Finished Object Show and Tell

Knitting after the Hap Shawl has steady and sure here in Michigan. With some encouragement from my Feisty friend, I attempted 2 socks on 2 circs this spring. The yarn is a hand-dyed sock yarn that I picked up in St. John New Brunswick on vacation last year. I love souvenir yarn! The pattern was Hedgerow Socks from Knitters Review. I can't wait to be able to wear them. With our weather this summer, wool socks may be in order soon!

Earlier in the spring I knit Mr. Greenjeans from Knitty in a Lion Brand Cotton-Ease. I am really happy with the way this turned out. Two of my friends also liked it and I have convinced them to knit their own this summer. We have been getting together weekly and having a lot of fun with it. After we are finished, we are going to make our own buttons with Polymer Clay. Now we just have to try not to wear them on the same day!
This is my Ostrich Plumes Stole. Last fall, Christina generously sent me this lovely yarn. It is Curious Creek Fibers Meru. I really enjoyed knitting this and the colors are great. I have yet to be able to get a picture of me actually wearing this, but it has been worn at least twice. I think it has started a lace addiction.

Speaking of lace addictions, I absolutely loved knitting Ishbel! It went very fast after I got the hang of the lace stitch. This is the smaller size shawl and I will wear it as a scarf, bandit style. The yarn is Wisdom Brand Poems sock yarn. This yarn is great. The colors are a lot like Noro yarns but super soft. The same yarn comes in a black/grey/white combo and I am going to use for another Ishbel for my daughter's teacher this year.

I am also working on my Hey Teach sweater. It has been a summer of getting the importance of gauge and knitting the right size. It is a lesson I have learned. I actually knit Hey Teach this time last year. I never checked the gauge and when I was finished, it was hideously too big. I have frogged it and I am trying it again with the correct gauge. All I need to do it seam it. Yuck. I also knit a ribbed cardigan for my husband last year and guessed at what size to make him. I guess 15 years of eating my cooking has taken a toll on him. It was a bit too small. Everything but the sleeves has been frogged. We are taking a trip to Vermont in the fall and I have promised that it will be ready in time for the trip. I am very close on that as well. If I knit the same sweater twice with the same exact yarn, I am just getting more for my money, right????

Happy Knitting!


Feisty said…
WOW! Just WOW!

What a wonderful parade of finished objects!

They all turned out so well. I love the Greenjeans and the shawls.


; )
Lolly said…
Those are all great! I recently saw, and "faved" on Ravelry, some Hedgerow Mitts! I'll probably make them sometime. The meru shawl looks interesting. Hopefully you have a larger picture on Ravelry. I'll check. And what a winner that Ishbel is. The best thing for sock yarn, for those who don't want to knit socks.
adamboysmom said…
Lolly, I'm not on Rav anymore. I'll be sure to get a bigger picture of that stole and post them here.

Ishbel is a delight to knit.

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