Let’s Begin with a Knitting Update

according to my KnitMeter, I have knit 10.5 miles in 2014!  Which means there was lots and lots of wooly goodness 🙂  Here are the shawls, wraps, scarves, cowls and a lovely cabled blanket.  Many of these became gifts for special friends or family members, while others were for the Charity Mitten/Hat/Scarf tree at the local Library branch that hosts the Saturday Knitting group.

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Wasn’t I Lucky?

If you are a regular reader of The Musk Ox – Qiviut Blog http://www.theqiviutblog.blogspot.ca/ you will know that she hosts regular giveaways.  At the end of May, I was the very lucky winner of this lovely assortment of woolen goodness:

100_0070  This months giveaway is for the lot above 275 grams in 2 & 4 ply’s sweetly soft. The mill ends are blends of qiviut/merino and qiviut/angora rabbit, some little skeins of pure qiviut all from the bobbin ends that we spin almost daily.

Upon receiving the package, I quickly wound the skeins into this:


and then got busy, and knit this semi-circular shawl in the classic Feather and Fan pattern, using every last yard of all the lovely yarns:

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Now I think I should go buy some lottery tickets!

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot

like a Christmas SAL!  Many thanks to Carole at  http://novalee02.over-blog.com/ for her lovely creation!  There are only a few more charts to come, and this one will be done.

  I am thinking of finishing it as a quilted wallhanging.   I must decide what to add in between the bows.  I finished this shawl as well -# 28 Lace Shawl from Vogue Knitting, Early Fall 2012 issue.  I am calling it my Indigo Blues Shawl – lol – a much more glamorous name!

We have had just enough time since the last snowfall to put away lawn chairs and garden hoses, and to sew the seeds that like to be in the ground over the winter.  The only thing left undone before today’s snow and cold are the leaves that gather under the carport.  My daughter and I have loved the shapes produced by the swirling wind.  Check out the latest creation:

   Anyone else see an alpaca here?