Archive for the ‘Knitting’ Category

A few weeks back, I finished my Tendrils Shawl from Knitty. I decided not to use beads because of the weight, and also because I had no experience working with beads and knitting. Since then I’ve been working on the Mystery Stole 3, which has beads and I’m having fun with them, so someday I may try it again with beads. Anyway, here’s a picture of the finished object:

I ended up wearing it over this past weekend, while my husband participated in the Timberman Triathlon. It was cold…much colder than expected for mid-August! And windy. I was thankful to have a nice, warm shawl…though three or four of them would have been better. 😉

Here’s a closeup of the stitches:

There’s a mini-cable, a “regular” cable, and a ladder stitch. It was a lot of fun to work on.

The yarn I used was Classic Elite Premiere. It’s a gorgeous yarn, 50% pima cotton and 50% tencel. It’s SO soft, I spent a lot of time just patting and stroking it. Came out beautifully after washing and blocking and feels great next to the skin.

So, what are YOU working on? Something you’ll still use this summer, or have you all started your fall and winter projects already?


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Okay, I’m still trying to modify/customize my blog. Not doing real well, but made a teeny bit of progress in finding a theme that would allow me to upload a photo. Well and good, but unless I want a photo of my nose and cheeks, it doesn’t work for MY picture, since it only allows a photo of 760 x 190 pixels. So I’ve uploaded a photo of a shawl belonging to my grandmother, at least fifty years old, not sure how much older than that it might be. Made of what looks like cobweb lace and gorgeous. But unfortunately, now full of holes. 😦

As to writing, I’m working on a novella, “All Work and No Play,” for Ellora’s Cave that needs to be done in about a week, part of their “Torrid Tarot” series. I hope you’ll enjoy it when it comes out! Check back here for the latest news. When I’m finished with that, next on the docket is finishing “Perilous Prediction,” a novella-length sequel to my paranormal mystery novel, “Fatal Fortune.”

More later!


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