Archive for the ‘Knitting’ Category
I have two shawls to knit in July but can’t start either of them yet so I started this Herringbone Lace Shawl today in Cannon Falls. I’d bought some Berroco Vintage yarn there and made a shawl when Sheree and I met at What in Yarnation last year and I really enjoyed working with Vintage and the drape of the finished shawl ( it’s for donation eventually as is this one unless I change my mind).
This will make a good travel project for the trip to Seattle next week too so I don’t regret starting it even though I’ve got two others in the queue for the first of July.
I’m hoping blocking will increase the size of my Afterglow shawl. It went fast once I got past the scallop section. This was knit from the scallop section up and I wasn’t able to add more rows using up all my yarn which was VERY sad … You’ll be able to see those scallops much better once it’s blocked.
Project #2 for Camp Loopy has been posted … It needs to use 500 yards and be a popular design on Ravelry (more than 1000 projects or queues I think) and I’m going to knit Hitchhiker. While its tempting to order yarn, I plan on using stash yarn for this one.
I’ve finished the lace scallop section on the Afterglow shawl and am heading into the shawl body. I added a lifeline because I don’t want to have to redo this part if I mess something up after this point … Did not like working with those floppy long stitches!
You’ll have to excuse the poor lighting in this photo too … a hazard of working late.
Just the ends to weave in and I don’t even need to block it. I loved knitting this and I love the ruffles! This one will be donated as a prayer shawl at some point but I will be making one for myself eventually.
I can’t tell you how many people tell me they wish they could knit. It’s not that hard – really! I taught myself from a book but I’m still fairly inexperienced and have to look up things. In fact, this was the first time I’d picked up stitches along an edge (I’ve picked up stitches when knitting socks but this is different). You can find YouTube videos on everything. Last night I watched a video on picking up stitches along an edge and then pulled out my first attempt and redid it with NO problem.
If you want to learn just do it. You won’t be happy with everything you do especially in the beginning but I am so happy I’ve stuck with it.
I taught myself to knit about 6 years ago but it was only in the last 2-3 that I became more obsessed with it. First socks and now shawls and of course I hold JudyL responsible.
When the email about Campy Loopy came I discarded it, too much going on to knit to a schedule I thought but then of course, I read Judy’s post and saw her yarn and potential patterns posted so I decided to participate … At least in the June project. We’ll have to see about July and August!
So here’s my yarn – for the challenge it has to be a yarn I’ve never used – Colorado Spruce in Solemate from Lorna’s Laces, and it has to be lace or fingering weight – I chose fingering!
And I’m almost 100% sure that this will be my project although I’m sure I’ll waste plenty of time on Ravelry looking at other possibilities.