Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Over the weekend I casted on another shawl. This pattern was originally written for DK weight yarn and I'm using fingering weight yarn. I wanted lots of garter stitch (my main obsession) with any kind of edging. This shawl has a ruffle edging. I am doing some guess work on when the ruffle is started because of the yarn substitution but that is how I get my excitement :D The yarn is madtosh merino light, so very soft and wonderful to knit with.
I am pretty excited because I've ordered my first yarn from Quince and Co. :D I have been having shawl envy for this pattern on Ravelry. Can you believe that I did not have anything in the stash to cast on? I'm so excited for the yarn to arrive!
I started reading The House at Riverton last week and I already knew I would like the book because her other two books were fabulous. What was an extra surprise is the servant girl story line. It is so Downton Abbey-ish so far, I love it! If you haven't read any of Kate Morton's novels yet, you really should. There is a mystery that will slowly evolve but I haven't arrived at that part of the book yet.
If you haven't seen my finished wurm hat, the post is here. Everybody should knit at least one!