It sparkles with lots of beads, both in the body of the shawl and on the crochet edging. It’s in a dusky pink which I hand-dyed myself and I’m really pleased with the result.
That’s my only completed project, I’m afraid. I’ve been a little busy and had a bout of startitis, too. I apologise for the poor quality of some of the following photos. They were taken with either my iPad or iPhone.
It just said “Knit me!”, so I did.
And a warning not to trust Ravelry yarn pages. A while ago I bought some Drops Baby Merino at a very good sale price. Ravelry told me it was sport weight and that stuck in my head. Someone has very kindly corrected the page to show that it’s really 4-ply, but I’ve already cast on Flippant from the latest Knitty. The yarn is gorgeous and knits up with beautiful stitch definition. It all seems happy with itself so I’ll keep going.
So this is Eck, as in “Hmm, I thought this was sport weight, oh dear,” or something closer to what I said when I realised my mistake.
I was doing some pattern checking by knitting a swatch, and I just kept on going (again!). I had thought Malabrigo Lace wasn’t too marvellous when I knitted Rosebud, but I’m really keen on it now.
This project calls for some Swarovski crystal pendants to weight and decorate the points. Once I was hooked on the shawl I trotted up to my favourite craft shop to buy the requisite three beads. They are wonderful bits of bling and really got me thinking about making jewellery. So I bought another two beads and some findings yesterday, and look, matching earrings!
I made another pair as well, all in about ten minutes.
This could be another craft addiction!