Or, in other words, three shawls.
Here’s Droplet, which is Ysolda’s Pear Drop in my ever so lightly hand-dyed BFL laceweight.
It took about a third of the skein so I had plenty left over for more lace knitting. The wonderful KiwiPurler blogged about her current lace knitting project and, of course, I had to give Evelyn A Clark’s Prairie Rose Lace shawl a go. It’s a lovely little shawlette and I wore it nearly every day last week.
I bought 40g of silver-lined glass beads from Craft Basics in York and added three per point:
There’s another 100g skein and a bit left of this yarn and I’m planning something with lots of beads – this was a little practice.
And then another semi-circular shawl, this time from Knitty. I used a skein of Araucania Ranco which wasn’t quite enough for the full design but it’ll do.
This is a nice and easy design that’s quick to knit. I’m not too keen on lattices made from (k2tog, yo) but this works well with the wide lace border. Neither am I a fan of picot cast off, but I always like the result.
So, like the weather, there were plenty of shawls in April.
It’s always nice when something turns out better than expected. My monster isn’t, it’s actually quite endearing.
You’ll notice the assymetric sleeve stripes. That’s because I miscalculated the stripe pattern for the yarn I had, or vice versa. Just makes it a bit special, no?
This is all that was left of the Bilberry shade:
I had a good 75g of the Fuchsia which wasn’t really the point of the exercise, but never mind. I’m wearing the sweater right now, and I think it’s going to be a favourite.
I’m working on a my second Hedera sock at the moment, which is my only WIP. I’m in one of those phases when I can’t make up my mind what to do next. I’ve some rather nice BFL laceweight so I expect another two shawls will eventually materialise. I swatched a little of Plume as part of my annual crochet project, but put it aside. Then I started Ysolda’s Pear Drop and was going great guns until I noticed a dropped stitch. Feeling totally ashamed I ripped back to the miscreant, and then kept on going. Perhaps I’ll have another go.
I’m definitely in the mood for a half-circle shawl, I’m just not sure which one. Perhaps I’ll make something up along the lines of EZ’s famous Pi shawl, like so many others have done. Perhaps not. Any suggestions?