Thursday, April 14, 2011
Spring is trying to find it's way to Michigan! For that reason, I am not too interested in knitting with wool right now. So what's a girl to do but cast on not 1 but 2 new projects in nice, summer-weight yarns! First up is Rusted Root by Zephyr Style in Lion Brand Cotton Ease in the colorway Seaspray. I have almost knit my way to the point where I can separate the sleeves, and then I'm sure the body will just fly off the needles.
Next is a shawl, this time for summer, the Weekend Shawl, in Araucania Ruca, colorway Banana. One of my knitting buddies showed me this pattern a couple of weeks ago, and of course I wanted to knit along with her! Good thing for bamboo needles, this yarn is a little slippery. But I love the way the fabric looks as I knit it up, and I think this shawl will be perfect for carrying in my bag for chilly nights and frosty air-conditioning.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Finished my Traveling Woman shawl, knit in Dream in Color Starry in the colorway Cinnamon Girl, purchased at Ewe-nique Knits . After blocking, the size is appox. 56" wide from tip to tip, which is the size I like for wearing as a scarf more than a shawl. I couldn't capture the glimmer of the silver fibers that make up 2% of the sock-weight yarn, but it is pretty and soft.