November 01, 2009

All Done

The Baltic Sea Stole is done and ready to go. I don't know what impresses me more, the fact that it's even prettier than when I made it last time, or the fact that it looks good even in ivory.

Usually, my stoles in solid colors look drab, but not this stole.

The pictures were taken in the last rays of light (there was no sunshine today), but the picture sure does show off the pattern.

I'm glad it's done. I hope my friend Audra will love it and send me some pictures of it when it makes it's debut at her wedding in Costa Rica.

Baltic Sea Stole, by Faina Letoutchaia
Exquisite Yarn by Fiddlesticks Knitting, 50% merino, 50% mulberry silk (soft!)
Size: 26x72 (approximately), Needles: US #7

The next thing on my needles is Seascape which can be found at Knitty's website. It's completely charted and I'm a bad chart reader. You'd know that if you ever heard me talk about my math skills.

It was ripped back once, some of the rows have been done at least 2 times (sometimes 3 times!). The only thing that keeps me from ripping my hair out is that I love working with my new Signature Needles.

I'm making this with one of the 2 skeins of Exquisite in Wisteria by Fiddlesticks Knitting. I doubt it'll take more than that, but I'm not sure. The only advice I can offer is prepare to count a lot of boxes, and make sure you use a stitch marker in the middle of the chart.

Well, on and off rain today kept me from raking the leaves today. I can only pray that a strong wind comes along and takes all the leaves out of my yard. But the bad weather made it a good knitting day.
Enjoy your week!


  1. This stole is beautiful and a lovely wedding present! I would be interested to see it in action too. Guess that answers my question of your yard work. I hope we'll have more luck tomorrow. Have a nice week yourself!

  2. The shawl is breathtakingly beautiful!

  3. That is truly beautiful! As for charka spinning, the trick is to have faith that the twist is really running up the fiber. Most people don't believe it and they hold onto the fiber too long, causing a giant lump. Actually, don't hold onto the fiber at all--cup it like you would a butterfly. The high twist ratio can be difficult to get used to. Practice with something like merino first before moving to longer fibers. With something like silk, you'll be drawing an arm's length in about two seconds. Amazing!