I have some finished projects to share today - a shawl and some socks - I'll be warm head to toes!
This shawl was an easy knit, a beginner pattern, and yet I still messed it up and had to redo the lace trim twice. I found another error as I was working in my loose ends but it is going to stay this way. The pattern is Jimi - and you can see it here on Ravelry.
I used Malabrigo Rios in the Purpuras and Arco Iris. The Purpuras came from Eat, Sleep, Knit - here - and the Arco Iris was in my stash. I bought it a while ago at Lambikins Hideaway.
The mesh lace border really dresses up this simple shawl,and yes this picture is a little blurry - sorry. The picot edge bind off is my addition to the pattern. I LOVE the way a picot edge finishes off a shawl. I don't like that it takes about 4 times as long to do as a regular bind off but it is worth the time when it looks this pretty, dontcha think? I still need to block this but it won't take much work - maybe I can get to it this weekend.
And another pair of plain vanilla stockinette socks joins it brethren in my sock drawer. The yarn is Regia in a colorway called Avenue Passion. I got it through Amazon and saw a couple more skeins here.
Sooooo what to pick up next? I have another pair of socks started - well truth be told, I always have a least 2 or 3 pairs of socks started - I could work on any one of them. And I have a couple more shawl patterns I'd like to play with. I bought enough yarn to do 2 more of those Jimi shawls. Now I'm not sure I need 2 more but there is plenty of yarn for some other pattern. And some more yarn came home with me from Lambikins last week - hang head in shame! There are 3 skeins of Noro Silk Garden that are calling loudly. My plan is to make this shawl - Stitch Sampler - a free pattern you can see here. I think this would make a lovely shawl to wear at my older son's wedding next April. I figure if I start now and I don't like how it turns out I still have lots of time to make something else.... but I think I'm going to like this. Now to find my stitch markers and start casting on... 225 stitches... that's a lot of counting... and we all know counting is not my forte - LOL!