Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Good for a Knitting Laugh

I found this video on the Ravelry Mason-Dixon Group board. Oh my goodness. It is so hilarious. Ann and Kay have written two books, Mason-Dixon Knitting and Mason-Dixon Knitting Outside the Lines. If these books are not in your knitting library then put them on your Christmas wish list. These have creative patterns and they are great to read for a good laugh. So without further ado, here are Ann and Kay.


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

The Aestlight Shawl Takes Flight

I finally had a photoshoot with Aestlight Shawl after blocking. What a delightful pattern! I love the construction and the shape which revealed itself in the blocking process. It reminds me of a bird in flight. I definitely want to knit more of Gudrun Johnston's designs. In fact, I want to knit another Aestlight soon.

Knitting the bird's eye lace was a lot of fun. I used lifelines periodically because if I had dropped a stitch or two it might have been a disaster trying to get back on track. Fortunately all went well. I didn't need the lifelines but it was comforting to know they were there.

Carmen Banana is running around with fig leaves until I knit her some clothing. I can hardly wait to put that project to rest. What was I thinking? I must have been mad to knit a monkey and even crazier to be knitting an evening dress for her. Well, I am drawing the line at the poodle skirt and twin set...at least for now. I'm ready for another shawl.

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