Monday, December 25, 2006

Well, it is Monday after all ...

Despite the fact that today is Christmas and most of you have other things on your plates taking precedence over knitting and yarn, it is still Monday and that means customer project photos!

First, I have this lovely sock by Lynne. The pattern is "Country Girl Socks" from
Heartstrings Fiber Arts Jackie E-S Sock Collections. Lynne used Fearless Fibers Superwash Merino Wool Sock Yarn in the Citrus colorway. The photo is not as true to the color as Lynne would have liked, but regardless of the accuracy of the color in the photo there's no question that the sock is just smashing! Great pattern and great knitting job by Lynne!

Next we have a lace scarf that Debbie recently completed. According to Debbie, she isn't an experienced lace knitter, but you'd never know it by looking at her work! This is the "Feather and Fan" scarf (also available in "shawl" version in the pattern) by Anne of
Knitspot. You can also visit Debbie's blog for lots of other knitting and yarn fun!

Debbie was kind enough to provide photos both pre-blocking and post-blocking, which is always a kick to see with lace. The transformation of lace knitting from it's unblocked to blocked state is nothing short of magical!

Here is Debbie's scarf before blocking.

She used Fearless Fibers
Sportweight Cashmere in the Midnight Rendezvous colorway for this scarf. As you'll see in this photo of the finished scarf after blocking, you don't have to use a traditional laceweight yarn to get fabulous results with lace knitting!

And finally, here's a closeup to show off that lovely lace detail. Kudos to Debbie for a terrific job!

Thank you again to all of you who have shared your photos and please do keep them coming! I've caught up with the backlog of photos now and am all clear for new ones this coming Monday.

Before I sign off for today, I want to wish all of you a wonderful, peaceful and joyous holiday!


anne said...

happy holidays deb and warmest wishes for the season1

MonicaPDX said...

Beautiful sock (and sympathies with the color thing to Lynne, that's always fun). Gorgeous scarf, and I'm with you, Deb - bless Debbie for before and after pix. Very nice to have knitting to see on Christmas morning; thank you! Hope everyone is having a great holiday!

Theresa said...

Thank you for the Monday Morning Fix! Great job ladies. I highly recommend Jackie E-S's patterns. Merry Christmas Deb!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful projects. They show off your yarn so well.

Happy holidays to you too.

MonicaPDX said...

PS - Thanks for the visit, Deb! I answered your comment on my blog, since LJ doesn't have mailback. (LOL - every time I do this, I keep seeing an infinite circle of back'n'forth commenting to say one's replied to a comment...hee.)

Anonymous said...

those are just beautiful! happy holidays!

sillyewe said...

Great colorways, Deb!! I am thrilled to have found you. I have you bookmarked now and will be anxiously awaiting the arrival of my yarn. ;0) Sharon L.