She knits, of course! I had all but given up knitting, but spurred on by Shelley’s magnificent knitting, I took it back up again. And of course, Shelley and I have gotten together several times in the past few years, and each trip has included the prerequisite visit to THE YARN STORE.
This meant that I had quite a few skeins of beautiful yarn accumulated, and I always bought enough to knit a scarf or a shawlette–nice easy projects that don’t require a ton of thought.
Each time I finished one, I threw it in the quilting studio closet, anxious to start the next! fun! project!
And then the other day, Shelley asked me about some of them…Oh, I know, I said, I’ll block all of them today! so I can take pictures of them and do a blog post…
Oh my oh my. I’m here to tell you–do not do that to yourself. An entire day and thousands of pins later, I finally had 6 projects blocked. I swore to Shelley that I solemnly promised to block each future project as soon as I finished it!
Anyway, here are the six scarves and shawlettes. They are so much prettier when they are blocked, and now I have six nice presents waiting in the closet.
I think I found all of these patterns (with Shelley’s help) on Ravelry. This one is called Summer Flies.
The ruffly one–I can’t remember what its name is. It starts out with over 600 stitches on the needles, and then you gradually decrease and knit the center part, and then you start increasing again for the ruffle on the other side. And the coral/gold/green scarf is made of yarn I spun myself, and a pattern I made up myself.
This one is called Calais Shawl.
Close up of the pretty lace pattern.
This one is called Citron.
And this one is called Dangling Conversation. It is quite dangly–appropriately named!
You should be able to find the patterns by clicking on the link to each one. Some of them are even free patterns!
And now if you’ll excuse me, I have a new! fun! project! to get to work on!