Monday, June 22, 2009

Updates Updates, and updates....

Alot has happened since my last entry. Here are the highlights:

1. Graduation. It was a blast. I can hardly believe it came and went so fast. Wasn't it just yesterday we were driving the baby home from the hospital?

2. Registration and Orientation.Everything is ready to move into the dorms and start studying hard (or was that hardly studying?). Wasn't it just yesterday we were diriving the baby home from the hospital????


and finally.....

3. I am two swatches away from becoming the next Master Knitter in the TKGA. I've got to re knit swatches 10 and 11. Traveling Twisted stitchs and Entrelac. Thank goodness they accepted my charts and patterns. The paperwork was daunting.
Everything else was accepted.

See you all in a week......

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I think I've lost my mind..

I am now entering week 7 in my wait to receive my Level 3 from the committee. I pulled out levels 1 & 2, re-photographed some of them and pulled up some old photos and came up with this:

Thursday, June 4, 2009

De Rigueur

I needed something to wear over my sleevless dress for graduation. Here it is and the pattern as well...

De Rigueur (Summer Shawl)

Download a PDF of De Rigueur.

Level of Experience: Beginner

Finished Measurements: 18” high x 5’ long

Valley Yarns Goshen (92 yds/ 84 m; 50 grams/1.76 ounces; 48% Peruvian Cotton, 46% Modal (rayon), 6% Silk) 3 balls.

Suggested Needles:
One 40” circular needle size US15/ 10 mm or size needed to obtain correct gauge. To save time, take time to check gauge.
Note: While gauge is not critical to this pattern, it is necessary to get the correct fabric quality to ensure proper drape of the finished shawl.

Gauge: 10 sts and 16 rows = 4”/10 cm.

Special Abbreviations:
K2tog: Knit two stitches together
Yo: yarn over
Kbf: Knit through the back then front of the next st.
Kfb: Knit through the front then back of the next st.

Loosly cast on 50 sts.
Set up row (RS): K2tog, *yo, k2tog, repeat from * to end of row. (49 sts).
Row 1 and all WS rows: K1, purl to last st, k1.
Row 2 and all RS rows: K1, kbf, yo, knit to last two stitches, kfb, yo, k1.

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until almost all yarn is used up or desired size is reached, ending with a WS row. Loosely cast of all sts.

**If a larger shawl is desired, use more yarn and continue in pattern to desired length.