Sunshine, hayfever, holidays, air conditioning – that’s summer to me. So there’s not a lot of knitting going on at the moment, anywhere. I keep seeing blogs and podcasts from the most ardent of knitters, and we’re all struggling for inspiration. I can’t even get worked up about the new Rowan magazine. It won’t last long, I’m sure.
Here’s detail of the body, showing the moss stitch (yes!) bands between the lace sections:
and the border:
I picked the larger size, which meant that I had over 500 sts when knitting the border section, and over 800 to cast off. Not a problem! The thing I like best about knitting in laceweight – and I sometimes forget this – is the stage when I’m 60 or 70 grammes into a ball and I’ve a lovely bundle of lace in my lap. And the same applies to the finished article – I just love lots of frothy lace!
I used Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace, shade 10, which is definitely Lilac, although very pink. And guess what colour I’m planning to use for the last shawl in the collection?
My sock thing has abated too, so it was a struggle to finish Minster:
My first Rachel Coopey knit, and definitely not my last. But it makes you feel hot just looking at them, doesn’t it?
Having nothing on the needles, I turned to my crochet. But not for long, because it’s too warm to crochet with an acrylic blanket over my knees! However, I think I’ll have a go at Lucy’s Bower Bird, now that she’s published the pattern as a PDF. Since this may not interest non-hookers, I’ll blog about it over here.
Do you have a skein of yarn which looked really special in the LYS but you can’t do anything with it? Let me just say Zauberball or, more particularly, Lace Ball. What would you do with a Lace Ball 100 in Heißes Eisen?
I have tried THREE times to knit something with it, and it may be third time lucky. But more of that next time…