I've got lots of show and tell today. I'll start with the shawl that I finished knitting before I went on holiday but didn't have the time to block until I returned. The shawl is yet another Birgit Freyer design called Lazy Lilly and the yarn is Kauni Wool 8/1 Lace . The shawl was knitted on 4.0mm needles.
Disaster struck while I was blocking the shawl. The yarn snapped! As you can see below I tried to repair the damage. Fortunately the repair isn't noticeable when I wear the shawl.
While on holiday I completed a pair of Anastasia socks. The yarn is Ripples Crafts Hand Dyed Yarns Sock in colourway Stormy.I really like this yarn. I now have several pairs of Ripples Crafts socks and I find them comfortable to wear as well as hard wearing.
My only other holiday knitting was to start a Hypernova scarf. The yarn is Wollmeise 100% Merino Superwash in Rabarbar. This was my train knitting and I haven't got very far. This scarf is also a reminder why I knit scarves so seldom - they do seem to go on forever!
And now to the projects I have started since being at home again. First off, a peir of top-down fingerless mitts I whipped up one evening. The cold weather we have been experiencing of late was the incentive. The yarn is some lusciously soft handspun and hand-dyed lambswool I received from HappyKnittingMum in a Magical Red Shoes swap.
Next up is another KAL, Windsbraut "Bertha". I'm using Garnstudio DROPS Fabel and 4.0mm needles for this shawl. There are only 2 clues for this shawl. This is a photo of the first clue.
And finally I have cast on Celeste from Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders. The yarn is South West Trading Company TOFUtsies and I'm using 4.5mm needles.
Well, that should keep me busy for a while although I'm still itching to cast on more! I'm looking forward to BadCatDesign's Back to the Garden KAL which starts soon. Treat yourself and go and check this out. A lot of fun awaits.