Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Catching up

I haven't been knitting a whole lot lately--we had a very hot few days, which meant I didn't feel like sitting around with wool all over my lap. I've spent a lot of time working on this, my current cross-stitch project. I think it will be a wedding gift for a friend of mine. It's a huge piece, but the wedding date isn't even set, so I have plenty of time!


What I have been knitting, though, is pretty awesome. I'd stumbled across this pattern on Ravelry, and before I knew it, I was part of a knitalong and serving as a moderator for the community. It's been great fun. My shawl is almost done; then I have to think of something new to knit! Well, that's not quite true. There's another shawl associated with the KAL . . .


Here, it's off the needles due to an unfortunate misjudgment regarding how much yarn I had left. Fortunately, I have a lifeline in, and it was a good opportunity to get a look at it spread out.


Oh, and I also finished the latest pair of mindless socks. Stripey.

7 comments:

Superquail said...

I am experiencing a similar problem. The weather has suddenly turned hot around here so my interest in knitting giant blankets as evaporated. I'm looking for some simple shawl patterns now, and see what I can do . . .

Lanafactrix said...

Are you on Ravelry, SQ? You should sign up if not!
As for patterns, I recommend the Wildflower Shawl found here: http://www.poshyarn.co.uk/patterns.html
It's the one I knit for Jane, and it's super-simple. In lightweight yarn, it would be good hot-weather knitting.

Superquail said...

Oh dear. I'm afraid those patterns are far too difficult for me. What is this Ravelry you speak of?

Lanafactrix said...

Zomg! Ravelry (ravelry.com) is a knitter's paradise. You can find patterns, see other people's interpretations, join groups for your favorite yarns, designers, and topics, look at all kinds of yarn, see what your friends have made . . . Go sign up RIGHT NOW!

Superquail said...

I have requested an invitation and should receive one in three days. We'll see how that goes . . .

Lanafactrix said...

Make sure your grading is done before you accept the invite ;)

Superquail said...

The great thing about teaching only oral English is that I don't exactly have grading. :)