03 September, 2011

I completed my shawl. Actually it is more of a neck warmer. It wouldn't go around my shoulders but I like it. It was my first attempt at a shawl.

I'm now doing a class at Craftsy.com called Mastering Lace Knits. It is a great way to learn how to knit. I get to following along with the instructor (Laura Nelkin) and just hit the pause button to knit to the point she is and then continue. It's like having a knitting instructor in your living room! I'm using a fingering wool with some nylon yarn that I hand dyed myself. Here is a photo of my beginnings:

11 August, 2011

Holden shawlette

I started working on a shawl called Holden Shawlette. It is a free pattern and there is a knit along for it at Craftsy.com. It has a beautiful lace edge. The cast on was a bit tricky but once I got started, so far, it is working beautifully! A nice change from constantly knitting socks.

I'm using a Knit Picks yarn called Chroma Fingering in the Pegasus colour. I bought it when it was on sale & now wish I had been able to get some of the brighter colours. I'm not sure they have it any more. I originally bought this to make socks as it has some nylon in it but when I saw the words "hand wash", it was promptly removed from the "Socks To Knit" pile. I DO NOT hand wash socks!

But I'm sure it will make a very nice shawl.