Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Bag full of goodies

It's always a great day when Cathy comes to visit. Today she had a big bag of awesome garments that she recently finished. Thanks! Makes an easy blog post for me.

Pattern: Stonecrop by Jared Flood (purchased on Ravelry)

Yarn: 2 skeins of tosh merino light
Pattern: Elder Tree Shawl (free pattern on Ravelry)

Yarn: tosh vintage - I believe that Cathy used 3 skeins.

Pattern: Scalene (purchased on Ravelry)

Yarn: 2 balls Freia Lace (the Freia shown here is a bit different than the Ombre Lace that I showed a couple of days ago. These are smaller balls with more colour changes. You can use one ball of the Ombre Lace for the scarf)
Scalene is an asymmetrically shaped, triangular scarf that features both horizontal and vertical keyholes for several styles of wear. This gender neutral design looks great on women and men of any age.

Pattern: Coors Cowl (a free pattern from Classic Elite)

Yarn: 5 skeins of Chalet and/or Chateau from Classic Elite Yarns.

Can you see a bit of a theme with Cathy's knitting? Lots of blue and green. Not too much purple. :(
Sarah wanted a small shawl (more like a scarf) so Cathy made her the Lonely Tree Shawl (pattern free on Ravelry). This is the baby sister to the Elder Tree Shawl.
And then the day got even better when she came to the bottom of her bag. Sugar cookies. Fall shaped sugar cookies. Cathy loves to bake. Maybe she'll come visit tomorrow too. 

Sarah sent me some pictures of her latest project. 
Pattern: Mala by Purl Diving purchased on Ravelry
Yarn: tosh sock
A garland of leaves gently circle the neck in this pretty cowl pattern, named Mala after the character played by Indian actress Rani Mukherjee in her first film.

The cowl is really cute and Cathy decided to make one for herself. She's going to use Mrs. Crosby Train Case in the colour Peacock. I know, the colour choice is so out of character for her. 

In honour of Cathy's yarn choice, Train Case will be the featured product for Thursday, October 9. You can purchase online (with the code PUMPKIN) or in the store - in person or over the phone. One day only for 15% off.

One skein will make the cowl or a pair of socks. Two skeins will make an Auburn Wave. 

What is the big deal with Train Case? The yarn is merino wool, nylon and Outlast. Outlast is a really neat fibre.
Not too hot, not too cold, but "just right" – Outlast® temperature regulating textiles offer more comfort through proactive heat management.

I finished my cowl.
Pattern: Inspira Cowl (free on Ravelry)
Version: Steampunk on 5mm needles. I cast on 144 stitches and did not do any shaping.
Yarn: 2 balls of solid Classic Elite Liberty and 1 ball of self-striping Liberty.

The pattern is very addictive. It's easy to memorize and while knitting you're dreaming up other combinations.

Beth has been busy too. She took 3 strands of Classic Elite Liberty and 10mm needles and made these cowls. They are long enough to double over and be nice and warm for winter. They are super quick to make and look great with the self-striping yarn.

The pattern is free in the store with the purchase of Liberty Wool. 6 balls are needed for this awesome cowl.

Not to be left out, Lynn brought in a scarf that she knit. The scarf is completely reversible. No worrying if you have the right side out.

Pattern Adoette (purchased on Ravelry)
Yarn: 4 balls of Filatura di Crosa Charly Print

Cathy got home from the store and remembered another project that she knit while away this summer. I'm saving it for tomorrow. Just to guarantee that I have something to write about. :)


Jean said...

All beautiful and very inspirational!

Dayana Knits said...

That Stonecrop is simply stunning in that color! Do you know the shade by any chance?

Julie said...

Dayana - I think that it's Courbett's Green.