Monday, September 21, 2009
Since then, there have been very few new posts or comments so, after a lot of thought, I've decided to make this site an archive. No new posts or comments will be able to be made, but the old posts will still be available to anyone who wishes to read them for information.
Thanks to all who have participated and helped each other along knitting these beautiful designs. I wish you all very happy knitting!
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Saturday, December 13, 2008
It took me a while to cast on but I am really loving this shawl. The pattern is great to knit. The product is wonderful. The yarn is Wooly Wonka's Buckwheat Honey. While I am anxious to finish, holiday knitting has taken up all my knitting time. I'll be back to it soon.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Yarn: Røros Lamullgarn, black, 100% wool, 50gr/250m. Used 250 grams.
Needles: KnitPicks 4mm
Started: August 31st, 2008
Finished: October 5th, 2008
My second BeeFields. It's a fun knit, but not for the inexperienced...
I changed the beginning a little, instead of having to graft, I cast on half of the stitches needed, knit over those, and then picked up form the "bottom" of the cast-on row, for the second half of the first row. Does it make sense at all-LOL? The main reason to do so, was to avoid the grafting, and it turned out very nice in my opinion. Forgot to take a picture though...
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
She's finally finished - six months in the making. I cast on 2 Jan and cast off 13 June. I'm not a particuarly fast knitter and most of the triangle shawls I've done have been three to six months duration.
I got the kit and I love this merino yarn! The colors are fanastic - not too high contrast, and the hand of the yarn is lush. I have about 33 grams left, which should be enough for a narrow scarf sometime in the future.
My favorite part was the border
The BEES with their complex shaping and the alternating triple decreases that made the 'flower stem' part so curvy! Pure genius, I tell you!
Thursday, May 1, 2008
I finally finished mine last night! Here are a few pictures. For more info, please visit my blog at www.sophroniaandthepeacock.blogspot.com.
I have enjoyed being part of this knitalong! Thank you so much AnnMarie, for graciously hosting it. Good luck to all who are still working on their bees!
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
I signed up for this KAL quite some time ago, but haven't done more than following everyone's progress, drooling over the beautiful shawls you've all made. Then AnnMarie "threatened" to close the blog, and that gave me the push I needed to start this.
It's knitted in RørosLamullgarn ,100% wool, 50gr=250m,colour #48, (a dark red/plum) knitted with Knitpicks options circular needles, 4mm (they can also be bought here if you are in the area...)
Started on April 2nd 2008, finished on April 14th,2008. I followed the charts, becaus I find it easier to see the pattern in a chart than just written. It worked out fine. The shawl is bigger than intended...2.3m along top edge, and 1.15m from neck to bottom point. It's definitely not a tv-knit...but not as difficult as I imagined when I first got the pattern-lol-all those pages nearly freaked me out:-)
More details on my blog.
Thank you, AnnMarie, for hosting this KAL. It has been great fun following
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
I'll keep it going for another few weeks to give everyone time to copy out any posts or information that they would like to keep for future reference, but, unless I hear from a swarm of you that you would like to see the blog continue, I'll just delete the whole blog by the end of April.
It's been fun and I think we really did help each other through the knitting and cheered each other's accomplishments. I want to thank you all for being a part of this! :)
Thursday, March 27, 2008
I'm sure that when I get past the setup section I'll get a picture of it in my mind, but for now, I'm feeling more than a little lost. That's pretty sad for someone who's been knitting for as long as I have. Maybe this is the challenge that I've needed to get me off of dead center. Let's hope so! Here I go!
I'll be so glad to do socks with all of you knitters. I adore knitting socks and the Honeybee stole looks so exciting. I'm looking forward to more activity on this blog and meeting lots of you as we knit along.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
As for my 'bee' knitting, since finishing the shawl months ago I haven't been knitting anything remotely bee-related as I spent the last couple of months of 2007 on a self-imposed challenge to finish all projects on needles.
I accomplished that goal and then turned my needles towards heavier-weight projects, but I've been eyeing the Honeybee Stole pattern lately as well as Anne's sock pattern, Marie Antoinette, that has the same bee motifs as the shawl and stole.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Shot with hp photosmart 735 at 2008-02-09
I think it came out very nicely. I embroidered a few stitches of chain stitch over the grafting to continue the line of the "spine" up to the border. Because this yarn blocks out so well, the difference in the tension between the knitting and embroidery should not be an issue, but I left the tail available so that IF I need to undo it, I can.
The shape of the lace wanted to dip in there in the center, so I went along with that and 'manufactured' a set of stitches on the left side to make everything balance
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
I know that getting the graft just right will be critical to the success of this project. I think I'm going to go ahead and do the grafting now. If I totally mess it up, I will have "only" lost a few days of knitting time (all right, three weeks. But that's still better than months and a totally frogged project).
I'm looking for tips, techniques, pros and cons of doing the grafting now. Advice, please.
Monday, January 21, 2008
Friday, January 4, 2008
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
I finally and happily finished my bee shawl which I named Beatrice. I am so thrilled with the finished knit.
The shawl was an amazing learning experience and I am certainly looking forward to my next Knitspot shawl!
ETA: I have had several request for what yarn I used. Thank you!
I actually used my own hand dyed Sweet Lace in the Rose Hill Colourway that is currently a custom dye request colourway.
I sort of work on this project in spurts. This time it was my plane knitting to and from my parent's house for Thanksgiving. I got the first 3 bees done. The photo shows 10, so I guess I must be getting close to the end.
I'm finding this section to be easier than the others, mainly because there is very little to do on wrong side rows, and even the right side rows are more logical than the bee section, at least to me. Besides, this pattern is my favorite of the 3 sections.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Thursday, November 8, 2007
I joined this KAL a while back when it first formed, but have only got around to casting on my Bee Fields a few weeks ago. Then I posted to my blog, but forgot to post to the KAL blog.
So my Bee Fields about now about half way through the swarm section and I am just getting around to posting here. I love the pattern, the yarn (Claudia's Hand Painted Silk Lace), the whole project. We've only had a couple bumps, pretty much due to my total inability to set up the swarm section in a moving car. Once I got over that issue, it's been full speed ahead.
Friday, November 2, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Im excited to get started!
Thanks for letting me join, Annmarie!
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
I am using the stash yarn shown, and it seems that I need to knit on size 3 (US) needles. After swatching with different sizes, I looked closely at your pictures and decided that this yarn on size 3s would be best--and it is close to the suggested gauge, but not exact.
I'll be done with the set-up rows tonight and then on to the first section. My winglettes seem a bit small, but I'm expecting they'll be more obvious when blocked.
Saturday, October 20, 2007
With the first half successfully completed, I anticipate no problems with the second half. Now I need to get busy and finish spinning that second package of Black Rainbow Glitter from Aurelia.
Here's a little close-up of a modification I am doing. I'm adding beads to the side and end edges. They are the "oil slick" colour, I think referred to as "dark aurora borealis", and they match the glitter in the handspun perfectly.
Also, instead of the "bind off loosely in knit" I'm using a great bind-off I learned when doing the Swallowtail Shawl. It makes for a very stretchy yet tidy edge.
K2, *transfer the 2 stitches on the right needle back to the left needle and then K2tog through the back loop. K1 and repeat from* around.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
I'm hoping I'll have the time to completely finish this half of the stole before I have to put it down again. I'm allowing myself a few days working on it and then it's back to projects with looming deadlines again.