Carmel…mighty Carmel

Carmel, my dear friend and colleague Carmel; she used to moderate our Ravelry group, but now she contributes over on Facebook.  She’s a mighty knitter.  She finishes what she starts and loves to knit.  She’s always on the cutting edge of what’s on the knit scene, and she’s not afraid of color.  Here are her two latest knits…

Agnes, by Melissa LaBarre, knit with Cascade Yarns Cascade 128 Tweed in #900 Charcoal, purchased at WEBS.  Everyone need the basic pullover….everyone!

Big Bad Baby Blanket

I just love the name of this project.  It seems like everyone is knitting stuff for all the new born babies.  A baby blanket is a lot of knitting, and it takes a lot of yarn.  We all have our go to favorites that we like after having knit a few, there’s always one that stands out, that gets repeated.  This one is Carmels favorite.  The designer for this one is Lisa Shobhana Mason, and the pattern can be found in the Stitch ‘N Bitch: The Knitters Handbook, book.  Ask for this book at your LYS or even look for it at the Library.

The pattern calls for two strands of Koigu held together on a size 9 needle.  Carmel, actually used some yarn by KnitPicks called Swish Bulky that was a superwash also on a size 9.  The colors she chose to work with were Planetarium and Silver.  Join Carmel over in our Ravelry group, and also join us on Facebook!

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Anchors Aweigh

Yarma1Carmel & I took the I Can’t Believe I’m Fair Isle Knitting class at Debbie Macomber’s A Good Yarn Shop with Sheila Joynes in Port Orchard, Washington.  I know, I know, we did that last year.  But I’m telling the story again because Carmels hat needs to go on the new websites projects page.  Also, because it’s boating season again now.yarma_medium2

Now, Sheila is also the designer of the pattern, and it’s called Anchors A Weigh.  Carmel used these fun colors of Cascade Yarns 220 Fingering.  The class was a cowl using worsted weight, but then you pick out yarn for a fingering weight hat of your choice pattern.  This was Carmels choice for the hat and I love it.

yarma3In case you are wondering about my project…..I finished the cowl…..but it ended up being a hat.  I love it actually and wear it a lot in the winter time when we hike.  My hat project isn’t finished yet….must work on it this spring and finish it up.

Also, for those who are new — Carmel is our group moderator over on the America’s Knitting Ravelry Group page.  Carmel has her own blog and she goes by carmelknits!

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