (for a change)! Which is another miracle of sorts!

Didn’t do the yarn wraps as in the pattern. Instead I slipped the stitch as if to purl. I think this resulted in a more prominent right & wrong side. But I don’t care - it made the project a lot less finicky.

The yarn is beautiful to look at, but I think it is not ideal for a baby blanket. It is too scratchy and can only be hand washed.

I think zauberball stonewashed would be a much better choice of yarn for this project and colourway.

De-Stash - Mondial Gold Superwash & Cashmere Yarn, Shade 831

Mondial Le Perle Gold Yarn (831, Soft Pink) 10 x 50 gm balls

Color: 831, Pale Pink

Dyelot: 53

10 x 50 gm balls

Yardage: 175 m / ball


Fiber Content: 80% Superwash Merino Wool, 20% Cashmere

Gauge 30 sts / 4 inches (Fingering)

Needle size: 3 - 3.5 mm

Care: Machine wash & Dry Flat


Made in Italy


Super soft, superwash yarn.

Monday, January 23, 2012

De-Stash - Rowanspun DK Yarn, Shade 747


Rowanspun DK Yarn (747, "Catkin" green) 10 x 50 gm balls


Color: 747 Catkin (light green tweed, with blue flecks)
Dyelot: 3012
10 x 50 gm balls (one skein wound into a ball, actually 56 gm)

Smoke Free, Pet Free

Yardage: 218 yards / ball
Fiber Content: 100% Wool
Gauge 20 sts / 4 inches
Needle size: 6 US, 4.25 mm
Care: Hand Wash & Dry Flat

Made in England

Beautiful, lushiously soft tweed yarn.


SOLD

De-Stash - Kauni Wool 8/2 Effektgarn W-ES


Kauni - Wool 8/2 Effektgarn Yarn (W-ES, Blue) 1 x 150 gm ball

Color: W-ES (long repeats of blue)
1 x 150 gm ball

Smoke Free, Pet Free

Yardage: 660 yards / ball (604 m)
Fiber Content: 100% Wool
Gauge: 23 stitches per 4 inches
Needle Size: 3 - 4 mm
Care: Hand wash & dry flat

Lovely, long repeats of colour. So much fun to knit up with the colour changes.

Pattern Ideas: Infinite Entrelac!, Newton Scarf


SOLD

Saturday, January 21, 2012

De-Stash - Jaeger Extra Fine Merino Aran Yarn (545, Derby)


Jaeger Extra Fine Merino Aran Yarn (545, Derby) 20 x 50 gm balls

Color: 545 Derby (dark, heathered gray)
Dyelot: 188
20 x 50 gm balls

Smoke Free, Pet Free

Yardage: 95 yards / ball
Fiber Content: 100% Extra Fine Merino Wool
Gauge 19 sts / 4 inches
Needle size: 7 US, 4.5mm
Care: Machine Wash & Dry Flat

Made in England


SOLD

De-Stash - Jaeger Extra Fine Merino Aran Yarn (540, Blue Star)


Jaeger Extra Fine Merino Aran Yarn (540, Blue Star) 20 x 50 gm balls

Color: 540 Blue Star (blue heather)
Dyelot: 200
20 x 50 gm balls

Smoke Free, Pet Free

Yardage: 95 yards / ball
Fiber Content: 100% Extra Fine Merino Wool
Gauge 19 sts / 4 inches
Needle size: 7 US, 4.5mm
Care: Machine Wash & Dry Flat

Made in England


SOLD

De-Stash - Jaeger Extra Fine Merino Aran Yarn (558, Coffee)


Jaeger Extra Fine Merino Aran Yarn (558, Coffee) 20 x 50 gm balls

Color: 558 Coffee (medium brown)
Dyelot: 3002
20 x 50 gm balls

Smoke Free, Pet Free

Yardage: 95 yards / ball
Fiber Content: 100% Extra Fine Merino Wool
Gauge 19 sts / 4 inches
Needle size: 7 US, 4.5mm
Care: Machine Wash & Dry Flat

Made in England

De-Stash - Jaeger Extra Fine Merino Aran Yarn (554, Peacock)

Jaeger Extra Fine Merino Aran Yarn


(554, Peacock)

20 x 50 gm balls
Color: 554 Peacock (dark teal colour)
Dyelot: 649
20 x 50 gm balls

Smoke Free, Pet Free

Yardage: 95 yards / ball
Fiber Content: 100% Extra Fine Merino Wool
Gauge 19 sts / 4 inches
Needle size: 7 US, 4.5mm

Care: Machine Wash & Dry Flat

Made in England

SOLD