I am happy to see that we are all surviving the May clue. With the skeleton of the June clue already in place, we are about to hit the midpoint in our shawl. Wow! has it really been six months already? June promises to be interesting, fresh and sparkling, and yes, we will introduce a relatively new skill. I told you. By the time we finish the year, we will all be expert lace knitters.
Crannog Throw went up live in the Knit Picks website. I also put it up in Ravelry since some international shoppers had trouble with the settings at that site. (And what the heck are Crannogs? ). It is getting more love than I expected for a heavy worsted blanket in the summer.
And guess who is all done?
Here is a detail of the tip:
In fact I could not help myself and had to go take the whole family out for a suitable picture location. The weather this last week has been unbelievable, mild, breezy and plain gorgeous. And with summer looming ahead, you take every opportunity to go out!
I just can't decide on a name for the shawl... I can smell a naming contest coming!!!
Now for a little yarn.
But first, if you are not following the Ravelry group, generous shop owner Christine has offered us some free samples of Zitron Filigran, an eco-friendly lace yarn. Knitting is such a tactile experience, that being able to feel and touch the yarn makes all the difference.
And, she has promised me a few samples to touch, swatch and review, and I am so excited!!! look forward to reviews on future posts.
Meanwhile, I got in all kinds of trouble at the Sanguine Gryphon update again.
Here is a sweaterful of Lubber Grasshopper Bugga. (And look, it brought a friend! a miniskein in Eidos)
Wollmeise store. I emerged psychologically scarred. Buying yarn should not be this stressful and cutthroat. I did emerge with a skein of Petit Poison #5 dark, and one of Magnolia light, both in Twin. I love the colors, but if I had not been in a "hit and run" mentality, I probably would not have chosen those.
Gotta go dive on my lace yarn stash... Do you want to bet I won't find exactly what I am looking for?