Lorna's Laces - Heaven
A beautiful soft lace weight I got from Taryn at PurlYarns.
I want to knit the lace shawl from The Kintter magazine called Espresso. It's a much richer chocolate in real life, slightly verigated and beautifully soft yarn. Lace is not the easiest thing to knit from mohair because if you make a mistake it's a real bitch to frog.
My daughters boyfriend asked me how long it took to wind it into a ball - I couldn't say because I didn't time myself and hubby helped also. I know one thing though, it took ages, that's what you get for forgetting to ask to have it wound into a ball. Must try to remember next time. And what's more I have loads of skeins that need to be wound into balls. Perhaps I should ask for a wool winder for Christmas.
Hanging Vines Shawl
This is a lovely Heartstring pattern and Mulberry Silk I bought from Meaghan at YarnsOnLine
I had have trouble concentrating occassionally but I love knitting this. It's a simple enough 12 row repeat pattern but when I first started knitting it moving the stitch markers on the 3rd row really messed me up. But now I've got the hang of it and I'm going ok.
I am knitting these socks for my son Jared. Very simple socks I know but I wanted something quick for my in between knits. The wool I bought from
Meaghan at YarnsOnline
I love the colour and it's nice wool too. The pattern is from Nancy Bush's book Knitting Vintage Socks.