Monday, November 27, 2006

A New Beginning

Here goes. My first blog. Bear with me....this is a new experience. I'll try very hard not to be lame or redundant. No promises, though.


This is a knitting blog with a bit of photography thrown in. I do both with varying degrees of success.

I'll start off with my first lace knitting project. I recently completed The Shetland Triangle from Interweave Press's Wrap Style book. I used fingering weight sock yarn from Crafty in A Good Way. The colorway was Garnet and is a gorgeous, rich red with dark claret. This is lovely yarn.

For a first lace project, this was ideal. The pattern is easily memorized, so makes for a good take along project. It's also easily resized, which I did, in order to make a larger shawl.

Without further ado:

A closer view:

My next project is another Evelyn Clark design...Swallowtail Shawl. I'm using Morehouse Merino lace weight in a heathery lichen green color. I just cast on and worked a few rows to see how it would progress. I started with Knit Picks needles, but changed to Inox. Have to say, for this yarn, I prefer the Inox for the better grip. Wish they had the pointy-ness of the Knit Picks, though.
Okay. That's it for now.

1 comment:

Danielle said...

I really like the way the varied reds compliment the pattern. You did a great job with the shawl, and I like the larger size.

Welcome to the world of Knit blogging! I'm going to go subscribe to your blog now. :D