Monday, February 14, 2011
On The Needles
A Happy Monday to you all! I just thought I would post about the projects I am currently working on. The first one is A Handsome Shawl from Victorian Lace Today. I believe I mentioned this in the last (awful) episode of the pod cast - this is my first serious lace project. I am almost done with the first part of the pattern; I think after a few more rows I will just be repeating the pattern from a certain point. I am so excited! It really is coming along nicely, and I am almost encouraged to do another lace project after this is completed. I say almost, because lace requires too much attention. There is no sitting in front of the TV and knitting mindlessly. But I am sure my efforts will be greatly rewarded once the shawl has been blocked and is ready to wear.
The second project I am working on is the Entrelac Throw from knit simple (as mentioned in the December 14 post). Love it so far! I played around with entrelac a few years ago just to get the feel of it, but never made anything, so this is my first Entrelac project. I love that this technique looks so complicated, but it super simple. One thing in particular that I like about this pattern, is the yarn that is used. Limerick by Wisdom Yarn is the yarn. 31801 is the color used in the magazine, however when I tried to order, they were out of stock, so I got 31805 instead. It is just as pretty, however I do want to make another throw using the 31801 too! The color changes are really nice - when I was first figuring out entrelac, I was using two separate colors, and there were just way too many ends to weave it. It is much better to use a yarn that changes color itself!