Saturday, August 8, 2009

Shawls, Etsy and a video

I have been busy knitting shawls lately. They are fun, because you don't have to worry about your knitting gauge and if they will fit. Shawls can be a one size fits all item. I wanted to try some with crocheted trims, after knitting the main portion of the shawl. Here is my first one.

This one did come out longer than I thought it would be, but it will wrap around and be nice and warm come winter or even fall, if you live up north. By what I hear, they are still waiting for summer in the northeast portion of the USA! Having been from New York, I still have family there. My mom and brother have told me that they really haven't had much summer.

New to TerrificCreations on etsy are my kits! I am going to sell kits for my shawl patterns. So far, I have a kit with black yarn and a kit with navy yarn. The kit includes enough yarn for one shawl and the customer will be able to choose the pattern.

I wanted to share a video with you from youtube, but the author has it protected out there. It is for binding off your knitting. Maybe some of you have already done this, but I haven't and I thought it looked like a pretty good idea. Here is the link.


  1. I've heard of it and it looks like a good option for the bind-off. So many students CO and BO too loosely. Thanks for the link! :)

  2. I like your shawl patterns Joanne. I hope the kits do well for you! I think it's a great idea.

  3. Wow, this looks like another winning pattern Joanne! LOL...visiting your etsy site is a dangerous thing for me ;) But this looks like a "must-have"