A Few Little Things

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Pattern:  Flowerbasket Shawl by Evelyn Clark

Yarn:  Knitpicks Shadow in Sunset

Needles: 3.5mm Addi Lace Needles

Started: 14 September 2007

Finished: 25 May 2008

I haven’t been posting, as I said previously, but I have been knitting.  I finally finished the Flowerbasket shawl that has been sitting patiently in the knitting basket for several months.  I just started carrying it around with me until it was finally done.  I think it was the yarn that made me lose interest.  I don’t think I’m really a brown person (although my sister thinks it’s red).  It is a beautiful color, but I found it boring.  Then again, it could be the pattern.  I never really managed to memorize it, for some reason.  That meant I had to lug the pattern around with me.  This is not my favorite way to knit a simple shawl.  Simple means easy to memorize.

leaf lace shawl 2

Pattern:  Forest Canopy  Shawl by Susan Pierce Lawrence

Needles: 3.75mm Addi Lace Needles

Yarn:  Dream in Color Smooshy in Happy Forest from The Sweet Sheep

Started: 31 May 2008

Finished: 8 June 2008

I had a much better time with the Forest Canopy Shawl.  I pulled out some DIC Smooshy that’s been hanging around for a bit and got started.  This is the first time I”ve used sock yarn for a shawl, and I liked it.  I usually stick to laceweight (or smaller when I feel the need to frustrate myself).  It came out pretty well.

They’re both being mailed to my aunts in North Carolina for them to choose between.  I don’t want to try to figure out who will like which one the best. 

leaf lace shawl 1

And thanks to my sister Evelyn for agreeing to model the projects.

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I’m A Loopy Groupie!

loopy groupie prize

Well, I’ve been avoiding yarn and yarn stores for the best part of the last 6 months, so I never was able to finally put in my qualifying order with the Loopy Ewe. Finally though, I realized that they DO have other things that I want in the store. In addition, I’ve been sitting on a $25 credit for the same amount of time. I decided to invest in another GoKnits Pouch for my knitting. I really love the small one I have and use it for every project that will fit inside, and some that are too big for it. The medium size pouch seemed like the perfect next thing to invest in, and luckily my credit covered the purchase price. I only paid for shipping, plus I got by welcome package to the Loopy Groupies! I couldn’t have gotten a better yarn for me, either.

zen string

It’s a beautiful skein of Lotus Toes from Zen String. I absolutely love it and can’t wait to make something with it.

Even though I haven’t been posting, I have been working on some lace projects lately.  I finally finished my Flowerbasket shawl, and I made a Leaf Lace Shawl with some DIC Smooshy.  Pics to come.