Friday, June 15, 2012

On the Needles for 6/15/12

Well Friday isn't over yet, so I'm in under the wire. I actually have a project that is on the needles this Friday. This is the shawl Summer Flies, a free pattern here on Ravelry.



All the project notes said this one knits up fast and they are correct. I started this last Friday evening and I only have about 20 rows to go. Now I am loving the section I'm doing now, the Knotted Openwork. I have oodles of yarn left so I think I'm going to make this section larger. The yarn I'm using is called Summer Sunset and it is a hand-dyed yarn from a local knitter, Mindy Wilkes. Her company is called Ewe3 Yarns. She has a etsy shop but it is empty right now - darn it. This yarn is 70% alpaca, 20% silk and 10% cashmere and it feels wonderful. The colors are pale yellow, peach and sand. I will need to block this to get all those eyelets to open up.

It has been a busy busy week. I've had places to go every day this week and now I'm looking forward to spending the weekend at home. I have lots of fun projects to work on - this shawl, my Sugar Dish quilt and the Willie's Sampler cross stitch, just to name a few. And I have several new project ideas that I can't wait to start. I am one lucky girl!

Have a great weekend!

carol fun

6 comments:

  1. the shawl and the yarn are lovely. I'm looking forward to seeing it finished.

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  2. Now that's pretty! I love the colors in it! :0)

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  3. That shawl is just lovely, full of my favorite colors!

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  4. Love the colour and can't wait to see the finished shawl! It's looking gorgeous already, Carol!

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