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I’m Winging It!

September 13, 2007

I haven’t been blogging much lately. Between updating my new website – Tabitha’s Heart & Hands, getting back into the swing of regular school work with the kids, writing Bible class lessons, and trying to get a little knitting done, I haven’t had much time for blogging.

So here is a photo essay on what I have been up to lately.


I made it to the infamous and much maligned wing on my Swan Lake (aka Mystery Stole 3). I really love this design. I think the wing is pure knitting design genius. It has been a good challenge for my knitting skills.

And I cannot believe that I have gotten this far and knitted something so beautiful. I hope to finish it in time for fall weather. I did see one wing variation that I like even better where the cat’s paw section is kind of morphed into the wing pattern that I might do when I go back to the white one. I really enjoyed the KAL experience with this stole.


I dyed some yarn. Here it is drying.


Here it is after it is dried. This skein went to Anita who won my blog contest. I call this color Blue Skies. The base yarn is Knit Picks Bare.


This skein I call Fried Eggs. I can’t wait to knit it to see how the colors are going to pattern. This one is Knit Picks Bare Superwash as the base yarn.


I am not happy with the color of this skein. I am planning to overdye it as soon as I decide what color to add to it. Also Knit Picks Bare.


I am continuing my Christmas knitting with these two Irish Hiking Scarves.

And a Ravenclaw house scarf.


I wound yarn and swatched for Dublin Bay socks. This is the sock for the Quarterly Sockalong for the FirstTimeSocknittersKAL group. We are having fun so far. Annette has already completed a pair and has a huge hunk of another one done. She is one crazy fast knitter. Or maybe she spends more time knitting than blogging -hmmm. I am knitting mine in Knit Picks Memories Redwood Forest colorway. The colors are very fall and the merino wool is very soft.


The Quill Lace socks are rounding the heel and heading into the home stretch. The Panda Cotton is getting splitty as I get closer to the end of the skein which is causing some problems with the wraps on the short row heel. I am trying a different short row heel on this pair. Will let you know how it turns out.


Had to do some frogging and reknitting of the Indigo Ripples skirt because I found a mistake in the chart I had written for the pattern. Uggh. It does look much better now.


I am really moving on the Summer Shawlette. Although since mine is Peruvian Wool it may be more appropriate for fall and winter.

I really love this pattern. And the shoulder shaping is very nice – just like the pattern said.

I put it on longer needles so you can see it much better now.

If you haven’t visited my new website, I invite you to do so. I currently have 2 contests running. You could win a copy of the book Dinosaurs Unleashed or a copy of The Daily NKJV Bible and several other goodies.

One final piece of business. To answer a question from Grammie Pammie in my comments – here is the link to the Pomatomus pattern. If for some reason the link doesn’t work, you can find it at knitty.com and cookiea.com. I would have emailed you directly but you didn’t leave an email address on the comments and I couldn’t remember which of my groups you were in.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. N. Maria permalink
    September 13, 2007 7:37 pm

    Your MS3 is looking good!!
    Just look at all your projects. My gosh, you are the busiest knitter I know….besides myself.
    Great job!

  2. N. Maria permalink
    September 13, 2007 7:37 pm

    Your MS3 is looking good!!
    Just look at all your projects. My gosh, you are the busiest knitter I know….besides myself.
    Great job!

  3. Anita permalink
    September 13, 2007 10:37 pm

    I love the projects you have been working on and love the yarn you dyed. Can’t wait to get the Blue Skies. It is gorgeous. I think it will be pefect for the Secret Stole project. And your MS3. I wish mine was as far along as yours. It is beautiful. I hope to have mine done in the next month or so. You have been so busy and the projects are beautiful. The fried egs – is going to be awesome

  4. Anita permalink
    September 13, 2007 10:37 pm

    I love the projects you have been working on and love the yarn you dyed. Can’t wait to get the Blue Skies. It is gorgeous. I think it will be pefect for the Secret Stole project. And your MS3. I wish mine was as far along as yours. It is beautiful. I hope to have mine done in the next month or so. You have been so busy and the projects are beautiful. The fried egs – is going to be awesome

  5. Dominique permalink
    September 16, 2007 12:07 pm

    Great job on the MS3. I like it better in darker colors really. About the overdying – I had good results with the dark cherry color (maybe with a bit of pink shining through ?)

  6. Dominique permalink
    September 16, 2007 12:07 pm

    Great job on the MS3. I like it better in darker colors really. About the overdying – I had good results with the dark cherry color (maybe with a bit of pink shining through ?)

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