About Me

I'm a forty something mother of two girls ages 17 and 11. I enjoy knitting and figuring skating. My grandmother taught me to knit when I was about 7 and I'm still "figuring out knitting!"

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Frost Diamonds . . . Blocked

Frost Diamonds
Originally uploaded by karyn_settles
This shawl rocks! It blocked very nicely and garnered many compliments today when I wore it to work! The yellow color was fantastic on me . . . I couldn't have asked for a better garment. This will go on summer vacation with me!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

A finished project

I finished Frost Diamonds today.  It turned out beautifully!  I can't wait for it to get dry so that I can wear it!  The blocking was a little difficult with all the points but I think it's going to work out OK.  I am going to take final pictures of the project once it's dry.  I did take some pictures before blocking and after pinning it down though  Here is how it looked before blocking.

I think it is beautiful before the blocking but it will be absolutly stunning after it's finished.  I have put some points on the edging and the blocking really opens up the lacework.

The designer, Stefanie Japel is amazing!  I have made many of her designs.  They are straightforward to knit and stunning to wear!  This shawl has fitted shoulders making it easy to keep on.  The design was in the Winter 2009 Knitty.  I used some yarn that I had begun as another project.  I ended up feeling that the project wasn't working out and thought the yarn needed the "right" pattern.  I really found it.  The yellow-gold color reminds me of the Sun and I just love it!

I'll write some more when I get final pictures!  I am so glad that I worked and finished this piece!