Sunday, November 27, 2005

Blackberry Ridge Stole

Originally posted March 19, 2005.

I've just finished three of nine pattern repeats for a stole using the Evening in Eden Stole pattern by Lynda Gemmell of Cabin Fever. I'm using black fingering weight wool from Blackberry Ridge Woolen Mill on No. 8 (5.0 mm) needles.

The wool is maybe a bit prosaic for an "evening" stole—something with some glitter might have been better—but the wool will be warm.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Memorial Blankets

Five blankets have been assembled from the squares sent in as a tribute to Kerstin's brother-in-law. They are quite striking.

I recently ordered (another) book from Schoolhouse Press, Knitting with a Smile: A Knitting Sketchbook (scroll down), by Inger Fredholm. The last chapter has pictures of 2,000 afghans made out of knitted squares for a refugee camp. School children in Sweden knitted the squares in the late 1980s.