My Wendy’s Summer Solstice KAL Shawl is Done!

Yay, I finished! I didn’t finish right on time, but I got it done during summer. That counts, right? I mean, it was even the right year!

I added some width (about 20 extra inches according to the pattern notes) and a little to the depth. It’s definitely big enough. But it’s really really wispy and will only be good during the hot summer days! There should be a few more of those this year though, so I’ll get to use it.

This was knit with Knit Picks Gloss Lace. I really like the yarn. Luckily, I have some more in a nice lavender color. Oh what to knit!

Let me know what you think!

Cool Knitting Blog & Catching Up

Completed the Sabrina A-Line Sweater by Vera Sanon in a KAL in the ravelry group, The Curvalicious Sisterhood

I came across this website, Rhythm of the Needles, and thought I would share it with you. Apparently the site’s URL changed and the owner is trying to get the word out. Go visit her!

I finally finished my Sabrina A-line sweater. It’s a Vera Sanon design and was a KAL through the Ravelry group, The Curvalicious Sisterhood. I like how it turned out.

I’m still knitting my second wingspan. It’s become my knit-away-from-home project, so it doesn’t get a lot of work.

I also am knitting Wendy Johnson’s summer shawl for her knitalong. I was all caught up…then fell behind! I’ll catch up this weekend. It’s gorgeous and I’m using a really pretty blue yarn.

I designed a cowl and took it to String Theory Yarn Company in Glen Ellyn (IL) for the Pediboo contest. It turned out really cool and I’ll be writing up the pattern for it. I didn’t get to take pictures, so it won’t get done until I get the cowl back in mid-September.

What have you been up to? Anything crafty? Tell all!


Wool & Company Every Other Month Club: Karen Shawl

Kelly and I did a knit-a-long between us, along with other knitters at Wool & Company. This time the pattern was the Karen Shawl by Amy Stinson aka Indigirl. This was my first shawl and it was challenging. Seriously, the cast-on sent me into a tail spin. But I adjusted and ended up with this. The colors in the picture are slightly off: think less orange, more purple.

Unfortunately, this has sparked an incredible interest in lace knitting. I can’t wait to do more!