Friday, April 25, 2008
I'm calling them Anne's because Anne thought diamonds were purple.
The yarn: Bare by KnitPicks, dyed by Celena, received in a swap. Most excellent dye job, Celena!
The original pattern: Diamante by Deb Barnhill via Knitty.
Modifications: Used a figure-8 cast on. Did yarn-overs instead of make1s for a lacier look. I like that they are just a little lacy. I also knit them with 5 dpns instead of two circulars. I can see where 2 circs would be easier for this pattern, but it worked out.
So, I think I'm the last one to finish. Anyone else out there want to 'fess up? :)
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Marilla's Amethyst Shawl
I just loved the way it captured a memory from the book that we all remember and love and I just think that Marilla would have absolutely treasured it. Congratulations to all our winners - if you've won a prize but have not received it yet everything is going in the mail by this Friday I swear. Its been a very very busy month!
Thank you everyone for participating I had a lovely time!
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Its been a while since I posted even though I have been working on finishing up that shawl for Marilla (I mean my pal Leslie). As I read the first book, and watched the movie twice over, it ocurred to me that the perfect project for this KAL would be a shawl. I could not get out my head that scene where Marilla and Anne argue over Marilla's Amethyst broach and Anne admits taking the pin just so that she could go the rehearsal for the class Poem . Of course, Marilla finds the pin a few days later... as you all know and then feels horrible about having punished the girl and not believing in her!
As I was looking at my stash I came across this luscious Sundara Aran Silky Merino yarn in the Peonies over Grey Violet exclusive color... and I had an Aha! Moment! Marilla's Amethyst Shawl! What could be better?
So here it is in all ist Glory! Marilla's Ametyst Shawl. I truly believe this could have been her "Best Shawl":)
Pattern: Shetland Triangle from the book: Wrap Style
Yarn: Sundara Aran Silky Merino in Peonies over Grey Violet - 2 SSkeins
Needles: Jenkins Needles in size US 9 Circulars - Lace Needles
Cast on last year for the knit along. Frogged due to a couple of mistakes. Casted on again on 1/09/08 and completed 1/13/08.
If any one has any last minute projects that they want in the running for the grand prize, please blog about them a little on this site and show a picture. I'm going through everyones previous entries to see if any thing pops out at me. So please get those entries in. We have a great prize for the winner - we had a bunch of donations for it and I have to say I'm pretty envious of the winner. Good stuff! Can't wait to see what every one has been making. ~ Caitlin
Saturday, January 5, 2008
I'm reading Anne of the Island and loving every page...
Friday, January 4, 2008
O.k. well I'm a little late getting it out there but I'm putting together a new Kal. You can check it here - its for fans of all things Miss. Marple. We'll be reading three of Agatha Christie's Miss. Marple books and we'll also be doing a secret scarf exchange. If your interested please check out the site for more info.
Thanks ~ Caitlin
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Monday, December 31, 2007
That said, those two books have TONS of knitting and crochet references; much more than the previous 4 or 5 books. Lots of socks. Lots and lots of socks. Especiallly in Rilla, which is set during WWI.
So I cast on a new sock last night and those will be my AOGG project for January. But I'm not knitting a plain grey Army sock. I'm using the purple/blue yarn I got from Celena during the last Hand-Dyed Yarn Swap, and I'm thinking something lacy.
I have a cultural question, but I'll go home and check the books again first.
And when did Marilla die? Timewise, it should have been during Anne of Ingleside, but I don't remember reading about it this time, although I think I read it before when I read these books??? I don't think I have been reading abridged editions.
Friday, December 28, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
What a special prize! I was thrilled to receive a nostepinne in the mail last week for the drawing. Caitlin designed this and her husband made it. It is so beautiful! They have a link to their Etsy store at Crescent Knits. (I hope it is all right to list this!) Thanks so much for the wonderful prize!
I am still reading Anne of Windy Poplars, which is not an audiobook, so it is taking longer. I also don't like it quite as much as the others I've read. I have the next book downloaded from Librivox and am looking forward to reading it soon.
Monday, December 17, 2007
I've recently learned of a charity knitting project that may well fit into the "Anne" theme; a sweet lady at Junie Moon is heading up a group knitting bandages for leprosy patients in Africa & Vietnam, which will be sent off in late January.
My first thought was about the later books, when the Great War was looming large in the lives of everyone, the women would have banded together to make bandages & socks, weaving prayers & protection into every stitch.
Whether for the knitalong or just to give back, drop by & consider joining in.