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Entries in through the loops (4)


National Blog Month 

I decided to take part in the National Blog Posting Month so there will be alot of posts from me this month, if I'm able to stick with it.

 NaBloPoMo 2011

Today's share is a finished Cerasifera shawl, not the best picture to be sharing but it'll have to do for now.  Maybe I can get a quick photo shoot done this weekend.

Through the Loops SSK - Cerifsera

Here's a cool blocking photo, for some reason I just love blocking photos?  Do you?  It's nice to see how each person blocks their FOs, it's really a science to block a finished item.

Through the Loops SSK - Cerifsera

This shawl was particularly fussy to block, the rounded edge was a bit tricky to block out the shawl to measurements.  I'm always happy when shawls block to the designers measurements.

Since I'll be blogging frequently, I'll choose to limit my posts, don't want to waste your time.  I'm sure many of you would like to check in quickly and then get on with your day 8)

Until next post, which is very soon 8)


Hecate Shawl

I can finally share one of my more recent FOs, the Hecate Shawl by Kirsten Kapur of Through The Loops.  I was extremely eager to knit this as a test knit for Kirsten, and sure wasn't dissappointed when I did my first read through of the pattern.

Kirsten choose a 2 color combination of yarn, Louet Gems 100% Merino Wool fingering weight in brown, and Art Yarns Ultrameino4 100% Luxury Merino Wool in blue.  Both are gorgeous yarns that work great together both in color and in texture.  Louet Gems has a nice twist to the yarn, and holds great stitch definition.  Art Yarns Ultramerino4 is extremely soft and luxurious.

I had a great time knitting this pattern, truly enjoyed watching the shawl develop as I got closer to finishing.

Hecate shawl by Kirsten Kapur of Through the Loops - Photos by Kirsten Kapur

Hecate shawl by Kirsten Kapur of Through the Loops - Photos by Kirsten Kapur Hecate shawl by Kirsten Kapur of Through the Loops - Photos by Kirsten Kapur

Pattern: Hecate Shawl by Kirsten Kapur
Yarn: Brown, Louet Gems Super Fine Merino and Blue, Art Yarns Ultramerino4
Needles: US 7 (Addi Lace)
Started: August 15, 2011
Finished: August 22, 2011

Photos are courtesy of Kirsten Kapur of Through The Loops.  I sent the finished shawl to her and she took these gorgeous pictures. 

Enjoy your week!



Off and On

Off the needles, Vita Cardi,  ready to be blocked

Vita Cardi Vita Cardi

I don't think I'll knit a belt as the pattern calls for.  I still may add some afterthought pockets, and even maybe even some buttons, but for now it's done.  At least to a point. 

On the needles, Rock Island Shawl, using Kaaland Classic Two lace in Bushfire colorway.  

Rock Island Shawl in Kaalund yarn Classic Two "Bushfire" Rock Island Shawl in Kaalund yarn Classic Two "Bushfire"

That's 71 repeats of a 8 row chart, felt like it was never going to end! Oh and the yarn is luscious, even better it was a gift from Marisol as part of the Knitter's Treasure swap.  So glad I've finally got to use it. 

Another one soon to be on the needles, Cerasifera shawl, as part of the Through The Loops Summer Shawl Kal.  Anyone can join the kal, only required to knit a shawl from the Through The Loops patterns by Kirsten.  Turn in FO pics by 9/23/11 to show completion and then prizes are given for various efforts 8).   Join on Ravelry in the TTL group.


Got plans for this coming weekend, looking forward to it, 3 day weekend 8) Enjoy!


Mystery Socks 2010 - Clue 2

I finished Clue 2 of this year's Mystery Sock 2010 from Through The Loops designer Kirsten Kapur. I really do enjoy all of Kirsten's designs and her annual Mystery Sock is so much fun.

Here's my progress pics:

Mystery Socks 2010

Mystery Socks 2010

I just wish I had a better camera to really show these off, but my camera is limited in the quality of pictures I can get out of it. Maybe Santa will give me a new camera this year ::hopes::

Yarn is from the Mad Hatter package from the Alice in Wonderland Sock Club, such gorgeous yarn!

Wool Candy - Mad Hatter yarn

And now I await Clue 3, set to come out this Friday 10/15. In the interim, I'm working on finishing my WIP's for 2 different spoilee's, AHH!, and also working on a test knit, which so far is turning out just beautiful.

More shares to come soon.. happy week everyone!