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{Est. 2008} So much good stuff, you won't know where to begin.

04 Jun '14

Goloring Progress

I've been using Instagram, experimenting with filters and such, to document my Goloring progress: Here's today's progress shot, without any filters: I have a feeling I'm going to have to wear this "sample" all over the place when it's finished. I did a few mods, and because the pattern is so clearly written the mods were very simple. First, I cast on two fewer repeats' worth of stitches. (Love the two-color cast on, totally fabulous for casting on a million stitches.) Second, I changed the way the decreases were distributed in order to accommodate the extra yardage I created by casting on fewer stitches. I'm planning to knit right to the end of all five colors, so my shawl will have much longer braids on the inside. Yarn: Shire Gradient Yarn Pattern: Goloring by MK Nance Discussion thread: On Ravelry
22 Oct '13

Fiar Finish Photos

While I'm off to check the definition of alliteration to see if "f" and "ph" count together, you can instead peruse a couple shots of my finished Smoke Fiar. If you're wondering how to get your own Gradient, check here and convo me if you don't see your color. I'm excited to wear this lovely thing. It feels light as air and is tall enough to wear as a head/neck covering if there's a bit of a rain sprinkle. Now if only the Oregon weather would oblige and bring back our typical fall cloud cover! My shorts are getting a bit more use and my woolen accessories have stayed packed away, so I'm not complaining even though I'm quite ready for the change-over. Also, a preview of a pattern I'm all but ready to release:
16 Oct '13

Fiar Progress

I've dyed so many gradients in the last two days that I feel like I could do this routine in my sleep. That's okay, I love the colors and even though some of them really fly I keep wanting to hold one of everything aside so I can knit if for myself. I'm a selfish knitter, what can I say? When I have had a couple minutes here and there to knit, I've been working on my latest edition of Fiar: I made it into the 3rd shade today, and I think that must the point at which the gradience of the whole thing really starts to show because I find myself far more enthusiastic about knitting mid-way than at the beginning. I'm not sure if its obvious, but I'm working the full 20-row repeat and changing colors between the 1st and 2nd garter ridges. I only cast on for 10 repeats so I'll have a much smaller cowl, and it will be a bit tall, which I'm looking forward to. I found myself a really excellent silk/cotton sweater dress (on sale, I love hunting down good deals on great clothes!) in the perfect shade of charcoal today, and I think my latest Smokey Fiar will be the perfect accent.