Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Affection to the max!

 It's been a while but as you can see, I've been quite busy.  I'm still working on a Colorblock Shawl for fellow Ravelry/Instagram friend, Jennifer.  I love how it looks so far and I'm pleased with my color choices.

 This shawl is working up pretty quick with my Knit Picks Telemark yarn in the colorways of Caution and Heathered Cilantro.  It's a DK weight yarn which I rarely have in my stash but I scored quite a bit of this yarn at a destash sale from my LYS.

 The pattern is very easy and it's straight garter stitch all the way along with M1s two stitches before the end.  I am about 9 inches in and have already added my second color.  I'm excited to see how it looks on me when it's all set.

 Speaking of shawls, I have finished my first ever knitted shawl, in fingering weight AND in multiple colors!!  Voilà, my Color Affection!!!!  I love it so much I wear it all the time!

 In the car on the way to work and knit night....

 Walking on the way to the Yarn Cupboard retreat to look at the goodies at the market... You get the idea.  I absolutely loved this pattern and have already started plotting what color scheme to make next!  This was so much fun to make; it had all I wanted in a pattern, interest, short rows, and garter stitch!

 In other news, I got some goodies from my dealer, I mean, friend, Angela to help with my Hexipuff addiction which hasn't been quite as strong but I'm abouts to fall off the wagon again and get puffin'.

 She also gave me two sweaters that she made for her son but he's long since outgrown.  These will be put away for Angelo and maybe Haze could even rock them this winter too....

 Just when I thought I had enough of amigurumi, a cute pattern comes along and I must bust out the crochet hook.  This pattern is an elephant called Padma.  You can find the pattern right here in four parts.  This will probably be for my coworker's new baby, that is if I can wrestle it away from Hazel who has claimed it her own.  But so far it's been two days and she is guarding it like a hawk.  Damn.  

 Here is a shot of Padma all finished.  I really liked this pattern because there was minimal sewing of body parts.  I loved how she had you crochet the parts into the rounds making it virtually seamless and painless.  I didn't get the ears quite right but I'm keeping it as is. I used some Patons Wool for all the parts.

Lastly, I was on Instagram, and stumbled across Circle B Alpacas.  I went to their website and signed up for a free fiber sample.  The sent me two little puffs of fluff.  Check them out and get a sample while you're at it!


  1. Well, you've got a lot to say missy! Love your Color Affection. I just completed a test with short rows and garter stitch - a great combination in my book as well. :)

  2. Aww that elephant is such a cutie!!