Friday, July 13, 2012

FO Friday: Abalone Cowl

One of my favorite groups on Ravelry, the Karma Yarn Swap group, is having a fun KAL this month encouraging people to knit with their handspun yarn. I worked up this cowl in one day from the pattern Askance Cowl by Shelby Dyas. The yarn was a perfect match for the pattern: a mix of 80% merino and 20% tussah silk that I two-plied to a DK weight. Here are my before and after pictures:

...and after!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Thursday Hexipuff Update - Milestones!

It is my goal to update the blog with a running total of my Hexipuff count each Thursday. I'm aiming to complete my Beekeeper's Quilt (a total of approximately 384 puffs) by the end of 2012.

I hit two major milestones in the past week, puff-wise. On Saturday, I hit the halfway point of 192 puffs, and last night I completed my 200th puff at knitting group! There has been much rejoicing on both accounts! I am still about 7 puffs behind pace, but I am closing the gap and I believe that I can get back on target soon. 

Today's Tally:
As of this posting, I have completed a total of 200 Hexipuffs! Only 184 more to go!

Puffy, delighted as always, is playing "King of the Mountain" today.