Sunday, December 10, 2006

Border Patrol

The border is done!! And the set-up row for the edging, too. Here's a fast, not-too-darn-good photo: The photo was hasty because I believe in the 5-second rule for flinging knitting on a floor that was not vacuumed immediately prior to the flinging. (I would rather knit than vacuum, dontcha know.) Come to think of it, I should probably exclude white UFOs from that rule...

I hope I won't offend the shawl's designer, Sharon Miller, but I'm choosing a different edge than the original called for in her pattern. Sharon calls for a simple mesh Van Dyke edging, but I fear that I will go insane at the monotonous repitition of Van Dyke for more than 20 feet of knitting...

So, not for design as much as for sanity, I've chosen the Rippled Diamond edging from Sharon's "Heirloom Knitting" book. It seems to me quite an appropriate edging for the Cameron, though it is deeper than the original pattern. Since I ordered extra cobweb yarn, I'm pretty sure I'll have enough. When I get some of it done, I'll show you.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006


Wow! Clickety-Clack Ewe scored big. Look at the great bag scored from Jenny Setser from Winterhaven Fiber Farm!

This bag is big enough for a major knitting project. I love it. I spied it in the making during a recent trip to the farm and bought it without quite knowing how it would end up. When it arrived a day or two ago, I saw that it had exceeded my expectations. Note the salamander on the upper left. Isn't Jenny a talented felt artist?