Knitting Update, Part 2

Flower Basket Shawl #2

After finishing the baby blanket, gift knitting continued with the second Flower Basket Shawl in a series of three (if you recall). This FBS is destined for my mother, who just informed me that it arrived safe and sound.

Finished FBS2

The yarn (Cherry Tree Hill Cascade) was really lovely with this pattern, but then again, what lace pattern wouldn’t benefit from being knit with hand-dyed reeled silk? 😉 Seriously, though, the yarn was soft and shiny, and blocked out beautifully, and there was enough left over from that one hank that I could almost make another FBS from it (though I might play it safe and make a skinny lace scarf instead).

FBS 2 edge detailing

I have gotten a start on the third FBS, which needs to be finished in January. It is in a lovely deep shade of Cherry Tree Hill Glitter Alpaca, and coming right along.

Floofy Scarves

Finally, here are a few floofy novelty scarves I’ve made recently. The first is the birthday scarf I made for myself from Trendsetter Jupiter, back in October.

Jupiter scarf

Most recently, I knit two basic fuzzy scarves from Trendsetter Aura Print, both gifts made for my mother to distribute. They were each made with 1 skein of the yarn, and 23 sts on #10.5 needles in garter.

Aura scarves

I do have one other completed project since my last knitting update, but since it is a sort of Christmassy surprise, I will wait another day or two to post about it. 🙂

I’m outta here… off to PDX!







One response to “Knitting Update, Part 2”

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    Kathy Selchert

    Hi Julie – Just wanted to let you know I love the scarf you made at the request of your Mom. Receiving the scarf, handcrafted by you is such a special gift. I will enjoy wearing it throughout the Winter months. Hope you had a wonderful CHristmas. Wishing you all the best in 2005. You do beautiful work.

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