With Christmas Gift #1 ready for gift wrap and Christmas Gift #2 well under way, I’m feeling more organized than I have in my entire Christmas Knitting career. I’m not sure, but I just may finish gift #2 in just a couple of weeks.
That is super good news, because I have so much more to knit…….
When it is finished, this will be a Light and Up shawl. You can get the pattern and yarn from Craftsy. This would be in Malabrigo. Colorway: playa.
The colors are soothing, and remind me of river rock. I wish my camera would have picked up on that…
It has been a little like Christmas this month so far with piles of new yarn appearing all over the place.
First, there was the yarn I ordered from Knit Picks after I realized the yarn I was using wasn’t going to work….
*no picture, sorry, it hasn’t even shipped!*
Then there was the not-so-little splurge at my LYS that I picked up because Knit Pick’s couldn’t just teleport the yarn I had literally ordered just hours before…
And now, there is the second installment of Ysolda’s 2016 Shawl club, and I could not be happier. The accompanying pattern is a lovely hat and mitt set that I am selfishly planning on keeping.
Never mind that I have yet to start the first project of the year!
Every once in a while, I am overcome with the need to knit something special for someone deserving and all of my plans to catch up on WIPs just get thrown right out the window.
That might have happened this weekend.
May I introduce the beginnings of a lovely Echo Flower Shawl….
I’m never going to catch up!
My Christmas present to myself last year was a coveted membership in Ysolda’s 2016 Club. She will be sending out four patterns and their suggested yarns over the year. I have knit several of her patterns and have yet to be disappointed. I jumped at the chance to join the fun and so far, I am so glad I did!
I couldn’t be happier with this month’s yarn selection. It is soft, and airy, and the color is so deep and warm and classy and utterly inspiring. The first thing I did when I unwrapped the package was plop it down in the snow for a photo shoot in natural light. In February. At 4PM. Thank you Alaska and your gray light. Ugh.
Then I tried the kitchen table. Clearly, I still needed better light. A better camera wouldn’t hurt either, but I digress….
Finally, I just drug the stuff into the bathroom. Still a no-go, but at least you can make out the golden halo. Pictures really don’t do the stuff justice. It really is heavenly and I can’t wait to cast on!
Sadly though, the Banyan scarf (or shawl!) pattern that came with this month’s installment is going to have to wait – I simply have too many things on the needles and hooks right now.
More on that soon….