A Package and Some Completed Projects
Got a package last week. Since I have plenty of yarn, I usually purchase books, patterns and accessories. Duma decided that it was important to check out the package first. He loves boxes. And as large as he is, I tend to let him investigate whatever he wants! I was very excited to see my new Alice Starmore reprints. Since I didn't want to pay $300 plus on eBay for the originals, I was quite pleased to purchase these on sale at Knit Picks. They had a sale of 40% off all of their books. Since these are classics, they were well worth the price. I may even knit a sweater from one of these.....well, more likely would knit on of the aran sweaters. Fair Isle is quite warm for California.
I finally finished Amarylis, designed by Herbert Niebling. I have become more of a seasonal knitter, ie I knit mostly in the fall and winter. I had started this back at the end of March and had almost completed it, but dropped a couple of stitches. This meant that I would need to drop down and repair or tink back a coupl of rows. I had lost interest in the pattern at that point, so I set it down and didn't pick it up until the end of October. Now it is complete and blocked. What I will do with it, I have no idea. But it quite pretty. I am not completely pleased with the job that I did with blocking it out. I couldn't find all of my pins. So, I had to improvise a bit.
If you are interested, here are the particulars for Amarylis: yarn used-Valley Yarn 20/2 silk from Webs, color-Burgandy; needle size- 0US, 2mm; pattern-Amarylis from Kunststricken: Große und kleine Decken.
I had also finished and never posted pictures of this project. This is another Niebling titled Ella. I love this pattern. It is one of my favorites. I completed this back in March. Loved it so much, it only took two weeks to knit and block. However, it took me six months to finally take pictures! I would like to use this one as a tablecloth. Just need to find the perfect place for it and make sure that it is covered with a glass top. I may have to knit this one up again.
If you are interested, here are the particulars for this one: yarn used Valley Yarn 20/2 silk from Webs, color-Moss; needle size 0US, 2mm; pattern-Ella from Beyers Bunte Reihe Band 2007, Kunststricken: Grosse und kleine Decken, Spitzen und Einsätze. Sadly, this magazine is out of print. It is from the 1950s and I found it on eBay.
Hopefully, I will block out Hannelore, another Niebling, very soon. I completed it about two weeks ago, but need to go through my knitting accessories and find all of my pins. This one will be much easier to block as it will block out as a square with even sides. I have also knit a hat and started a sweater. I will have to knit the sweater as quickly as possible or I will never finish it.