Monday, January 3, 2011
Knitting in the New Year
Well, HI! Hope everyone had a blessed Christmas and a wonderful New Year! I spent the weekend organizing my yarn stash. I went through my binder of patterns and pulled stuff out and started to put things in sheet protectors. For my yarn I tend to see a pattern first, then I'll purchase yarn for that particular project. Often I fall in love with the whole look of an item...the pattern, the yarn and the color. Most of my yarn is from Knit Picks, so I often will substitute the yarn for something from them, but I do have a couple of skeins of some really special yarns. I just ordered some Royale Hare sock yarn to make the Maia shawl that I found on ravelry. The yarn is called Bug Juice (yuck, I know!), but the color is a gorgeous olive green with flecks of mustard/brown. Can't wait to see it!
I'm almost finished with my Pettine shawl with the hand dyed silk that I purchased from my friend, Lynn at her etsy shop, The Princess Rooms. So very lovely.
Well, I assigned each yarn to its pattern and put them in separate Ziploc bags. The photo is the Ishbel shawl that I made for my mom for Christmas and the others are some yarns for some shawls to come. I really need to increase my knitting speed because I've got NINE shawls to knit. Not one pair of socks. Think I need to change the name of this blog. :)
May the Lord bless your day abundantly!