just a wee bit of lace

I don’t know what it is about me and worsted or DK weight yarn, and lace shawls. I love it. Absolutely love it. I don’t know if its because they knit so much faster, or if its because they are so much warmer. Mostly I wear them bunched up under my jacket right under my chin in the winter time.  Sometimes even just over a t-shirt. Granted it might go quickly for me because I have yet to knit a ginormous shawl, and also *ahem* knit a lace shawl with real lace weight yarn, not fingering. However, I do love the heavier look of the yarn with the lace.

FO: Ocean's depths

This yarn, omg do I love this yarn. All the colors, the blues, the purple, and a little bit of green in there too. Makes me wanna call up the yarn lounge in Richmond to order more. Sweater’s worth, cause its that frigging gorgeous. When I was down there last summer and picked up this yarn I had a feeling that it would be perfect for this shawl. I do have a little bit left over, less than half the ball. I think it will make a nice accent on a yoke sweater. Like the wave chart or something similar to that.

FO: Ocean's depth

Loved knitting this shawl, after the first couple of rows the pattern became intuitive. When I first read the pattern and Susan had wrote that markers where not needed because you could see any problems quickly. I really did giggle and think oh, heck not me! But she was right, very right. When I made a mistake I knew right at the end of the row, that and markers just don’t work with this lace pattern. Great pattern. I’ve knit a few shawls, but this one was definitely easy and beautiful too. hmmm, I would enter it in the fair if I wasn’t going to be away this weekend!

FO: Ocean's depth

raveled here.
Pattern: Forest Canopy Shawl by Susan Lawrence (rav link, also available here though the designers blog)
Yarn: 0.68 Plain & Fancy Sheep & Wool Co. Sport in blue variegated purchased at The Yarn Lounge in Richmond, Virginia
Needle: US 7 / 4.5 mm
Started April 7 2009
Completed April 22 2009
notes: added an extra repeat. I love a good shoulder shawl.

I might have started another shawl… a few days ago, I’m hoping this one will be ginormous. Some rows are threatening to kill me … even though right now I’m itching to start another sweater.

WIP: touch of comfort

more on that one later, raved here.  cause I realized on Sunday that its this weekend that my family reunion is going on, and I have lots of laundry to get done. Not to mention it might help if I knew where the suitcases are. That, and might need to get ready before Thursday….. since I have to leave here on Friday….

PS. My yard is a giant mudpit. See. I’m trying not to feel all panicky, tomorrow morning at 8am the big half rotted tree at the end of our drive is coming down. I wish I wasn’t going to be home for that.
PPS. I might have purchased some new yarn tonight for a new shawl. Yeah, when you use yarn from the stash you must replace the stash, three fold.

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9 responses

  1. I like shawls in heavier-weight yarns, too. The little blue shawl really is lovely. Your comment about knitting from the stash has me nodding in agreement. I think it must be a knitter’s commandment.

  2. I’m also all about lace with heavier yarns. I’ve got two on the needles right now, one with fingering and one with worsted. I’m also doing the feather and fan comfort shawl, but sadly I will be giving it away. But I’m sure my grandma will like it!

  3. I have to agree with the replenishment of the stash but not about the tree. I’d have to be there so I could keep it from falling on my house out of sheer strength of will.

    I knit a ginormous shawl but I used LaGran Mohair. Much easier that way. Those are cute! Fingeringweight and smaller are more practical anyway.

    Have fun at your reunion!

  4. Something must be in the air. Just got a certain catalog and went nuts over a shawl in there. I knew it would be perfect for my SIL for Christmas. I called my MIL and asked her for some color direction and I am getting that book the shawl is in. I love lace but it does try one’s patience sometimes, but the satisfaction factor later is well worth it!

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