Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Cast On

This weekend I finally decided to knit something, other than socks, for myself. I finally frogged the Lift & Separate Wrap that I started knitting in September 2006. I had finished the sleeves, but never got around to knitting the body of the sweater and after almost 2 years I figured it was time to reclaim the yarn, which is yummy Alpaca With A Twist Baby Alpaca in fawn.

This is it's current incarnation...

The Highland Triangle Shawl from Folk Shawls. This is the center portion of the shawl and that beautiful trim will be knit on after the body is complete. The lace pattern is fairly easy to memorize and it's moving along rather quickly since it's knit on whopping Size 8 needles! ;)

Lets just hope I don't get too distracted by this...
Shibui Knits Sock yarn in Midnight. Isn't it gorgeous? The color was a bit of a surprise because the website's image showed it as being much darker, but I love it. This is for Trek's socks, although I may have a hard time parting with it. The yarn is super soft & springy! I can't wait to get knitting with it.

5 comments:

trek said...

My Number Guy and I both love the Shibui's color!!!!!!

Thanks, K.

Renna said...

The shawl is a beautiful pattern, and the sock yarn is downright yummy!

Darcy knotty Knitter said...

The Highland Triangle Shawl from Folk Shawls.Is this book for advanced shawl knitters or can newbies grasp it? Hugs Darcy

Ruinwen said...

I'm glad you could recycle that beautiful yarn into that yummy shawl! :)

Tropical Twister said...

I love the shawl pattern. I'm knitting a lot with llama and look for lacy patterns to show off the halo. But, lace roses etc. are a bit much for the earthy, primitive yarn I like to spin. this shawl looks like it would fit the bill. Tropical Twister