Good morning! First knitting post of the new year - and I've been quite busy with my knitting. After a massive catching up on chores and tasks on Monday, I spent most of my Tuesday knitting which made me gloriously happy.
The above photo is a new project using the shawl kit I received as a Christmas present from a knitting friend. As always changing colors and striping sequences can be addictive.
My other project that I decided to resume knitting is my languishing hat. I finished the four inch ribbing and started the fair isle portion of the pattern. I designed this hat many years ago and my chart has scant notes. This second time knitting it I'm trying to figure out what I did and write better notes. Thank goodness for Ravelry and the photos that are there of the previous hat!
What are you working on this week?
I love the colors in the shawl and the hat! It's always nice to have colorful knitting during the gray days of winter.ReplyDelete
Lovely knitting! I like that hat! Those colors are just wonderful! :)ReplyDelete
Both projects are lovely! I'm doing some colorwork knitting too (socks) and enjoying it though on DPNs it is a little more time consuming than with a circular.ReplyDelete
The shawl will be so pretty. I followed the link too see it. All those stripes will be great to keep it interesting. Fair isle is on my 'wanna learn' list for this year. I so admire people that make it look effortless. The fact you designed this hat is double impressive.ReplyDelete
I really love the combo of colors on the shawl, both are beautiful. Happy knitting!ReplyDelete
I like the colours of your shawl...I like the idea of the shawl...I'm just not much of a shawl wearer...and I love the colours of your hat...you'll have to post the pattern when you're done...
~Have a lovely day!
What pattern are you using for the shawl? And are you carrying up the yarn changes as you knit? I don't really like sewing in the ends because I haven't perfected the way to do it. Any suggestions?ReplyDelete
the pattern came with the kit, Stratification. The directions call for CUTTING the yarn, i would ordinarily carry it but the yarn is DK and I think it would show much more than laceweight. I bury threads at a diagonal for about 1 1/2 inches, pull the fabric so that the bury is loose enough.Delete
Your knitting is very stripey this week! Stripes do make the knitting go faster!ReplyDelete
Both look like great projects, I love the colour combination of the hat. I am working on a crochet baby blanket and having a good sort out of the craft room cupboards, I could be awhile...ReplyDelete