I am on a shawl roll.
I have 22 rows and a CO to finish my own Ulmus. I knitted quite a few rows of it last Saturday while managing to knit quite by myself but in public as the day demanded:
Last Wednesday I succumbed to a yarn I kept finding in different yarn shops since just before Christmas 2007. What kept attracting me to it are all those colors. Actually I think I first saw it in a bulky version and I bought the worsted one but the colors are the same, it is Misti Alpaca Hand Painted Worsted in the colorway Neruda. From some reason I can’t find my colorway on their website, maybe they don’t sell it any more.
Thursday I couldn’t resist it and started the Shawl that Jazz and I enjoy every minute of it. All those colors on my needles really make me happy:
On Saturday I received the very beautiful Whisper Lace Yarn in the colorway Arabian Nights I ordered from Kim of The Woolen Rabbit, this is going to be a special gift for my sister who is going to be 60 at the end of September. I tried to take a photo of the yarn:
But couldn’t get even close to the real colors. I think the gray weather that by the way, make me quite happy, didn’t help, although my guess is that this color will be difficult to photograph even under the best conditions. It is much darker, rich and oh so beautiful and soft. This is going to be a very pleasurable project indeed.
Oh and I already know what I am going to knit next and yes, it is another shawl, the Milkweed Shawl by Laura Chau, I saw it on her when I visited Lettuce Knit last Wednesday and was so happy to see the published pattern on her blog the next day! I have this very same color of Casbah yarn waiting to become something lovely for me. When I bought this yarn I thought I will have to find a pattern to knit something that will not hide in my shoes most of the time and I think I just found it.
I wonder how long I will manage to resist starting this one too. I need to knit a pair of socks before I start this one, do you hear me Rachel?!?