Monday, January 31, 2011

Diamond Shawl

The Diamond Medallion Shawl is done! 

Now I just need to finish the directions and find some test knitters!

I'm hoping that I can get some more "artsy" shots soon.

This thing is HUGE!  The final wingspan is 8 feet.

Friday, January 28, 2011


I went to the Farm Show and saw bunnies!  The daughter of one of my co-workers shows Jersey Woolies and I got to pet...

This guy was just plain cute.

I spun this fiber from the Charlie Brown SAL (colorway, Snoopy Ice Skating)

Which became this scarf

And the Absinthe Tsocks are done!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Things progress

I'm now up to 133 rows on the Diamond medallion shawl.

The mystery shawl has not progressed.

All I have to do on the Liquor makes you sicker tsocks is the sugar cubes on the second one.

I got my Mad Hatter swap package.  S asked for a hat with ears.....

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Off to a good start!

Shawl 1 done -- Traveling Woman, Zauberball Sock


Shawl 2 done -- 198 Yards of Heaven, handspun yarn, fiber from Rhinebeck, bulky weight.

300 yards of heaven

Shawl 3 -- clue 2 done, MMario Mystery 3, Zephyr lace

Shawl 4 -- 78 rows, Diamond Medallion, White Sparkly yarn

I'm debating if I really want to bead Oslo Walk, it would be practice for Evenstar though.....

Poseidon is done!!!!!  The fiends were really annoyed because I shut them out of the bedroom while I blocked it. 


Poseidon center

Saturday, January 15, 2011


I FINALLY have a quilt.  It was finished on Epiphany, just in time for the Farm Show.  Milkshakes, yummmm.


It was supposed to have been a high school graduation present.  It's a little late.  It wouldn't have been so bad if she'd been working on it, but she just started working on it in January of 2010!

Close up of the ladybug buttons :)


Oh Mother is back on the knit list....bummer.

Friday, January 7, 2011

I have GOALS!

and maybe, just maybe, I'll succeed.  After all, 2010 was supposed to be the year of the sock, and that didn't exactly work out.

Anyhoo, I went ahead and joined the 11 shawls in 2011 group.  I have also decided that these shawls will be knit from stash.  (The yarn that I ordered and hasn't come in yet counts as stash).

So far, I have planned:
Travelling Woman -- Zauberballe sock
Clapotis -- Noro (cotton, silk, wool blend)
Oslo Walk -- Noro Lace
Hades & Persephone -- Skinny Ewe in embers  (this one is still in my head)
Diamond Medallion -- White sparkly (this one is partially written down)
Merope -- Malabrigo Sock

198 Yards of Heaven
Pretty Maids
Queen Jane
Queen of Winter
Lady Bertram
Advent Calendar

Oh, wait, that's more then 11. 

I still have to finish Poseidon and Blackbird.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Honeycomb Lace Scarf

Christmas Knitting!

Pink one went to the co-leader of the Brownie troop, Mardi Gras one is going to my mother -- when I get a quilt.

Pattern (and charts) as pdf is available on Ravelry.


This pattern can be worked with any weight of yarn to whatever size is desired.

Yarn: Pink Scarf used 200 yards of fingering weight. Mardi Gras scarf used 150 yards of sport/dk weight.

Gauge: Somewhat irrelevant. Pink scarf had 5 stitches to the inch. Mardi Gras Scarf had 4.

Needle: Pink Scarf used US 7. Mardi Gras Scarf used US size 10.5.

Use a needle size that will get you a loose fabric.

Cast on a multiple of four stitches. 24 stitches were used in the pink scarf, 20 stitches in the Mardi Gras scarf. This is the only math required!

Work in garter stitch (knit every row) for 4 rows.

Decide if the scarf will be stockinette or garter and continue with the appropriate lace pattern.

Stockinette Honeycomb Lace: (shown in Pink Scarf)


Row 1: K2, (K2tog, YO, YO, K2togtbl) repeat to last two stitches, K2

Rows 2 and 4: K2, purl to last two stitches, K2. For the double YO’s, purl the second YO through the back loop.

Row 3: K2, (YO, K2togtbl, K2tog, YO), repeat to last two stitches, K2

Garter Honeycomb Lace: (shown in Mardi Gras Scarf)


Row 1: K2, (K2tog, YO, YO, K2togtbl) repeat to last two stitches, K2

Rows 2 and 4: Knit across. For the double YO’s, knit the second YO through the back loop.

Row 3: K2, (YO, K2togtbl, K2tog, YO), repeat to last two stitches, K2

Continue in the lace pattern until the yarn is running out or the scarf has reached the desired length, ending with row 2 or 4. Unless, like me, you get sick of it and want to stop sooner 

Work 4 rows of garter stitch.

Bind off.

Block if desired.

© 2010 by rosegil

This pattern is for your personal use. Please do not use this pattern for mass production. If you have any questions, please contact me via Ravelry.