It is finally bright, sunny and warm here in New England, and I guess that's just what I needed to snap me out of my blue mood and make me feel like blogging again. In the past week, I've been working on all sorts of things, so I have plenty to show you. I've been knitting quite a bit, I sewed a pair of pajama bottoms, I've been doing a little counted cross-stitch, and Pea and I refinished our coffee table yesterday. I have so many project plans swirling around in my head, I hardly know which one to work on next!!
But blog-wise, I must show my favorite knit first - my Kiri Shawl.
Cast On: 9 March 2007
Completed: 13 April 2007
Yarn: Shelridge Farms Soft Touch Ultra - Evergreen
Needles: US8 (4.5mm) Inox Circular. US10 and US13 needles for last row and bind off.
Please excuse the terrible lighting - we took these pictures on the day the Nor'easter hit!I only knit 10 repeats of chart two, and the shawl turned out the exact size I was hoping for. That was just an instance of beginner's luck, since I had no clue how much bigger it would grow when I blocked it. The whole process of blocking lace is just as magical as everyone claims it will be. I started with a thick, crinkled up triangle and ended with a large, light, airy shawl. I loved the whole process and can't wait to get started on my next lace project!!