Saturday, August 22, 2009

Lace Calls to Me

I love to knit lace. It appeals to me, all those yarn overs and decreases leading up to this article of beauty. The final moment when you take the piece of the blocking mats ... magic!

The shawl I am currently working on is A Curved Shawl, from Victorian Lace Today. It is the first lace I have knit on all rows (as opposed to a purl back row). It is rewarding and fun to knit, although the rows are getting longer and longer!

The yarn is Fiddlesticks Zephyr laceweight, in the charcoal colourway. It is soft and shiny and perfect for this shawl.

What lace projects are on your needles?

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Shawl Delights

Sivia Harding's Harbour Lights shawl is such a delight to knit. The pattern is clear and easy to follow. Placing the beads with the crochet hook is simple, especially for a left-hander. And the finished product is gorgeous!

Luckily I'm a process knitter, so didn't mind too much giving this away to a good friend for her 40th birthday (of course, I had to try it out first).

Oh, and the Malabrigo sock yarn? To die for!