Friday, 26 November 2010

Magellan has finally arrived

I really like the shawls designed by Monika Eckert and this year her work has been prolific. Unfortunately I have just not had the time to knit most of her shawl patterns. But I was determined to knit this one: Windsbraut "Magalhaes" (Ravelry link).

I'm afraid I can't tell you much about the yarn. It was part of my $10 Swap parcel and all I know is that it is pure wool 2 ply and I used 63g of the 120g. I knitted this shawl on 3.5mm needles. Like all Monika's patterns, this was very easy to follow and had I not had so many interruptions it would have been a very quick knit.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

More lace work

I have completed my second work for yarn project. This one was the Lilac Leaf Shawl from Knitted Lace of Estonia. I knitted this for superkath2000 on Ravelry.

The yarn is Ixchel cashmerino and the needle size 3.75mm.




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And my reward was this lovely skein of ToshLace in Calligraphy.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Blogging Buddies are the Best!

A while back I asked Mary a favour. Not only did she agree but enhanced the entire experience. I asked her to forward a parcel to me. When I opened the parcel I found these luscious goodies had been added.

Two fabulous skeins of Jade Sapphire and some cute (and very handy) buttons. I have been petting the yarn ever since.

Mary you are a marvel. Thank you ever so much!

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Working for yarn

I've joined yet another group on Ravelry. This is an Australian work for yarn group. I just went for a look and had no intention of taking anything up but.... Someone wanted a worker to knit Romi's Celeano Shawl. This is one of her 7 shawlette series. I was immediatly drawn to the pattern and then as an added sweeter it was to be knit in Wollmeise. Well I have long wanted to try this yarn but couldn't never be bothered to go to the effort and expense to get hold of any. So an ideal opportunity presented itself and I grabbed it.

Here is the end result.

It was a bit difficult to capture the true colour of the yarn but it lies somewhere between the first and the second photo.

The yarn is Wollmeise 100% Merino Superwash in Spinaci and the needle size is 3.75mm.

I knitted this shawl for 27gab and my reward was a lovely skein of her handspun in laceweight.

I was so pleased with the whole experience that I am now awaiting the yarn to knit a Lilac Leaf stole from Knitted Lace of Estonia.