Its off the needles and wrapped around my shoulders at the moment.
Its my farmhouse shawl and its finished! YAY! Worsted weight yarn is great to knit with
because it grows fast. I worked on this shawl with all the little free moments I had since
the pattern is the kind of pattern really easy to remember so it was great for picking up here and there. This is a very vanilla type of project to work on, doesn't require concentration which is perfect for watching tv, in my case the "the sixties and "the seventies" on netflix, soooo good!
I used The Petite Wool and the lovely color is Lavender. I couldn't be happier with the color. Its exactly my kind of purple and since lavender is my favorite, its perfect. The wool was soft and it blocked amazingly, really bloomed and kept its shape. There's nothing I dislike more than a when a project shrinks up after blocking... I used every inch of my 5 balls, not a bit to spare after the fringe was added. I am so pleased with this shawl! I long for the cool fall nights when I can wrap this around myself while I knit!
While my Farmhouse Shawl blocked I took the time to do some reorganizing of my stash. Fell down the rabbit hole that is Ravelry while I thought about what I wanted to knit next.
I decided it was time to try knitting with some lace. I have knit lace yarn in the past but held double.
I'm not that far into the project yet where I might feel like I bit off more than I can chew, we'll see. There's still time. I casted on for the Elizabeth Shawl with some Elsawool.
Not sure how my hands feel about knitting with lace weight. I feel a little tense and I'm still trying to decide at what point should I or if I will use life lines.We'll see because so far so good. This is definitely the opposite of my farmhouse shawl, tiny stitches and charts require more attention.
Hopefully I will get a chance to make more progress this week.
Sock knitting is on hold at the moment. I have so many sock projects on the go at the moment I think I overdosed, if that is such a thing.
I wanted to share with you all lovely things that have crossed my path in the last couple weeks.
I got some rustic woolly yarn in the mail from a new to me etsy shop called Shakey Ground Farm.
Its 100% Icelandic Lambswool Lite Lopi and its wonderful and rustic. I got 2 skeins, no plans as of yet what I will use them for but in the mean time they will be gently loved and petted!
Two patterns have really caught my eye this past week,
Little Women by NCL knits
Margaretha by Herrlene
(who has a lovely instagram btw)
I have been listening to the NNK podcast for quite some time, I really love Alana and her creativity but did you know she has an online shop now. I love this sheep, super cute! I'm so glad that I had a chance to stop buy her little shop before we moved from CA, also I am kicking myself for not purchasing her latest kit which was all about wildflowers. Its not secret around here how much I love wildflowers!
Speaking of flowers, I'm over the moon excited for the first issue of Making. I enjoy Carries blog and all of her patterns. If you haven't subscribed for the first issue, I'm telling you all do it now! My favorite blogger ever has a beautiful cross stitch pattern in the first issue which I can't wait to do!
I have not kept up with many video podcasts lately, audio is so much easier for me to keep up with because I can listen while I do housework or work out but I hardly have time to watch except for Nicole's, I will always make time for her podcast whenever they come out. Go and watch if you haven't. It makes me so happy, I love all that she does and its so cool to see and hear her talk about knitting since I've been following her blog for what seems like forever.
Lastly, just want to share a couple of embroidery pieces that I sent out into the world this past week.
Well thats all for now Hope you all have a wonderful week!