Harvest Shetland Triangle

Happy Thanksgiving!
I thought I'd share my new Shetland Triangle, because it is such a lovely fall color.

Harvest Shetland Triangle

The Pattern: Shetland Triangle by Evelyn A. Clark Find the Pattern on Raverly
The Yarn: 1 skein of Brooks Farms Solo Silk in Sierra
Needle size: 6

Started: 11/6
Finished: 11/14

Harvest Shetland Triangle

I had to make another Shetland Triangle since I could keep the first one. The pattern is so easy and quick. And it looks great. I did 10 repeats of body chart and was left with less than a fistful of yarn.

Harvest Shetland Triangle

I really like the solo silk. It is shiny and soft. It was a gift from my swap partner (more info to come). The color is a wonderful orange with hints of pink. Perfect Thanksgiving day wear. Thanks Heatherdox!


Rani Satchel

Rani Satchel

The Pattern: Rani by Katherine Matthews Find the Pattern on Raverly
The Yarn: Knit Picks Palette in Berry Blast (this is my kool-aid dyed yarn)approx. 1/4 of a skein
Needle size: 0

Started: 9/11
Finished: 9/27

Rani by Katherine MatthewsPattern & images © 2009 Katherine Matthews of Purl Diving. Contact Katherine

When I saw this pattern on the Knitty website I fell in love with the pictures. The colors and bead work are really beautiful. I'm not really a wristband wear'in girl, but I just had to knit this pattern.

So I decided to turn this into a bag. Red makes me think of fall leaves and I had extra yarn and beads from the entomology I'm working on. So I thought this would be a perfect peice to make for my fall swap partner.

Rani Satchel

I knit the pattern exactly as directed, using a crocheted provisional cast on. Once I'd joined both edges I had one wristband.

Rani Satchel

I chose one of the openings to be the bottom. Then using 4 dpns I picked up a stitch in every other row. I think it was 56 stitches in all, 14 per dpn. Knit one row. On the next row knit 12 sts then k2tog, you should have 13sts on each dpn now. Repeat these two rows about 7 more times (16 rows in all). Break the yarn and thread through the remaining sts, pulling the opening closed. Weave in ends.

Rani Satchel

The finishing touch is a ribbon threaded through the top part of the bag. The finished size was big enough to hold a candle that was 2 3/4" in diameter.

Overall I'm pleased. If I make this pattern again I'm going to use a contrasting bead color like in the designer's pictures.


There is always Christmas

I know, I know.
I already have a set of interchangeables.
They work great.
There are nine sizes of needle tips.
I definitely don't need anymore needles.

They came with four cables in two different sizes.
They came with a case.
They were cheap.
Definitely don't need any other needles.

But Christmas IS coming.
Christmas gifts are all about what you want.

And I WANT these:

for knitsandbricks

WEBS interchangeable needle set.

Basic features:
  • 9 sets of hard bamboo needle tips
  • 12 cables in 3 different lengths (16", 24", & 32") and two different diameters (thick and thin)
  • 2 adaptors (thick and thin) that can be used to connect the cables for lengths up to 64"
  • 4 knobs/end caps in case you want to use the same needle size for another project
  • Needle gauge with cutter
  • And one really delicious looking silk needle case

The advantages over my current set of KP interchangables are:
  • A really pretty silk case
  • cables that you can connect to each other, yeAH!
  • Bamboo needle tips. I don't like the multicolored KP harmony tips, I'm a plain old boring bamboo girl.
  • The pretty silk case
  • The sizes are printed on the needle tips. I continually get confused with my unlabeled nickel plated KP tips

The disadvantages:
  • Tips aren't as pointy
  • more expensive

Ok so clearly the case is a major reason why I like this set. Just wave something pretty in my face and I'll snatch it up. But seriously, the set has some great features.

I haven't been able to find a review from an official source yet, but there are a couple positive customer reviews on the product page. And the ladies from the All things WEBS group on ravelry have said good things about this set.

Find this set at WEBS
You can also read more at WEBS blog


The Harvest of Zen Swap: the teaser

I just finished up the fall swap with my yoga swap group.

This swap was a bit different. We did a round robin this time, so instead of having one partner we had two. One that would send us a package and one that we would send a package to. We also sent two packages this time. One smaller, teaser package at the end of September and then a larger package at the end of October.

I sent knitsandbricks this for her teaser package:

for knitsandbricks

The journal and red bag are handmade. The basket represents 'Harvest' and the red bag holds a candle representing 'Zen'

Brown Diamond Journal

I really like how the journal turned out. The brown diamond fabric worked well and the red end papers add an element of surprise.

This is what I got from heatherdox:

from heatherdox

A really great project bag, measuring tape, and leather organizer things. I love the birds printed on the project bag.



Nov Mums Calendar

Here is the November calendar. The colors this month make me think of fall and Thanksgiving.

Created with Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign

Click here to download the half page size .
Or click here to download the quarter page size .

Check back the first of every month for the new calendar.