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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / <3 Technicolor Dreamcoat <3 ***more pics!*** on: February 27, 2011 04:05:50 AM
Okay, recently i discovered i'm not only addicted to very colorful knitting - i'm also addicted to knitting shawls. This particular one was on my list for a long time.

The pattern is from vogue knitting ~ the yarn is noro kureyon in three different colorways.
Since the five main sections all are knitted individually and joined in the final step it makes a perfect project to carry along!

Here is a closeup of one of the cable and joinings sections:


... and another one of the bobbled edging:


*** thank you for the lovely comments, gals!!! ***

Happy knitting everyone!
12  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My new Motley on: January 21, 2011 11:33:45 AM
Thank you for all the lovely comments!

Jane2 and striker927, yup, i love when knitting projects sometimes start to talk me... in a pleasant way  Wink and this one has even got anatomy to go along with it. the correspondence in colors of the different shapes really is done mostly by the noro colorways... all i did was picking the ones that talked to me the most  ...
i wore the shawl most of last week when being outside. it took this test, too  Smiley

suganspyyce, the pattern for the headband is from the book "sock yarn one-skein wonders". it took only a very small portion of a skein to knit it up. so yay for sock yarn!!

Molliemoo2883, i tried entrelac for the first time, too. the technique itself is brilliant and not as fidgety as i had feared ... and knitty has wonderful patterns. so well written and workable.

Happy knitting, everyone!

xx, Nan
13  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: My new Motley on: January 16, 2011 12:55:41 PM
Thank you all!!  Smiley

craftylittlemonkey, every square has one slightly larger-than-usual buttonhole. it creates the hourglass-shape of the individual squares and can be used to pull one end of the shawl through one of the holes ~ or to attach a clasp or shawlpin without actually harming the fabric! 
14  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My new Motley on: January 16, 2011 10:09:50 AM


My first entrelac project and certainly one of my most colorful knitted fos ever! Knitting it was fun  Smiley ... so much that i used up most of the remaining yarn for a headband and gauntlets.


The pattern is here: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEdf10/PATTmotley.php

I knit with 3 skeins of noro silk garden sock yarn in 3 different colorways ... 2 of the 3 are very bright the third has mostly purples, pink, dark blue, gold and brown.
The only alteration to the pattern i made was starting out with 15 instead of 16 triangles... unintentionally, but once i realized it i didn't have the nerve to frog. it is still big enough, i think:

With Motley i also learned what split-splicing is all about. verrrry useful! i hate to waste yarn anyway, so this is a perfect technique for me   Grin

Hope you enjoy! xx Nan
15  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Clothilde Shawl on: January 16, 2011 09:38:10 AM
What a beautiful present! love the lace pattern and the glossy silk and merino yarn that you chose. well done!  Smiley
16  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: My first I Spy Quilt on: January 14, 2011 09:07:43 AM
Oh wow! it's awesome, lindyv!!  Smiley
17  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Cuddly Cables: Neckwarmer, Wristlets & Hat on: January 06, 2011 01:22:16 AM
A first touch of spring knitted mostly by night from soft merino yarn.



reverse of neck warmer:


The patterns for this project are from the book "Cables - on the go!"
18  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Santa's rosy sleigh ride on: December 21, 2010 09:49:53 AM
I worked on this one on and off for years. finally it is complete Smiley







Happy holidays everyone!!

xx

Nan
19  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Embroided Tote/Bag! GALLERY ::: Send out 07/11 EXTENDED 07/18 on: September 08, 2009 11:03:10 AM
I received my package from my lovely angel ThirdMargaret:

... tote, coin-purse, and an issue of interweave knits!

a close-up of the lining of the tote and the coinpurse:


and a close-up of the beauteous embroidery:

a fairy sitting on a branch of passion flowers.  Roll Eyes ... Sooo perfect, and beautifully stitched.
 
Thank you so so much, ThirdMargaret  Kiss  Kiss  Kiss

I hope you enjoy your pack, too!
20  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Geezer Fine Wine Over 30 Swap Gallery on: August 07, 2009 10:40:36 AM
Awww ... what beautiful gallery.  Smiley amazing skills all around!

pinokeeo, the cherrywood box is gorgeous. love the texture of the wood, it looks so smooth, too. truly beautiful. and the woodburnt dragon on the lid is perfect.

have a lovely crafty weekend, everyone!
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