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Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Emily's Ocean Shawl finally got blocked today. About time as it's been finished for a while. Emily has been using it a lot. She's always wrapped in it in the morning and takes it to bed every night. She was still really keen to have it blocked. And I think the blocking has definitely opened up the lace quite a bit more and it's much bigger now. I'm hoping to get a good pic of it tomorrow before Emily starts using it again.
I will get this pattern typed up soon and put it on my website as a free pattern.
While I was pinning out the shawl on our picnic table in the garden this afternoon I had another idea for a shawl using the crest of the wave pattern but it's on the back burner for now.
Nearly finished the rectangle for my Mum's Victoria Shawl. Got two repeats left. Thought i only had one left to do and then counted and found I had two. I'm desperate to get started on the border tonight but I may just finish the last 2 repeats and start the border tomorrow. A bit worried about starting the border in the evening when I'm tired. Never done a knited on border before so a bit worried about it. But I'm hoping it'll be okay. I'm hoping ot get it in the post to Norway by Saturday or Monday at the very latest. No idea how long it'll take to do the border and it'll need blocking too. So to be realistic if I won't to post it on Saturday it'll need to be finished by tomorrow evening and blocked on Friday which may be too much knitting for tomorrow.
I started a new shawl in Posh Sophia 4ply last night. I've been thinking about it for a while and I've had this gorgeous purple cashmere shouting at me for a while. I had decided just to do the chart for the pattern ready for when my Mum's shawl is finished and I'd gotten the first skein wound up a few days ago so it was too difficult to resist casting on last night. I had to check if the pattern woudl work didn't I? It's working and I like it. Will need some serious blocking though. I'll try to get a pic done tomorrow. For the next two days though it's Victoria Shawl all the way. It needs to get done.
And let's finish off with some Yarn Candy:
Here's some Sophia 4ply (100% cashmere). Lovely bright pink. Not surewhat this will become yet. I love knitting shawls in Sophia but have 2 otn at the moment so I'm thinking about maybe doing somethign else. I want a hat, scarf and gloves set in Sophia so maybe I'll use it for that. Althoug hI'd prefer something I can wear before next winter so maybe a shawl after all.
And some Camel yarn from Posh. I've never seen camel yarn before. It's lovely and soft. Feels ismilar to Cashmere. It's handspun and according to Dee felted slightly during the dyeing process but I can't tell. I'm thinking this will probably become a scarf.
Posted by YarnAddictAnni at 7:00 PM