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I am a writer & knitter from Boston.

This tumblog is a collection of yarn-y things I've met and liked. Anything tagged "#herlihyknits" is something that I made. Please click "My Crafts" To see all posts containing my projects.

 

Vortex Spiral Afghan | Wendy Knits Lace
My current Work in Progress! It’s my first blanket for big people!
I have a knitting book called Wendy Knits Lace and it has a lot of amazing patterns. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who’s interested in lace. It shows its versatility (for example, really cozy knit hats), because sometimes lace gets a reputation for being super delicate, mind numbingly time consuming, and altogether not very practical. A lot of the patterns are good for mixing and matching yarns, as well. For example, this pattern, when completed in a fingering weight yarn, can be a circular shawl as opposed to a blanket, which is cool.
I’m getting really into lace right now, and found a ton of beautiful shawl patterns on ravely that I’m itching to try. 
I have another WIP that is a mini shawl that is like bandana sized, but it looks fugly as hell on the needles so you’ll only be seeing that bad boy when it has become an #FO

Vortex Spiral Afghan | Wendy Knits Lace


My current Work in Progress! It’s my first blanket for big people!

I have a knitting book called Wendy Knits Lace and it has a lot of amazing patterns. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who’s interested in lace. It shows its versatility (for example, really cozy knit hats), because sometimes lace gets a reputation for being super delicate, mind numbingly time consuming, and altogether not very practical. A lot of the patterns are good for mixing and matching yarns, as well. For example, this pattern, when completed in a fingering weight yarn, can be a circular shawl as opposed to a blanket, which is cool.

I’m getting really into lace right now, and found a ton of beautiful shawl patterns on ravely that I’m itching to try. 

I have another WIP that is a mini shawl that is like bandana sized, but it looks fugly as hell on the needles so you’ll only be seeing that bad boy when it has become an #FO

Welcome back to the world

One of my friends from school is a beautiful knitter, and her blogging at With Pointed Sticks has inspired me to get back into knitting blogging. I have a few WIPs and now that I’m in New Zealand, the land of more sheep than people, I’m hoping to make a lot of my souvenirs for people. 

But seriously

You should check out Susan’s site, she makes a lot of beautiful stuff