Tag Archives: Eiffel Tower

Sunday spinning update: 2 skeins!

It’s Sunday, and thanks to having a little extra time this weekend I’ve finished spinning and plying the skeins of BFL that I’ve been working on for the last month. The colourful one is Paris and the dark one is … Continue reading

Posted in spinning | Tagged , , , | Comments Off

Sunday spinning update: more than half way

I finished up the bobbin of “Paris” from Southern Cross Fibre this week: I held off on the desire to ply it right away to see how it looks and started in on the coordinating¬†“Eiffel Tower” BFL instead. I’m only … Continue reading

Posted in spinning | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off

Paris: overview

For most of a week I’ve been trying to figure out what it is that I want to say about my recent trip to Paris.¬†My husband and I booked this rather impromptu trip in part to celebrate our 15th wedding … Continue reading

Posted in inspiration, spinning | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

It works, it really works

So here’s what I have after yesterday’s knitting efforts: Yarn: 1.5 skeins (~860 yds) of Wollmeise 100% Merino Superwash in Jultomte. Needles: 4 mm (US 6) Pattern: Eiffel Tower Shawl Modifications: added another yo/k2tog row after the border, as seen … Continue reading

Posted in knitting | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Bye bye 2010

Looking back on 2010, I can’t quite believe how much I got done in the wool-related part of my life. Despite having the house on the market for half the year, I kicked out these patterns: (Eiffel Tower Shawl, Diamond … Continue reading

Posted in design, knitting, spinning | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Eiffel Tower Shawl KAL podium

Somehow I thought I’d get a chance to blog more during July, but between watching the Tour de France at night, keeping up with the Ravelry KAL and associated inquiries, and trying to sell the house, it just didn’t happen. … Continue reading

Posted in knitting | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Tour de France progress

My busy week’s made keeping up with the Tour de France difficult, but thanks to my PVR and fast-forwarding through some of the less interesting bits, I’m caught up. It’s been exciting so far but has taken such a brutal … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Eiffel Tower Shawl / Tour de France KAL contest starts July 3

Great news! The Eiffel Tower Shawl pattern is now up for sale on Ravelry. $6 USD Better news? The Tour de France starts this Saturday, July 3rd and with it the knitalong (KAL) contest for the Eiffel Tower Shawl. I’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

July contest preview

I’m anticipating 2 things in July: the release of my Eiffel Tower Shawl (see below) on or before July 1st and the start of the Tour de France (July 3rd). I thought I’d combine the two for a fun and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

Return of the knitting mojo

Now that I’ve got the knitting mojo back in action, I’m actively working on my next pattern. It’s based on another Art Deco building – in fact another building that was the tallest structure for a while: the Eiffel Tower. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment