year of the Boo’s

Good morning lovely people on the Internet!

It feels like forever since I did a blogpost and yes it’s been a long time, almost three months. But here I am, having some easter vacations and escaping my thesis, my exam and lecture preparations and coming back to post a tiny update.

The first quarter of the year has passed and I wanted to show you my finished objects!

I took on the Boo Challenge for this year and so as you can guess I finished only Boo Shawls so far.

So first of them was my Diamond Fizz, knitted in Tussah lace from Dyeforyarn. I chose a lovely OOAK colourway called Murderous diamond doll and I’m super happy how it turned out.

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Me standing in front of the ocean (picture taken on vacation), the dark blue water matches my blue jeans, it’s sunny and my face is turned to the ocean, I’m holding up my pastel but shiny pink knitted lace stole.

I took this picture on our really needed vacation while escaping the german carnival. Another piece was finished in this vacation, my Last Dance.

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Another picture with the ocean in the background, I’m standing sideways and the wind is blowing and shaking my dark purple lace shawl.

I used Lichtfaden Pure Silk fingering in Mauve Peony OOAK, a very versaitle colourway because it looks really different in different lightnings. So if you haven’t checked out Lichtfaden you really should!

I used a heavier yarn than reccommended but I love the look of the more compact shawl. And it’s also my first Boo where I got down in the needle size to make a more wearable accessoire.

At the moment I’m finishing my Wintersweet in a bright red (also dyeforyarn tussah lace) with red Miyuki triangles for the upcoming gala evening from our dance school.

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In the front there’s a folded red knitting piece with red triangle beads sparkling and taking up almost the whole space of the picture. On the right back you can spot a giant Teacup, nearly wrapped in the knitting piece.

And it’s almost the 1. May which means the next Boo mKAL is starting very very soon! I chose some Pure Silk Meridian OOAK colourway from Lichtfaden called Rebel Rose and paired it with Miyuki 6/0, Duracoat Galvanized Hot Pink beads. Sabine, the dyer behind Lichtfaden told me she thought of me when she created this colourway. So I’m a bit honoured and just had to choose this for the mKAL. (As you can guess I buy more pinks from here than I can knit in a lifetime :D)

I can’t wait to start this piece!

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a shiny bright and light pink strand of yarn, folded into a half moon position laying on a white blanket, paired with some darker pink galvanized beads, which lay on the right side of the yarn.

There are quite a few non Boo Shawls planned but I think I’ll talk about them in a seperate posting!

Have some great days and see you soon!
xoxo

Kathi

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finished: Taboo

Let’s move on to something cheerful!

I finished this years Halloween mKAL by BooKnits after only one and a half month. That’s pretty fast for me because I tend to knit on thousand different projects at the same time plus it’s a really busy time now.

I used Miss Babs Wild Silk in Pink Lemonade and Zinfandel and I really like the texture of this yarn. I ordered more of it and there is another set waiting for Taboo, or a different shawl, still unsure about that.

I think the shawl grew more in comparison to the other finished objects I’ve seen so far. Perhaps I’ll go down in the needle size when I’ll do it again because I really like the texture of the other shawls I’ve seen.

But here it is, blocking and not a very colour true picture:

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A 1.40x2m bed covered with a red blanket. On top of that a two-coloured lace shawl pinned out. 

And another picture where you can see it in comparison to a small dog, where I tried to make a more glamorous shot if it. *LOL*

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a picture with better lightning, a white blanket covering the floor, shawl laid out and a small black pomeranian dog trotting over the shawl from the left outter corner.

I still want to take better pictures, propably outside and with the rhine as background but it’s so grey and rainy most of the times that there are no chances to get a propper picture. Or it’s even dark when I get away from the desk.

As always this was an amazing pattern by Bev, you can never get dissapointed with the things she creates. I really love that. I started another Boo pattern, a Snow Angel and I have two shawls planned for December, also from her.
But you’ll get to see them in the next posting! 😉

Have a lovely evening,
xoxo Kathi

Taboo or not to Boo (no, that’s not even a question)

It’s this time of the year where you wiggle excited with your knitting needles for the mKAL to start!

I’m talking about Taboo – the Halloween mystery knitalong from Boo Knits, and as you can guess I can’t wait to start this one. It’s going to be a two coloured lace shawl with beads and I’m totally in love with my yarn choice. The whole fun starts on October first and I plan on knitting this while I’m on vacation!

This time we’re using Miss Babs Wild Silk, a fabulous soft luxurious yarn.
I had my personal problems with the German customs, they won’t let my yarn come to me but now were happy together after four long weeks of waiting.

So let’s show you my yarnies!

I ordered a set for the mKAL plus two additional strands of yarn.

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Four strands of yarn on a white “Miss Babs” wrapping paper. The top one is the largest, it’s a full skein in creamy pale pink meeting a soft brownish light orange and all shades in between. Beneath this skein is a smaller matching skein in a slightly darker pink. Beneath these mKAL yarns are two small strands, a lovely blue yarn which reminds me of the sea, changing to nearly off white and a deep saturated screaming pink.

From Top to bottom:

  • Pink Lemonade (Wild Iris which means not repeatable)
  • Zinfandel
  • Water Spirit (Wild Iris)
  • Floyd

I bought some beads from Lanabeads2 on etsy before the yarn showed up but they weren’t a perfect match so the lovely Anna from ravelry sold her beads, also etched crystal seed beads to me and they are just perfect. The colourway is called Capri.

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the two upper yarns from the picture before are layered above each other. The whole colour scheme blends into each other from off white over cream to light pink. The Zinfandel yarn, the darker pink lays on top of it, and on top of that are the beads. The beads are sparkly and are matching the darker pumpkin/orange/creamy tones of the main colour yarn.

Will you join in, too?
My friend PinkZombie wrote about her Taboo  >here< so go and check her out!

Have a lovely week!
xoxo Kathi