I have got to get better about updating... but hey, at least I've been knitting!!
July has been a good month for finishing things started long ago!!
My 2011 Advent Calendar Scarf. I only did days 1-12, as that gave me a shawl at the size I was knitting!
My Tee for Two. Changed it up so it has short sleeves instead of cap sleeves.
A store model for some yarn arriving next month. (From which I will be making something else for myself.)
And a ridiculously cute photo of a long-finished kerchief, which, as it turns out, it just the right size to be a shawl for a 15-month-old.
So, I do still actually finish things. I started this in May, put it down, and then finished it in about a week at the end of June. I absolutely love the way it came out! Yarn: Done Roving Transitions, and about 1/3 ball of Shalimar Breathless Needles: size 8 Signatures (which is why I needed the extra yarn, it's MUCH larger than the pattern expects it to be!) Pattern: Fall of Leaves by The Knitting Vortex (available on Ravelry, free, here).
Blocked this sucker out pretty harshly to get the size I wanted (butt coverage is key):
I think this is the best shot I have of the colors:
It was a fun knit; pretty challenging until I got the hang of it, and I love the result!
Here's a bunch of photos of all the yarn I got, with the exception of some HPKY from Nature's Yarns and some blue/green fuzzy stuff from Uniquities, both which will shortly appear in projects. Because now that I have all this yarn, I really need to use it!!
Top - Day One haul, 6 stores visited. Owl shawl pin, safety eyes, magazine, calendar, pen and crochet thread from Yarn Cloud. Elvgren buttons from Looped. Patterns & cloth from In Stitches. Needles & cute pins from Second Story Knits. Stitch markers from Wool Winders.
I have NO idea why I keep forgetting to get pics of Uniquities (http://uniquitiesyarnshop.com/) when I'm there. I was there THREE TIMES during the crawl, and I bought stuff each time, and my only defense is "yarn fumes". Anyway, they're located in Vienna on Church Street, and worth a visit. There's also a Yarn Retreat on Solomon's Island in late October, signups open now...
I did remember to snap pics at Aylin's Woolgatherer (http://aylins-wool.com/) in Falls Church. Extra bonus: Mom won the door prize!
So, of the 12 yarn stores participating in the Metro Yarn Crawl, I managed to get to nine of them!
(Oh look, all the shop addresses and times for future reference...!)