Saturday, February 23, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
I made it from some Merino I had. It is so soft! I dyed it in greens,blues and left some white. It spun up great and it is so light and delicate. I thought it would be alittle bulkier when I was knitting it, but after blocking it came out light and airy. I am thinking that maybe I should have done alittle more garter stitch to balance it alittle more, but I do love the lace and the pattern is so easy.
I will deffinately make this again, next time maybe a heavier yarn next time. I don't know what shawl they will pick next, they are all so pretty it almost doesn't matter :))
So now I need to get busy and finish my hubby's vest out of a very large Llama!
Here is a close up of the cable and a picture of the back. I need to ply some more and I will get the fronts done.
It's been a long time since I have done anything on large needles, I forgot how fast it is!!
I even blend on them, my bestest friends!
I still haven't gotten far on my socks, I am to the point where I am going to start the heel and have put it off till I have time to really consintrate.
I have some beautiful fleece I got from the White Barn Farm. It is a light
grey and I think I am going to get it ready to make a
cardigan for hubby. It is absolutly wonderful, can't say enough about their wool, so clean and soft!!
Doesn't it look yummy? Now to pick a pattern!
I have also started another shawl, out of Cashmere. It is a Sivia Harding pattern http://siviaharding.com/Waves.html Waves in the Square.
She has some beautiful patterns and you can downlod alot of the right away. I just love that, I guess I am bit impatient.
Here's a picture at the bottom of our drive as you come up to the house. A little cloudy today, but still nice. No birds today :((