FO: Guernsey Wrap


It’s a good thing we’ve had some crazy random spring snow in these parts, because a few weeks ago I finished my Guernsey Wrap. I love this project…the making of it, the pattern, the yarn, the finished product…and I may have to wrap myself in it all summer long – even if I’m a hot sweaty mess. I especially enjoyed working with the Brooklyn Tweed yarn, which was a first for me, and I love how such an amazing pattern can emerge from simply switching between two simple stitches…knits and purls.


The Rock Island Saga Comes to an End

The Rock Island Shawl is off my needles, can you believe it!?! I received the supplies to do the blocking (thank you Joni), and hope to tackle that, snap some photos and wear it proudly this next week.

What a production!

And yet, once I got it sorted out it wasn’t to bad.

My Rock Island was like child birth…a 9 month production that at times was painful and tiring, but yielded something quite gorgeous that I am sure will bring me joy. And much like having children, I can imagine a day when the “pain” will recede from memory, and the idea of doing it all over again may sound like an appealing idea. Perhaps one day I will tackle the second colorway I ambitiously purchased when I first decided to tackle the project.

And…as my friend Katie said when learning of my Rock Island’s finished status…It is time to block it and rock it!


A long time coming

It was a hot mess getting to this point…not sure why I struggled so much at the start of the rock island chart – but somewhere along the way knitting rows 1-4 over and over and over again (thankful for the lifeline at the start of the section) – I saw the light, the pattern became clear and I figured it out.

I am beyond thrilled to be done with the chart and happily moving onto all the garter that comes next. I may just finish this project after all! The fact that I put a moratorium on starting anything new for myself is helping.

And here it is – my WIP rock island shawl with a finished rock island section!


On the needles

It took a back seat while I finished the Alberta, but I am making progress on motif 6, a smocked tassel stitch.


In the meantime, I also cast on the rock island. Wow…I’m only a few repeats in on the edge with many, many, many more to go. I’m keeping the end picture in mind…I want to wear that gorgeous shawl and I will make it through all that lace!



I can’t avoid it any longer…the time for steeks is upon me. The Alberta Vest is off my needles, patiently waiting for me to take the next intimidating step. Before putting a pair of scissors to all my hard work, I figured it would be a good idea to give it a go on a test patch…enter bright scrap yarn, and the iPad with the See Eunny Knit steeking chronicles at the ready. I tired the crocheted steek, and it appears to be working. Do I dare to move onto the vest?! Oh the nerves…