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May 10, 2009

From Susan — Teal Phase

Filed under: Updates — lv2knit @ 1:38 pm

I must be taking my cue from Picasso and am now fully immersed in my “teal period.”  Everything I have made lately is the same color.  The last few years I was in my “rusty-reddish-warm tones” phase!! 

I have been knitting like a fiend and getting nowhere fast.  This project is moving at glacial speed.  Here is my progress so far:

Sweetheart Tunic 5-10-09 by you.

The color is very true here. 

And Happy Mothers Day, everyone!!


  1. Me too w/ the deep teal. A couple of wks ago, I noticed that everything I was drooling over just happened to be deep teal. I got some beautiful yarn from Dye Dreams in that color recently and am expecting a few lbs of deep teal merino sliver to arrive in the mail soon. Your project is stunningly beautiful already!

    Comment by livnletlrn — May 10, 2009 @ 2:31 pm

  2. It looks beautiful and I love the color. What is it going to be?

    Comment by Eryka Jackson — May 10, 2009 @ 6:14 pm

  3. Hi,

    I’m new to your site and have been looking for info on Hemlock ring blanket. I’m not sure if this is the place to ask you a question, please redirect me if not. I have a problem with my beautiful hemmi – it is too tight and puckering out of shape – I have blocked, steamed tugged and pulled – improved, but not right. Someone has told me it is because ther are not enough stitches. I have now compared it to a pye shawl and I see there is considerably less stitches. i think I can figure how to add more stitches but Iu was wondering if anyone else has encountered this problem. I want to do another (or 5!!)and would like to sort it first. Aren’t they just yummy? I haven’t read all the posts yet but will begin a close scrutiny in case this has already been discussed and if so, can you please direct me?


    Comment by Roseanne Roberts — May 10, 2009 @ 9:10 pm

  4. I wasn’t in any color phase, or i guess I’m in whatever I have in my stash phase, but I could certainly be “turned” by that teal color. Can’t wait to see more of it.

    Comment by Sigrun — May 10, 2009 @ 10:03 pm

  5. I, too, seem to be in a teal period. I noticed that this applies both to my current projects and to my recent purchases. I may have to branch out more. Happy Mother’s Day to you, too. It was great to meet you in person at Md Sheep & Wool.

    Comment by Astrid — May 11, 2009 @ 12:15 pm

  6. Teal is a great period to be in. The tunic is looking great, even if it is going slowly.

    Comment by twinsetellen — May 11, 2009 @ 4:52 pm

  7. The good news is that once the lace bit is done you only have stockinette 🙂 How is it going/working up in the round? I know that when I made my sweetheart tunic I made the front lace portion first then made the back lace portion…then I did the stockinette. Getting “second sock syndrome” for the back of the sweater was something I was seriously afraid of so that is how I combated that 😉

    I finished the whole tunic in two weeks. Give it some time…it goes fairly quickly once you get going. What size are you making? The sample was in a large.

    I am super excited about your progress!


    Comment by Marly — May 13, 2009 @ 2:53 pm

  8. I am sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Thinking of you both and sending healing vibes.

    It is a privilege to view your exquisite work. I have spent many an hour just browsing through your site and reading of your knitting adventures.

    I had not however read your first post of your mother’s talent. Yes, its easy to see where you got your flair, your bug, your design sense. That wedding dress is quite amazing as are the knitted sweaters. Thank goodness for photography and the lasting memory it provides.

    In time, I hope your knitting will provide you with peace as it often does for me.


    Comment by Annie C — May 17, 2009 @ 6:46 am

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