Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Secret Knitting

I am working on my Small Shawlette or Kerchief swap item. I am trying to keep everything a secret for now. I will say that the pattern has some key information missing, like how many times you knit the four row pattern repeat before starting the next chart. But with a little math I figured it out. I am also knitting the Stacy Shawl by Wendy Johnson in Tempted Lovely Grrl colorway renewal. None of my pictures came out very good so I will post on that later. I still have two pairs of socks on the needles. I only have 11 rows and the edging left to knit on the Stacy shawl so I should be able to get back to my socks soon.

I have been spinning quite a bit. I finally finished spinning The Scarlet Letter, and I finished spinning Bloodlust. I am glad I finished them both at the same time, because they are both black and red. The Scarlet Letter is Merino Tencel and the Bloodlust is Merino SW. It will be interesting to see how they look plyed. Maybe I can get that done tonight - if I can drag myself away from the Stacy Shawl. I will prep the rest of the North by Northwest too, I only have 2 ounces left to spin. I am really looking forward to starting the braid of South African top I received as the Jan. shipment of the Crown Mountain Farms fiber club. It is gorgeous. I just joined another Spin Along, more on that later.

In other news - I am going to do my first test knitting ever. Leslie of the KnitGirllls has written a shawl pattern in various yarn weights. I will be test knitting the fingering weight version. I am planning to use Yarn Chef in the colorway Chalcedonny. This picture does not reflect it well, but it is a semi solid.

1 comment:

~RaenWa~ said...

I like the color yarn can't wait to see it knit up. I saw a picture of it on Raverly & its a beautiful shawl.