Outlander inspired patterns

  • Posted on October 10, 2014 at 9:16 am

I’ve got several ideas floating around that I’m trying to design, inspired by the Outlander tv show on Starz.   I’ve got two shawls in the works – one is a basic bulky weight shawl.  I’m making it in a bulky wool/acrylic blend, but it is inspired by this particular picture:
Outlander shawl

The next shawl I’m working on came from a background character, but I really love the design. For this one, I’m using a 3ply yarn I recycled from an old wool sweater. So far it’s going well.  I hope to have these patterns up soon!

Outlander ruffled shawl

Latest knitting

  • Posted on February 23, 2014 at 6:42 pm

I need to get some pictures, but I’m currently working on a few projects. I need to hurry up and finish a Dahlia sweater for a friend – I just have the sleeves to finish. I’m doing a test knit with some handspun that I’m adoring.  I’m also working on Trousseau from Twist collective in an amazing gradient cotton.  I’ve got some other ideas floating around in my head that I need to get down on paper. One is inspired by the main big window at the new Center for Arts at Virginia Tech.   I have four patterns I need to get up for sale on Ravelry– two scarves, one round small shawl and one larger stole.
center for arts

Long time no post… again

  • Posted on March 3, 2013 at 11:54 pm

If this is going to be a blog, guess I better start using it.   Let’s see…  last year we bought an old house that we have been working on way too often.  It’s gorgeous, but things keep popping up.  Putting in insulation when you barely have a hole big enough to crawl through is a challenge.

Work is… work.  Technical support is a challenge even on the best of days.

School is coming along.  I’m more than halfway at least.  Currently taking a course on the History of the Holocaust which is interesting and disturbing at the same time.  I’ve been invited to several honors societies but had to turn them down due to the cost involved.  Keep getting dean’s list, so I must be doing something right.   I submitted an abstract a few days ago to try to get published in the school’s history journal- we’ll see how that goes!

On the knitting front- I learned I have several sweaters worth of yarn, which is insane.  Worsted weight in green and another in teal.  DK weight in purple. I’ve got my current sportweight WIP in grey and an equivalent amount in purple.  I also have another worsted WIP in pink– and those are the ones I can think of right now.  Guess I need to get sweater-knitting this year.  Got some gorgeous yarn from Unplanned Peacock in fingering and laceweight for a sister design.  Same colors and theme- fingering weight is going to be a scarf and laceweight will be a stole.   Oh yea!  I have yarn for two laceweight sweaters too!  That’s eight and counting.  Wow.   Again- need to be sweaterknitting for a long while.  Also have socks and another shawl in the design process as well as a fair isle hat and scarf set.  Have an idea bouncing around my head for a cable/lace scarf in bulky-ish/heavy worsted.

My wishlist of projects is really long and I desperately need to organize my stash.   My list of history books I want to read is longer and it’s really hard to read and knit when several of the books I want only come in paperback.  Only hardcovers or e-books are knitting-friendly.

Enough update tonight- really need to post more often!!