Saturday, 11 June 2011

Strictly knitting

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.


Chrisknits said...

I will be watching your Celeste closely. I can't tell from the book photo what it really looks like. I want to be sure I really like it before casting on.

Love the finished shawl. Her designs are just gorgeous! I can't chose just one.

Helen said...

Love the socks, Amanda :-) But then I'm slightly biased! As for the shawls, well as usual your lace knitting is stunning. I'm off to Ravelry to investigate further.

Lupie said...

I love these one skein wonder books. I must pick this one up.
Love the socks and the lace shawls are amazing as always.

Mary said...

Well worth waiting for knitting pictures, your projects are gorgeous!

Can't wait to join you in the knit along.

T. said...

YOu've been busy!
I can't imagine the horror of blocking and the yarn snapping. Unreal! It looks like a good fix though.

lunaticraft said...

Stunning lace work as always! Even with the snap/repair that shawl is absolutely beautiful. Loving the socks and the other projects in process too!