Here are two Shackles before felting
And here is one that is completed!
I made this one for Erika... we exchanged gifts this last Sunday. I ended up embellishing it with the lurex shimmer in pewter and fresh water pearls from here. If you are ever in need of jewelry making supplies or beads, and are in the San Diego area, definitely check it out! The place is crazy big and the selection is amazing!
The the second Shackle is for my SIL Jenifer. I hope to have the time to embellish it tonight.
AND - here is the finished Stitch Diva Curlique Scarf:
And a different view...
This was definitely a fun knit... just kinda hard on the eyes with the mohair. Something to keep in mind for those interested in making this one - The last row and bind-off are 1272 stitches each! Knitting-ADD settled in quite quickly! But - it was well worth it, the scarf is beautiful.
My knitting schedule has been severely effected by everything that has been going on the last couple of weeks. So, needless to say, I am very far from reaching my Christmas Knit-List goals. I have done some shuffling around.... and with the things I made for the craft fair, I am still able to give some hand-knit gifts. So, the revised December goal list is:
1. Finish River. (I will get to this one in a second).
2. Block the Interlacements Fan and Feather Shawl.
two one ArtFibers/Stitch Diva Scarves. (Done.) Look what I purchased to complete the second one:
Yep - size 50 needles! Oh well, there is always a future birthday or something!
4. Felt and embellish Shackle. (Done)
Start and finish second Shackle -OR- a Knecklace. (Just needs some embellishing) 6. Sew handbag. 7. Start and finish one Mary Ella . 8. Start and finish one Mary Ella -OR- Sew a handbag.
9. Seam Ash.
10. Complete back portion of Homme #77, start one of the front pieces.
We'll see how the rest of the month goes...
& THE UGLY:
I was plugging along on River last night... I was probably at the 40% complete stage when I noticed something horrible! I was so heart-broken, I could not even take a picture of it! I made a mistake... a big mistake... on the pattern... the yarn-overs were completely off about half way down! I totally missed it... you would think I was blind or something. Heart-broken, completely heart-broken. I really thought that if I worked on it every night I could get it done in time for the recipient for Christmas.... so not going to happen now!
Luckily, with A LOT of patience, tears, and taking my time, I ripped out the KSH and was able to salvage the yarn (thank goodness!). But now I'm at about 20% complete. Heart-broken, completely heart-broken. There's not enough time to finish it... I was pushing it at the 40% spot, but there is just no way now.
So, I'm off to the store tonight to purchase a gift instead of completing River. Bummer.