Wednesday, February 29, 2012


I belong to several swap groups on Ravelry. Right now I am working on a swap for my Lion Brand Swap group. We have secret swap partners, and these are some of the things I am working on for the swap.
I knitted this shawl from Lion Brand"s Vanna's Choice. The color is Dusty Purple. I knitted it on #7 circular needles. The original pattern called for a sock weight yarn, but I use worsted weight.
I also knitted a pair of fingerless mittens, called Coppice Mitts by Courtney Kelley. They are featured on the 
cover of Interweave Knits Accessories 2011. I used Lion Brand's Vanessa's Choice yarn in the colorway of Purple.  
The last two pictures are closer to the right color. I am also working on a cowl for the same swap, an I will post the photographs as soon as I am finished.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Some New Items

I am so thrilled, I now have a great Swift and a large ball winder. I already had a small ball winder, but needed something for my larger skeins. 
This is my swift, please excuse the background.
And my ball winder.
I just purchased this beautiful yarn, and haven't decided what I am going to make with it yet.
It is so soft and heavenly.
I have been busy knitting items for a knitting swap and I have finished one item and am working on another, but I can't show them until I have mailed them to my swap partner. It is a secret swap and I can't give away the surprise.