New Book!

June 17, 2010

I got an email today that read in part;

Dear Contributor:

Congratulations! Quayside Publishing’s new book 1000 Fabulous Knit Hats by Annie Modesitt in which your work appears has arrived at our warehouse.

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Meandering Vine Stole

May 17, 2010

Meandering Vine Stole, originally uploaded by mcelwainamy.

Finally finished! I would have liked it a bit longer but I was really tired of looking at it. My lovely boyfriend helped me block it and then helped me pick out my next lace project, Mary R. White’s delightful Covington Shawl. He has great taste!


Buttercup

May 8, 2010

Buttercup, originally uploaded by mcelwainamy.

I finished knitting this last week but never posted the pictures. It was quick, easy and fun to knit. The pattern is Buttercup by Heidi Kirrmaier and I knit it in Berroco Pure Pima. I absolutely love this yarn such a joy to knit with!


Lacy Surplice Top

April 19, 2010

Lacy Surplice Top, originally uploaded by mcelwainamy.

I just finished this Lacy Surplice Top from the Spring/Summer 2010 Vogue Knitting. Designed by Shirley Paden. I used Classic Elite Cotton Bamboo.


Not Nordique Swing

March 29, 2010


Not Nordique Swing, originally uploaded by mcelwainamy.

Nordique Swing,Veronik Avery, Vogue Knitting Spring 2010

I did a number of modifications to this. The most obvious; full length, tapered sleeves and added about 6” in length and made the shaping more gradual. No ribbing at the bottom edge, I did 5 rows of garter stitch instead.
(I also cast on for the 40 3/4 size and decreased to the 38” size.)
The major mod was to the neck, I decreased 8 stitches each side and changed the back neck as well, I knit up from the back neck stitches attaching it to the front extensions as I knit.

I used Frog Tree Sport, loved the yarn! I love my sweater!


Ann Norling Shell

March 16, 2010


Ann Norling Shell, originally uploaded by mcelwainamy.

This is a project for the store and not a personal one. But at least I finished something!


Yet Another Leaf Beret V.2-$4.50

February 7, 2010

I finished another beret, I had to work through the chart to make sure there were no more mistakes. The pattern has been uploaded and is now available.

Yet Another Leaf Beret V.2