Archive for the 'Candleflame Shawl' Category

4th of July Weekend

Tuesday, July 6th, 2004

I spent the weekend up in Kerrville with my mom, my stepfather, my sister and her two boys. She’s got a five- and a three-year old, and either one is a handful on their own. Together they are a force to be feared. If only my sister would let me use the cattle prod… I […]

Almost . . . there . . .

Thursday, July 1st, 2004

Sweet merciful mother of muppets, is it done yet? Almost. I think it’s pretty much shawl sized now. I may add one more set of repeats on each side, then I’m going to wash it in some Eucalan that Caroline gave me, block that sucker out and give it to grandma on the 4th of […]

A Starbuck’s Evening

Thursday, June 24th, 2004

Last night as the sun was going down, I stuffed the Fertility Candle Flame Shawl into my my map bag along with my iPod and jumped on my bike. I rolled down to the local Starbuck’s and bought a large Earl Grey with room for milk, then sat down to do a few rows and […]

Learning more names

Thursday, June 10th, 2004

I was perusing the Vogue Knitting Book the other night looking for examples of non-rectangular graphs when I ran across a handy term: “symbolcraft”. Vogue uses that word to refer to what seems to be the most popular method of drawing knitting graphs (a method which I have not yet implemented in the cable grapher). […]

Welcome, yet unlooked for

Sunday, June 6th, 2004

I was knitting at the Yarn Barn this morning, working on the fertility candleflame shawl. I brought along the sack with the second hank of yarn in it because the ball I’m working off of was getting thin. When I was pretty close to exhausting it, I put the hank on a swift and wound […]

Candleflame musings

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2004

Yes, I am still working on the Candle Flame shawl for grandma. Yes, I know Mothers’ Day has come and gone. Hopefully she will still appreciate it. I want to try and elucidate an idea that I’ve had about the candle flame pattern. The shawl is constructed by casting on one stitch, then doing a […]

Well crap.

Friday, May 7th, 2004

Halfway to Hunt today, I suddenly realized that I left my second skein of mohair at home. Dammit!!! This means that grandmother is going to get a preview of the fertility shawl on Sunday. I’ll have to finish it when I get home. On the plus side, this means I’ve got more time to finish […]

I’m getting worried

Thursday, May 6th, 2004

I have used almost half of the yarn I’ve got for this project already. This is not looking like it’s going to be a full-sized shawl to me. Fiddlesticks. I’ll keep at it though. Is it just me, or does the curling of the needles in that picture make the whole thing very reminiscent of […]

This is gonna hurt

Wednesday, May 5th, 2004

I’m making progress on the candle flame shawl. It’s looking pretty good, if I do say so myself. But there are two burning questions: do I have enough yarn to finish it, and do I have enough time to finish it? It’s going to be tough, particularly if I want to have enough time to […]

Err, whoops

Monday, May 3rd, 2004

I cranked away on Saturday on the candleflame shawl and I’m very happy with the progress I made. Unfortunately, I was using a row counter (one of the knitting abaci left over from the Aran) and I screwed up the pattern at the point where I had the counter on the needle. The result was […]