Friday, May 2, 2008

Elizabeth's May Gift List


1. Gift Item: Handbag or Purse

Recipient: Chantelle (brother's fiancée)
Occasion: Christmas
Deadline: December 25, 2008
Other info: I don't have the yarn yet so it's not likely I'll start it this month.

2. Gift Item: Voyager Lace Stole in JaggerSpun Zephyr Wool-Silk (pattern) (ravelry) by Shui Kuen Kozinski and Benne Ferrel
Recipient: Rin
Occasion: Birthday
Deadline: June 7, 2008
Other info: I've purchased the yarn and chosen a pattern. Here's the yarn:

3. Gift Item: Q2 Challenge! Striped Chevron Afghan by Spinrite
Pattern: no longer available online (ravelry link)
Source: Designs for America by Solutia
Recipient: my parents
Occasion: Christmas
Deadline: December 25, 2008

Other info: I was actually having trouble trying to decide what to do for my fifth project for this month. Even if it doesn't get started, I at least wanted to have five things in mind. Well, the Q2 challenge has pretty much solved that dilemma! I picked up the yarn on the 19th (and my oh my was there a lot of it) and it's sitting there starting at me all intimidating like. I had help picking out the colours, now I just have to figure out how they're all going to fit together.

Here is the yarn I chose with some help from my friends.

And here is my plan for the stripes. I haven't decided if I'm going to do it in strips and sew them together, or if I'm going to attempt it intarsia-style. The numbers at the top are referring to how many balls of yarn for each stripe section.

I finished the first strip! It's 6.5" wide and 72" long. Wow.

Also, I started the second strip which is being knit in two pieces, and sew together (mattress stitch) afterwards. Currently, 6.5" wide by 20" long. I'm hoping to finish this strip in the next couple days and start sewing things together! I think the progress of having at least part of it assembled will help motivate me to finish.


Marce (BrownBerry) said...

It's so interesting that the backdrop in one of the photos has some of these same colors in it, which makes it even more obvious that they are a good match for each other! :)

vegasangelbrat said...

wow those colors really look sharpe together! Looking good so far!