Friday, April 9, 2010

Sweaters and Shawls

I have been very busy knitting! First off, I'm working on a baby sweater for a friend of mine. It's knit out of Joann Sensations Rainbow Boucle, which is a very cool yarn. The colorway I'm using goes from dark pink, pale pink, white, pale pink, dark pink. It's the perfect yarn for a little girl!
The pattern is one of the five hour baby sweater pattern. It ain't takin' five hours let me tell you! I've been at it a couple weeks now. But it is nearly done and that is a good thing since Addison is to be born in about three weeks.
Then, I've begun a Travelling Woman shawl. Someone in the RAK group was generous enough to send me two skeins of KnitPicks Palette, enough to begin the project. It's a pretty dark pink color called Lipstick.
It is an awesome lace pattern, the first real lace I've done. Everyone on Ravelry tells me it is a good pattern for a beginner lace knitter and so far they are right! You can find the pattern HERE if you are interested.
And then, I am in several lace and shawl groups on Ravelry right now (guess you can tell what I'm into at the moment LOL) and someone shared a new shawl pattern she had written for her handspun. Now, I don't spin yet, but I do have four skeins of vintage wool that are going to work out great for that pattern!
One of my favorite designers is feministy, who designed the Travelling Woman shawl. She's also got some really cool sock patterns and other shawlpatterns up on her site as well as an etsy shop.
Anyone else been knitting like crazy?


Jane said...

That's a lovely shawl!

Erin Wallace said...

SadieKate! Like the name! Thank you for stopping by my blog and subscribing. I haven't been talking about knitting a lot lately cuz I've been in this lull but I am considering picking up a UFO and working on it once I get done online (the sweater I can never seem to get done!). Thanks again and good luck!