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Motley Entrelac Buttonhole Shawl

I’ve spent this afternoon finishing my latest knitting project, the Motley entrelac buttonhole shawl.  I have yet to block it but wanted to take some pictures before I lost the late afternoon light. 

I found the pattern on Knitty and immediately fell in love how the color-changing yarn worked with the entrelac style and the superfluous buttonholes.  I used one colorway of Lion Brand Amazing yarn called “Arcadia”.  It’s full of teals and greens, plums and oranges - perfect for fall in Wisconsin.  A mix of wool and acrylic, this triangular shawl is super warm and should prove quite easy to care for.

The pattern was fantastic!  I’m a knitter of fickle disposition - too much repetition makes me bored, but too many changes in pattern disrupts my zen-like knitting groove.  This pattern was a PERFECT knit for me!  The pattern is quite simple enough to memorize, and once I got the crochet-hook buttonhole technique down, I was able to fly through this knit.  Repetitive enough to help find my zen, and the entrelac and buttonholes were able to hold my attention ‘til the end.  I highly recommend this pattern to anyone with a similar knitting personality.

Came home to find new wax on my doorstep.  Tonight I’m spending some quality time with Future Songs by Pat Jordache and my entrelac knitting project.

pleasedontsqueezetheshaman:

I want to knit one of these sweaters, but I’m afraid it will be to clingy.

 Heh.

pleasedontsqueezetheshaman:

I want to knit one of these sweaters, but I’m afraid it will be to clingy.

 Heh.

Fraggle Rock Dozers Knitting Song

This. Is. Awesome.

(via Craftzine)

Adapting To New Surroundings04.26.10Bay ViewSaturday afternoon I moved into my new apartment.  I’m officially a resident of Milwaukee in the neighborhood of Bay View.  And so happy to be here.Sprawled on my couch while streaming a Netflix film, I saw such a pretty vignette I couldn’t help but snap a picture.  There’s my icy cold Pabst sitting on the dishrag I knitted last night but cannot finish as I’ve yet to unpack my craft room and find my tapestry needle.  Check out my fierce Peavey bass amp in the background all cozy under the afghan my gramma crocheted for me.Yeah.  I think this will work.

Adapting To New Surroundings
04.26.10
Bay View

Saturday afternoon I moved into my new apartment.  I’m officially a resident of Milwaukee in the neighborhood of Bay View.  And so happy to be here.

Sprawled on my couch while streaming a Netflix film, I saw such a pretty vignette I couldn’t help but snap a picture.  There’s my icy cold Pabst sitting on the dishrag I knitted last night but cannot finish as I’ve yet to unpack my craft room and find my tapestry needle.  Check out my fierce Peavey bass amp in the background all cozy under the afghan my gramma crocheted for me.

Yeah.  I think this will work.

Knitted Ed, Shaun and Liz from Shaun Of The Dead.  I’m in awe.

Proudly showing off my latest knitting project - the Maze hat.  I finished knitting this fantastic mosaic-patterned hat for a friend who lives in FL.  The pattern calls for hemp yarn, but I had this green cotton in my stash and though it’d be best to use up what I have before I go out and buy more.  Not quite warm enough for Wisconsin winters, but thought he’d rock it quite well down south.  The pattern can be found on knitty.com.

Music + yarn = awesomely knitted goods.