Thursday, October 28, 2021

Aqua Crescent Shawl

 And now for something new and different, at least for me. A crescent shaped shawl with diagonal sweeps of color, including lacy sections. I used lighter weight merino wools, like Silky Merino, Rastita and Cashmerino, along with some of my hand dyed merinos. It was supreme luxury to knit. If you aren't a knitter, it may be hard to understand the feeling of deliciously soft yarns runny through your fingers as you knit. It is a sensation that is like petting a fluffy kitten.

This assymetrical shawl measures 60" long and is 20 deep at the center, which in this case is not actually centered. Available for $60 plus shipping. fibermania at g mail dot com...SOLD

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Eyelet Scarf #2

 Eyelet Scarf #2,  Toconao by Araucania, 100% merino, Plymouth Gina, 100% wool. 80"x14". Available for $60 plus shipping. SOLD

 You know I make stuff for sale because I love to knit and want to share the finished pieces. I particularly love this long scrumptious design, which begins with only a few stitches and grows to the widest section and then decreases back to the tiny ends again. So versatile, stylish and cuddly.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Sideways Shawl #7

As previously mentioned, I am trying to learn a new photo editing program, to make my instagram posts more informative.
I think I am getting there! But it is so much easier to post the picures here on Blogger, and make them bigger too.
 This is the cowl lying out flat, top on the right, point on the left. and here it is from the back. I think the inside is just as pretty as the outside.
This was not knit as a commission so it is available  for $45 + shipping.  Email me at fibermania at gmail dot com. SOLD

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Alpaca/Donegal Shawl

Well, I am really getting fancy here, making a collage of two pictures of the same shawl. This is done with some intellectual effort on my part, being unqualified to navigate a new photo program. But none the less, as you can see. I managed. 

This is a long rectangular shawl, about 54" in length and about 15" wide in stockinette with a seed stitch border. I think it could work as a unisex garment. 
Very soft against the skin and as mentioned in the title, made from Suri Alpaca and 10% Donegal, which provides the flecks of contrasting color.
Available for you, for $45 plus postage. Email me at fibermania at gmail dot com.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Dots and Dashes Cowl #18

Dots and Dashes Cowl #18, made by request for Jea.  Yarns employed: Casablanca, Chroma, Rastita, Madeline Tosh DK Twist, and my hand dyed merino dk. 

Monday, October 11, 2021

Dots and Dashes Cowl #17

This version of my fave cowl is made from a single yarn for the base and various merinos for the dots and dashes. Knit Picks Chroma is the pastel graduated yarn and is a soft wool and nylon blend. Available for $45 plus shipping. Email me at fibermania at g mail dot com  SOLD

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Sideways Cowl #6


Sideways Cowl #6, by request from Patsy T.  Main yarn is Noro Taiyo and the contrast yarns are all various merino wools. 

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

My friend Patsy

I may have mentioned that I have a lot of yarn, more than I could ever hope to use. I have given away (to my previous church) huge bags of great yarns, helping to fill that yarn room to the ceiling. The charity items knit by the Knitwits are made from machine washable acrylics. Most of the finer yarns are then used by my dear BFF Patsy, who recognizes a good yarn when she squeezes it. So let's cut out the middle man and just hand over the yarn directly to Patsy. Actually, I let her choose which yarn she wants and she makes it into beautiful things. Now we are both making more items than we can use, so here comes the pitch. 
This gorgeous shawl, knit by Patsy, out of my stash, is now finished, blocked and displayed on the woman-ekin (Patsy's name for my mannekin). It is made from luxurious 70% silk/30% merino yarns, and the red part is hand dyed. I made the donut to hold it together (totally removeable). This would make a wonderful gift for someone you love, even YOU. Available for $45 plus shipping, which is probably around $5. Email me at fibermania at g mail dot com.  SOLD

Monday, October 4, 2021

Sideways Cowl #5

Sideways Cowl #5
per request from Cathy B.
Made from Noro Taiyo 
and various merinos for contrast. 
Taiyo is 40% cotton, 30% silk, 15% wool, and 15% nylon.

I loved knitting this cowl and taking orders from my readers. Yay!