How did we end up here? We've lived in Northern Illinois for 23 years. Way too long for this vegetarian! Thankfully, we're only a Metra ride away from Chicago.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A New Love

It started with a triangle shawl, the forest canopy shawl. I knit this in a beautiful green colorway from numma numma yarns at the end of February. Then I moved to a rectangle stole, the Woodland Shawl. It was in a bright, orange colorway from Fearless Fibers that brightened my dark March days.
My love for knitting lace on these two shawls brought me to Girasole. A circular shawl pattern with 7 different lace charts, a cast-on I've never tried, and a border that looked like it would take me a year to complete. I picked another colorway from numma numma yarns and cast on a couple of weeks ago. I finished blocking it over the weekend and it hasn't left my shoulders since.

I was able to impress the man and boys of my house with this project.

This lace knitting is addictive. I'm taking a break from lace for my next project, a cute, top down cardigan. But I've already printed out my next lace chart. It's a blanket pattern in bulky cotton yarn and I can't wait to cast on.


Blogger SwissKnits! said...

I have been drinking some of the same water... I just completed my second Pi Shawl this week. I started the one just before Lent... then found that
I needed more yarn, I was using Trekking XXL so I had to break my Lenten promise and order more yarn... and since I had to order more yarn I picked a second colorway for another Pi Shawl... makes sense right? So two Pi Shawls in 6 weeks. :)

6:19 PM

Blogger SwissKnits! said...

Duh, forgot to finish... got a phone call (and actually talked vs texting -'nother story)

Your shawl is beautiful.. I clicked to make the picture huge and it is beautiful!! Lovely colors!! Enjoy it!!!

6:30 PM

Anonymous carolynswafford said...

Wow, that is absolutely beautiful. So intricate! All of your lace knitting is LOVELY. I am impressed!!! :)

8:32 AM


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