I needed to be knitting something easy on a road trip to Spartanburg, SC, and I needed a Christmas gift for my sister, and I had a bag of sari silk yarn waiting to become something, and bingo! Search on Ravelry, find UrbanGypz Designs Sari Silk Crescent Shawl (may need to be a Ravelry member), and I'm set. Top view, showing flouncing. This is the same yarn that was used in the Sari Weave fabric. The pattern is a standard Pi Shawl base, which calls for three increase rows of (YO, K1). In order to make them not stand out...
Mari Vogel has opened Caring 4 Canines at the Pet Spa on Chapel Hill Road in Durham, NC, where she offers dog massage. Mari and a future client. Somebody's been sleeping in my dog bed! She has two of the beds in her clinic. The dogs who visited during the Grand Opening certainly liked them! SaveSave
#LIL Designing LoveisLove WIP
Done; off the needles, ends stitched in, washed and somewhat blocked. That's a full-size bed. Still need to get a formal shot against a white background so the lace details show up; ideally, with the shawl and the camera aligned. Ran out of the navy glitter yarn halfway through the last round. Tested several lace edgings and in the end, decided a simple cast-off was the better option. Fun. Engaging. Now onto something new.
#LIL LoveisLove WIP
Done! (Mostly--still have to sew in loose ends and block.) Used a stretchy cast off to end the last row of feather and fan. Now to stitch in the ends, wash, and block. May use the spare room bed to pin it out.
Designing Swirl WIP
I sent down start to work out the pattern for Swirls. First, I charted the pattern as it was written, to make an octagon. I laid out the yarn overs and the K2Ts and I couldn’t quite figure out how the pattern actually grew. It looked like you did one K2T for every yarn over. However, drawing out the pattern helped me understand what the basic structure of the unit. Next, I drew out the pattern again, this time working out where I needed to be increasing additional stitches to turn the octagon into a hexagon. Again, I couldn’t figure...