Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Away on vacation

Doing this (another giveaway Moody Kerchief in Quince & Co. Chickadee yarn)



while looking at this...


See you next week! :-)

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Late night shenanigans

It's 2am Saturday morning. I have to catch a flight at 8:30am, which means I have to be up in 3 hours. And yet, I'm up. Doing this...oh what knitting has done to me. :-)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Chewing on some shawls, over a year later

About a year and 3 months ago, I bit off more than I could chew. I didn't know it at the time, of course, but I took on more than I could handle when I held this giveaway and awarded 6 prizes. :) Don't get me wrong - I'm not sad at all about the giveaway. I was just so excited to get the chance to knit six different shawl designs by Kirsten Kapur that I jumped right in. I'm ashamed to admit that till now, I had only finished two shawls. Only two out of the six. 

In a bid to cleanse away a bit of that shame and get the gifts to the recipients, I've finally finished two more of the shawls. They are both knit from the Snow Drops and Snap Peas shawl pattern (that was the winner if I recall. A lot of people loved it.) The red version is knit in the Hollyberry colorway of KnitPicks Swish DK. I started the shawl in October last year, and just finished in June this year. Tsk tsk tsk...bad bad Denise. :) I also finally got my schedule to line up with Lilia's (the model) and Irene (the photographer), so I have really beautiful pictures this week!







The second one was knit in the Nasturtium colorway of the Quince & Co Chickadee. It came out looking quite beautiful too! I think the pictures speak for themselves. Thank you Irene and Lilia!





I have to say that I'm super excited on the days when I get to share such projects with you, accompanied by lovely photos that do justice to the pattern and the yarn. I hope you loved these as much as I do. See you next week!

PS: To the winners Anuli and Reema, please email me (niseyknits@gmail.com) with your addresses so I can send you your shawls. :)

Monday, July 16, 2012

Photos, please?

Hi all you lovely people! I just had a photo shoot this past weekend and I'm so excited to share the photos with you later on this week. However it gave me an idea: if you have a NiseyKnits handmade item, I would love for you to take a photo of you wearing it and share it on my NiseyKnits Facebook page here. I really, really, really (really) want to see how it looks on you, my lovely customers. :) Thank you, and I hope you have a wonderful week!

PS: Here's a picture of one of my very first scarves, from the Falling Water pattern by Bonnie Sennott (because you all know how I feel about posts without pictures). :)



Wednesday, July 11, 2012

One Sunehri for me, please!!

First, let me apologize for missing last week's post. I got a long needed vacation and the week just flew by before I knew what was happening. I hope you all enjoyed your July 4th festivities, and are ready for the second half of 2012. Crazy right? Second half ALREADY.

Anyway, today, I'm here to let you know that I finally knitted something for myself!! Yay!! I don't know how long it's been since I made something for myself. I started the Xenia shawl by Vanessa Smith, but it's lying in the WIP basket because I got swamped with design submissions in the past three months. Once the Knitscene Accessories 2012 magazine came out and I saw my Sunehri Shawl in all it's glory, I decided to knit one for myself!



I originally designed this shawl in Malabrigo Worsted Merino, in the Cadmium colorway. I had just a little less than one skein left at home, so I decided to use it up in a shawl for myself. Now if you haven't tried my pattern, let me talk it up a little. It's super simple. Very, very simple. After the two set up rows, you basically repeat the same two rows over and over again until you've knit 32 reps, then you knit the edging, which is just another version of the two rows you just worked ad nauseum. I started knitting at church a couple of weeks ago, and was 25 reps in within two days of knitting (not two full days of knitting, mind you! LOL!).




I finally got the chance to block and photograph this past week at home, and thought I'd share it with you. My shawl is smaller than the original as I didn't have enough yarn to make the size stipulated in the pattern. It's still very pretty and I can't wait to wear it! :) Plus, isn't that Cadmium color just beautiful to look at? And Malabrigo, what can I say about Malabrigo? Definitely one of my top yarns to knit with.



 Enjoy and see you (online) next week!