07 December 2008

Finally, photos

For my Tia, who is celebrating her 50th wedding anniversary in a few weeks:

Shawl for Tia
(for reference, the shawl is blocking on a queen-sized bed)

Shawl for Tia
(sorry for the white on white, hopefully you can still make out the shawl)

Pattern: Blue Curacao by Doris Chan (Ravelry link, part of Amazing Crochet Lace)
Yarn: Lily Chin's Greenwich yarn in white, 60% nylon, 22% acrylic, 28% mohair. This was the yarn in the pattern and I happened to have some in my stash. I actually have enough for another one but I haven't decided if I should make the same pattern for my mom.
Modifications: none

I really enjoyed crocheting this project. I was done in a couple of weeks but that was mostly because I didn't have much time to work on it during the week.

For myself:

Cashmere scarf

Cashmere Scarf - kitchener stitched together

Pattern: Tiger Eyes Lace Scarf by Toni M. Maddox
Yarn: Neighborhood Fiber Co. Limited Edition: Luxury Sock Yarn (Cashmere & merino) in Raspberry Truffle. (Ravelry link since I can't find it anywhere else)
Modifications: I split the skein in two (good thing I have that scale) and then knit both ends at the same time. Originally, I used a 3-needle bindoff to join the two sides but it wasn't stretchy enough so I had to kitchener it together.

I've already worn this twice. It's only 8" wide but its ridiculously long, I think it was almost 80". It was too long to block on the queen-sized bed so I put a sheet over the carpet and pinned it using blocking wires.


Trillian42 said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous shawl!! And was that the scarf you were working on when you were up here? I really like it!

knottygnome said...

wow, lots of lace. both are gorgeous!

Mommyleek said...

Wow! Both of them turned out beautiful! I've had that tiger's eye scarf in my queue for a long time. Now I'm inspired to cast on for it.