Sunday, January 6, 2013

Finished: Shaelyn

Phillip and I have both been working hard.  Him on a new header for my blog, and me on knitting up a storm. Three days into 2013 and I already had an FO!  I finished my Shaelyn shawl in the amazing Sweet Fiber Cashmerino Luxe yarn I picked up after Thanksgiving(?)... I am really glad I finally knit this pattern.  Now I understand what all the fuss is about! It was easy enough to keep with me when I wasn't really supposed to be knitting, but interesting enough that the lace worked as a minor challenge.  (Ok, challenge is not the right word, I definitely think the pattern is new knitter-friendly, but it required thought.) The end result is beautiful and I am really glad I splurged on this yarn, only now I am regretting not buying more!

I received a package of AMAZING tosh merino light in Stovepipe for a Line Break Shawl, only to return to paypal to pick up a skein of tosh pashmina in Wellwater.   I know that the costs will eventually save me money in the long haul, but I am still feeling a little sticker shock as I continue to rack up the purchases.  Or maybe I am just telling myself that even though I buy nothing but yarn?

On New Years day, I made a short trek to a LYS for a sale.  I picked up some Classic Elite Ariosa for an unknown cowl, and some Rowan Felted Tweed (at 50% off!) for a striped shawl.

And while I am on the subject of yarn, I hand dyed another skein of bulky weight yarn, for an unknown project to come.  I was pretty happy with how this skein turned out, the colors are subtle, muted, and even though I don't have the dyeing thing down just yet (duh, I only just began), I find it really interesting and fun.
Maybe this skein should go to my friend Julie, who provided me with all the supplies?

This morning I cast on a Tea with Jam and Bread for Phillip in 220 Heathers... I am already approaching the raglan increases, so here's hoping he will have a new sweater in a week or two!
Happy Knitting! 

1 comment:

  1. Wow! You've been busy! The Shaelyn shawl is very pretty. I'm glad to see that you got the "Tea with Jam and Bread" pattern. Can't wait to see it when you get it done.