Friday, July 18, 2014

Weekend Knitting


Hi, Knitters,

I am excited to announce that I am teaching at Vogue Knitting Live in Chicago on Sunday, Oct. 26th, 2014. I am only going to be there that one day, not for the whole weekend. I am teaching a morning and an afternoon class and I am doing a one-hour lecture at noon! I hope to see you in my classes or lecture or all three! 


As we head into this busy family-filled weekend I have a couple of fun projects to work on. I am winding up three hanks of Quince & Co. Finch in the Winesap colorway to begin working on Paula Emons-Fuessle's beautiful shawl pattern called Gill's Rock. I'm going to use US size 6, 32-inch circulars to knit the shawl. This should be a good fit. I am anxious to get going.

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Let me know if you are knitting any of Paula's shawls this summer. I have heard that many of you are and that's so much fun. Paula's patterns are so crystal clear, it makes for very relaxing and enjoyable knitting. 

The Gill's Rock pattern calls for two skeins of Finch, which is a fingering weight, but I have three skeins sitting in my stash. I think I will make it bigger or maybe add a slight ruffle or something to use up the yarn. The Winesap colorway is the most beautiful shade of red I have seen. It is near perfection with just the right amount of brightness and depth. I love the color red so much, especially when it is just right.


I have finished one of my sister's birthday socks. She has tiny and narrow feet, US women's size 5. I started the cuff with 60 stitches and then continued decreasing on the gusset to 56 stitches for the foot. I want her to try the finished sock on before I get started on the second sock. I have my fingers crossed that it will fit. 

The yarn is Madtosh Sock and I think it is incredibly beautiful. I really love it and it is kind of a nice break from all of the stripy and patterned socks I have been knitting lately. The first sock seemed to fly off my needles so quickly and easily. I believe this is the Baltic colorway but I can't find the tag. I purchased this skein at Knitty City in NYC on a book tour when my sister was with me a few years ago so that makes it extra good!

The project bag is from LoveSockWool and it is a good one. Click here for LoveSockWool on Etsy! 

Have a super weekend. What are you going to knit this weekend? Make it something fun!
best, susie

15 comments:

Jennifer Rozens said...

This color is beautiful. It looks much brighter than on the Quince and Co. site. I'm searching your blog for a sweater pattern you wrote about earlier ........

christine m. said...

I adore Quince & Co. And I think the model on the pattern in the photo is one of their most beautiful! Enjoy your weekend. :)

AnnM said...

Hey Susan! I'm knitting my second pair of HIMMS using Rowan Fine Arts. Also the Guernsey Wrap by Jared Flood with Cascade 220 Heather. It's a great pattern! Enjoy your family this weekend!

Carol Herman said...

The Winesap colorway is stunning and will look great on you, Susan. Love the calm blue of the socks, too. Have a great weekend knitting!

Sylvie said...

Baltic is much darker and bluer. I your Tosh Sock might be Mineral.

Dorothy said...

I have some Wineap and it's beautiful. Your shawl will be lovely. I'm about to start Piper's Journey shortly and think Sister Bay is very tempting . You're so correct about the beneifts of a clearly written pattern; I'm plodding through one that isn't well written right now and it makes a huge difference.
I'm sure your sister will love those gorgeous socks!

Kepanie said...

The sock yarn color way rocks. Madtosh yarn has a great tight twist. I'm using it for that Afternoon shawl. I will check out Paula's shawls to see if she has crescent ones. I'm only into that shape.

Judy said...

Love that Winesap!
I'm knitting Paula's Magic Cake Ruffle Shawl AND the Tan House Brook Shawl by Boston Jenn. I love them both!
Happy Weekend!

pens and needles said...

Love that winesap color -- it reminds me of the beautiful orchards in Door County I made Gill's Rock last summer in Finch in the River colorway -- absolutely loved it. Gave it away. Need to make another! Love shawls better than anything except baby hats!

Holly said...

Have a great weekend.

Judy said...

The Winesap colorway is really nice! I need to look up that shawl pattern!! I am now deeply involved with Paula's Magic Cake Ruffle Shawl plus Boston Jenn's Tan Yard Brook Shawl, plus some of the Hundertwasser socks - thank you for the enabling on all of these! LOL
Have a great weekend.

xxoo

Dianne said...

I have a pair of neon (Schachenmayere Regia - Fluormania Color) footies on my needles that I started on vacation in Idaho last month. I'm hoping to pick it up this weekend. Although....LOL...I should say I have a footie on my needles!

Kristebee said...

You're just buzzing through those Paula patterns. I have some fiber that I want to spin with hyla brook in mind and possible some for the magic cake..... Have a great weekend... Hugs

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Liz said...

I have yet to try Quince&Company yarn! I've heard so many good things about it. Also, love the color of your sock yarn!