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Fair Isle, of course!

Fair Isle, of course!

I'm probably best known for a lot of my obsessive Fair Isle knitting in the past - here is a snippet of the latest project, the Mardi Gras cardigan from The Scottish Collection. It got too warm to continue during the summer months, but I feel a cold snap approaching.


Swallowtailshawlatthebeach

Swallowtailshawlatthebeach

this is the beginning of the swallowtail shawl, done in HandMaiden's 4-ply cashmere, in a phenomenal colorway called either "Ocean" or "Nova Scotia". I thought this was totally appropriate for the best week of the summer.


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Curve_of_pursuit_082106_002

boosted by the Log Cabin craze, I decided to go a bit further and try the "Curve of Pursuit" in three colors of Socks That Rock Heavyweight yarn. It's growing!


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Greens_are_good_for_you_082206_001

just a little "salad" of what's going on in my kitchen: clockwise from the curve of pursuit are STR heavyweight in Limestone, Hand Maiden Sea Silk in Moss, and some icy and leafy and excrutiatingly thin cashmere laceweight from School Products here in Manhattan. It's in the process of becoming Eugen Buegler's Frost Flowers and Leaves Shawl from Gathering of Lace. once it's safe enough to release it from its needles, i.e. finito, I'll take a snap or two.


Seasilk_diamond_fantasy_beginning_090206

Seasilk_diamond_fantasy_beginning_090206