Knitting · Neckwear

Promenade Scarf

What a GREAT free pattern! I had no idea how I could use up just 1 skein of bulky, and this turned out perfect. Mine is Malabrigo Mecha in Piedras. Love the many colors in this colorway, but how it’s not overwhelming. The buttons were found at Joann’s and what a deal at $3.00. Come on cold weather! Fat chance in Florida.




Crochet · Shawls

Across The Pond

I tend to make the same things over, and over, and over….. Do you? I just get these favorites going and they’re like old friends – familiar and comforting.

The South Bay Shawlette by Lion Brand Yarn is exactly one of those for me.

This one is in Malabrigo Yarn Sock and is a gift from me to my aunt in Ireland for when she hosts us this summer. Unfortunately, ran out then ordered more and the colors were so different, decided to stop there and go ahead with the different dye lot to edge it with a substantial size border. I think it worked out well and looks like a planned design. 🙂

The edging is from the Lauren shawl.

shawl detail
back view
lace edge detail
Knitting · Neckwear

Pinch Me

Just some pinches of cables in a delicious worsted weight wool. Just 2 skeins of Malabrigo Yarn Rios (dreamy) and this was a great project for flying and waiting around in airports. I forgot how fast worsted weight projects can be!

Cabled scarf
Reversible cables
Knitting · Shawls

Finishing the Hugo Poncho

The Hugo Poncho is finished! This became a bit monotonous, as any large knit might. Thanks fully I was able to trek on since the yarn was so buttery soft and I just love this color so much. A feat of love. It’s a really great piece for my wardrobe. The winters aren’t much here so this may be plenty as a coat if we end up getting some cold weather. (fingers crossed)

One modification, I changed the pattern’s edge to a mock rib to match the turtleneck and I really like it this way.

Crochet · Gifting · Shawls

Creamy Dreamy Shawl

This pattern is the South Bay Shawlette by Lion Brand Yarn done up in Malabrigo Lace in Natural.

I love to make this shawl in this yarn, it’s my favorite… The pin was from Shawl Pin Heaven on Etsy. Perfect simple pin that won’t come undone.

A gift for nice people I chat with in India who I seem to have so much in common with. We exchanged gifts and I received beautiful fabrics, earrings and a marble elephant for luck!

SouthBay Shawlette
Southbay Shawlette
Back view


Fabrics and gifts
Knitting · Shawls

Fragile Sunshine

The Fragile Heart shawl pattern by Boo Knits was a nice knit. Picot bind off – who knew? Took a long time to do, but worth it (seems you always hear that about the picot bind off). I worked on this during lunch breaks in my car at work and it was relaxing. Malabrigo lace – well, do I even have to say anything about it?

side view
so many stitch markers!
a little each day
getting started