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Here you'll find tales of my domestic adventures and my mostly free knitting and quilting patterns. My most popular patterns include monster baby booties, ski hat with ear flaps, Lotus baby blanket, and men's cable hat.

Los Dos

Published by Shana | Filed under Knitting

Finished knitting two shawls this week.

I started this one in March. It’s for Mom to wear at Michelle’s wedding in a couple weeks. The pattern is from Knitted Lace of Estonia, and it’s 100% silk. I have gained much wisdom from this shawl.

Silk – not as awesome as you’d think. It’s a bit unforgiving, sticky, and snags on everything.

The Estonian love affair with nupps makes me question their sanity.

Red lace is probably the worst thing to photograph

My gauge is ridiculously loose. This shawl was supposed to be 14 inches wide. It’s 24″. I stopped six repeats short and it’s still longer than it’s supposed to be. Getting gauge is for the weak.

It keeps going.

Since that was so epic, I took a break and jumped on the Haruni bandwagon while finishing it. This was made with 130 grams of Sanguine Grypon’s Sappho II in the color “Salt Under the Sea”. I love it, so much I’ve been glaring at the sun trying to will the weather to drop 20 degrees.

my, that's a pretty leaf you have there.

I did not love working with this yarn. One skein was a tiny bit felted, which is annoying. I stil love the final result, but probably won’t get Sappho again. I do have some Bugga on the way, though. Never used that before, but if the fawning on Ravelry can be trusted, it’s probably made out of unicorn mane and mermaid hair.

Triangle shawls - not just for grandma any more.

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September 18th, 2010

3 Responses to “Los Dos”

  1. SillyLittleLady Says:

    I love that red lace!  Its so pretty :D

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  2. Tes the slow knitter Says:

    Shana I love the blue shawl, but I'm a beginner. I learned to do simple knitting years ago with my mom. She kept it up as she does with anything she does she is 91 and still knitting crocheting etc. I wish I had a simple pattern for a sweater. Your work is great!!

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  3. Vivianne Says:

    LOL they're pretty :)

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