Friday, 17 June 2011

Blooming shawls!

This week saw me cast on for the daisy shawl from Yarn Addict and I have had the yarn (a previous sock club one) and beads picked out for this for a while and was just waiting for the pattern to be released. I have had to undo this 3 times this week!!!!! Normally I don't have to do a lot of unravelling and it is not that the pattern is too hard either it is just that I can't seem to get my yarn overs at the ends of the rows correct, I keep missing them out and I have no idea why. At one point I did make a monumental mistake and had twice as many stitches as I should have had, so I have kept undoing and redoing things and the stitch count is now correct.

Also waiting to get going is the 'Blooming shawl' as pointed out by Allison. It is so pretty and I have a wonderful skein of lace weight alpaca that Allison dyed for me to do the Spriteling with but then we found out you needed sock weight so plans had to change. This wound ball has sat near me for weeks waiting to be knitted and when I read that the pattern was inspired by peonies and I had just cut mine and brought them in so they didn't get spoiled by the rain then I had found my answer!
I am not sure how you knew Allison but I don't think it could be a closer match.

I am waiting for my new addi lace needle to arrive so I can get knitting properly but it looks like it is going to be so soft and warm - another amazing yarn base from the sugarhippo! More soon once I have something to show you! In the meantime happy knitting.


Sugar Hippo said...

Don't know how I missed this post but somehow I did - the yarn is pretty similar isn't it! Hope you get on with the Addi needles better than I did - I bought some and I find them really sticky. I've reverted back to my Knit Pro metal tips.

Sarah Knits said...

I love the addi's didn't know if I would but they are better than the wooden knit pro's I usually use! If you want to swap or sell yours let me know.