Friday, September 27, 2013

A Little Bit to Knit…

With the quilt retreat here last weekend I haven’t gotten much knitting time in what with all the cleaning and working on the challenge quilt… but I did declare last Monday a pajama day to rest and recoup and instead of finishing the hand quilting on my challenge quilt I did a little knitting and some napping.  OK – probably more napping than knitting!

Later in the week I had the opportunity to sit at my MIL’s house while some work was done and that gave me the knitting time I needed to get the homework knitting done on the Triplicity Shawl (free from Ravelry) so I’m ready for class again on Monday.

Triplicity (2)

A little closer view showing the first pattern section sandwiched between two plain sections.  I had gotten one row into the pattern section and messed up and started all over… but only once.  I think that I’ll get out what I need to put in a life line before starting the next pattern section in class.

Triplicity (3)

I am still plugging away on the Leftie shawl (a purchased pattern on Ravelry).  It’s easy to get a section done while watching TV as you only have to pay attention when you do the leaf and that knits up quick.  I hope to have this done in time to enjoy this fall… so I best keep at it.

Leftie (6)

It did occur to me last night that I need to drag out some yarn and get to work on a pair of fingerless gloves I am making for a friend up in MA… I’ll be heading up there in a few weeks for the MA Shop Hop so I need to have them ready for that.  I’ve made several pairs of these fingerless gloves but apparently I never took any pictures… so that will have to be next a challenge for my next knitting post.

Check out what others are knitting over at Judy’s Patchwork Times.


Ramona said...

Your Leftie shawl is so pretty! I love the bright colors and it will go with so many things. Beautiful.

Judy S. said...

Those are both really nice. That's a very interesting new shawl you've got going there. Love Leftie also.

Paula, the quilter said...

What size yarn are you using on your new shawl? It looks like a bulky? Beautiful shawls. Mitts are fast to knit and you should be able to whip out a pair in no time flat.