Where did the month go!
Still I have been missing for all the best reasons – LOTS of knitting
I currently have/had 6 shawls on the needles, two are approaching UFO status because I can’t find the time to work on them ( Knitting Goddess anniversary Pi and my Daybreak Aeolian) two are secret projects so I can’t show them to you and to be accurate two of the 6 are actually OFF the needles and blocked along with ANOTHER stealth project – they were cast off on the same day and blocked within a day of each other, but I can only show you the one – and what a one it is! You will probably have to click on it to get the full effect
In Dreams. by Susan Pandorf of Sunshine Designs, from her LOTR pattern series, based on Galadriel’s crown.
Knitted in Unique Sheep laceweight marici ( 100% silk) Gradience colourway #Cafe au Lait with gold lined cinnamon beads ( all 2500 of them!)
Knitted on 3.25mm circular needle, back and forth, this mystery KAL was such fun. I didn’t manage to keep up at the end because of design deadlines, but I made myself do a little bit each day – towards the end that was only a couple of rows a night because they were so long! Hubby got into the habit of informing me when he was going to bed half an hour in advance because the rows took so long to complete
This is the second mystery KAL I have done with Susan and it won’t be the last
the only thing I might have changed with hindsight was not to be swayed by where Susan did her transitions. Everyone knits differently and I transitioned too early and would have run out of yarn if I had not reversed my yarns and transitioned back the other way with the spare yarn.
The effect is lovely, but I had in my mind a shawl going from light to dark, not light to dark and then back again to light – not the end of the world, and no one else knows it so I’m not about to rip because of it