I just unpacked two colors of Boboli Lace from Berroco and fell immediately in lust.
Roaming through Ravelry I found the perfect project in Claddagh Ring Shawl from Pam Jemelian. It's a scarf/shawl hybrid that can be worn a multitude of ways. Now I just need to decide which color!
Want to join in the fun? We can provide you with both pattern ($3.50) and yarn.
P.S. It's a one-skein project!
Scientific American has discovered knitting. Their article about knitting various mathematical constructs is fascinating. I'm no math genius, having successfully avoided calculus as if it were strep, but I think they are beautiful.
Be sure to click through to see all the photos. They are wondrous!
So many of my customers are working on a Boneyard Shawl by Stephen West that it caught me up as well. I had some gorgeous gradient dyed yarn that I had ordered from a indie dyer as a supplier experiment. I love the yarn, but it won't be a practical addition to the shop's offerings. This shawl seemed like the perfect way to use it.
If you know me, you know it's extremely unlikely that I'll make any pattern strictly according to the directions. I prefer a crescent or Faroese shape in my shawls, so I combined my Faroese Shawl pattern with an outer crescent increase and a variation of the stitch used in the Boneyard. The results? I'm calling it New Moon in the Faroes.
I realize you can't really see the shape because it's still on the needles, but I'll be able to post a photo of the completed shawl in a couple of days (fingers crossed for luck!).
P.S. I'm still searching for a good gradient dyed yarn for the shop. I'll keep you posted.
It's always comforting to me to have a long, repetitive project to turn to when other WIPs (works in progress) just aren't working -- or I'm bored with them. ;-)
Here's the one filling that niche at the moment:
(I know it doesn't look like much right now, but lace never does until it's blocked. It's the true Ugly Duckling of knitting. Trust me that it will be gorgeous in the end!)
It's a Shoalwater Shawl (Fiber Trends S2011) made from Silk Shimmer Lace, a 100% silk hand dyed lace weight yarn from Blue Ridge Yarns. My colorway is Mossy Hollow.
I just love the colors and the feel of the silk. It makes me smile every time I touch it, and the repetitive nature of the feather and fan stitch in the pattern is perfect for a productive recess from my other projects.
P.S. We have several colors in stock and I'll be ordering more soon, so be sure to let us know soon if you would like us to order your perfect color for you.