I have not posted any FO's for awhile so here is my latest effort. It is from the book "The Haapsalu Shawl". Took me six months but I now feel more confident with "Nupps" lol.
Lucy has ask me to pass along to MWK that she now has an on line tuition with Craftsy.com. Its launch was on this past Wed and is available for half price. She is teaching the ins and outs of Double Knitting in this Tutorial. Have a look and let Lucy know what you think.
Hi guys, this is a little off topic but I am on the island this week to help Lucy Neatby with her knitting camp. She has thirteen knitters from as far away as Texas to the south and British Columbia to the West. It is a resounding success. They are here for a week. I was speaking about MWK and she suggested that she would be interested in doing one for the Men. So I thought I would throw it out there and see what people thought. The knitters are staying in Guest Cottages.
One year after starting this it is finished. When it comes off the blocking pads I will post it to my sister-in-law. I did count the nupps but lost count when I got over 1000 lol
I just loved this pattern....it was so easy, the little girl not smiling is "Lola"
This is my second attempt at "Double Knitting" I think it turned out better so I guess practice does improve things. The scarf is from Son of Stitch and Bitch. The lighter shade is unknown acrylic and the darker is Patons Decor.
Here are a few things I have finished for Family members
This was KAL and the only stipulation was to use Handmaiden fibre. I had a couple of skeins of silk and cashmere so I designed this scarf using the "Lily of the valley and Spruce" pattern from Estonia Knitting and I substituted beads for "nupps". I was going to add a edging border but had a major melt down over it lol. Maybe I will add it later.
I have some news, we (my partner and I) have purchased a holiday home on Big Tancook Island here in Nova Scotia. Lucy Neatby lives just around the corner from us. The Ferry ride is 1 hour each way so I will get lots of knitting done. lol
I started this last summer but put it away as I had other things to do, and of course because it is full of nupps (ugh) it was an easy decision to put it aside lol. It is called "The Greta Garbo Shawl"