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Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Winding Path

 The new issue of The Knitter is out and I've got a gorgeous shawl in this issue. The Winding Path was knitted in Fyberspates Scrumptious 4ply.  I love the Fyberspates Scrumptious range of yarns. The silky soft yarn, stunning colours from subtle watery colours like this one to really rich bright reds and purples.
This shawl is knitted sideways with increases until you've used up half your yarn then decreases to the end. The stitch pattern is easy to memorise and knit and the edging is knitted along with the body of the shawl. I used 2 skeins for this shawl but you can easily make it smaller and use only one skein. Why not treat your self?

A big thank you to Pixie for knitting this sample for me. She's fantastic and I really can't do the amount of designing I do without her help.

For those of you waiting for the Grace Scarf to be published, I do apologise. it's not come back from tech editing and I need to finalise the pattern and will hopefully publish it tonight or first thing in the morning.

The weekend has been busy with deadline knitting. One design was posted this morning and I'm hoping to post another one tomorrow. I'm also busy charting and swatching for a very exciting new design in a brand new gorgeous lace yarn. I'll tell you more about that when things have been finalised a bit more.

We also finished most of our Christmas shopping on Saturday. On the news they keep going on about recession and spending being down but the shops were packed and people were buying as the queues were horrendous. After shopping we popped in to the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth for an hour. We've got a season ticket this year as Emily loves going there. I sat by one of the big tanks knitting while Simon and Em looked around. Then we went to visit Simon's Mum in hospital. She fell on the moors last week and broke her leg in two places. It's very serious and she's got a cast from her toes to her hip. Whole leg is in plaster. We're hoping she'll be able to come home from hospital soon but I think it'll be a long recovery.

Back to my new lace yarn and swatching. One of my favourite tasks.

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