So, what is a knitter to do, on a long stay-at-home holiday weekend? Well, let's look at the coffee table this morning!
|I really should finish my Trinity sweater....Rowan Pure Linen|
...look at that lustre!
All of the pieces have been knit, the shoulder seams done,
the neckline is finished.
With a little focus, I could have a luscious new summer sweater
to wear THIS WEEKEND!
|OR, should one keep going on the swatch that grew into a sleeve, then two?|
Yes, I started a swatch for Wave from Kim Hargreaves new book "Echoes".
|I was intrigued by using two strands of Kidsilk Haze, and two different sizes of needles to create this gorgeous knit fabric! I just HAD to try it, and now with the magic of interchangeable needles, I have this funny circular needle with two different ends! Imagine that!|
|On the coffee table are the two latest design collections |
I have added to my collection.
Echoes, by Kim Hargreaves
(gorgeous, sophisticated, summer designs in this one)
Once Upon a Time, by Marie Wallin
(fabulous sweaters for children 2-10,
the 4th book to be released by Marie
in her new independent designer role)
The adorable cowl on the front has little dogs on it :)
|Also squeezed on there is my pile of Rowan Spring CAL motifs.|
With each motif, I learn a little bit more,
and am gaining confidence in reading a crochet pattern.
Here are my 6 motifs so far.
I used Rowan Big Wool for these practice motifs,
so that I could see what I was doing.
This exercise is proving most satisfactory.
Finally, my brain is understanding CROCHET!
Don't you think that this is enough to keep me busy all weekend, what with gardening, long-weekend socializing, etc.? I have to tell you that right now I am resisting the itch to cast on another absolutely gorgeous, amazingly simple shawl/scarf that caught my eye yesterday...it's a long weekend after all!
Hope you have a fabulous weekend, whether yours is an extended version or not!
with Lackie and Daisy by her feet :)