Tuesday, July 21, 2015

July finishes (so far).

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.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Fall of Leaves

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!