July 6, 2012
I have another project off the needles and this one went quickly and was a lot of fun. (Also? It’s another case where someone wore one in and I decided then and there that I had to make it. I need to stop doing that.) This is the TGV and I used two skeins of Madelinetosh Sport in the Lowland color. One skein for the body and one skein for the ruffle. It went super fast because it’s just garter stitch until you get to the ruffle. I really like these shallow-shawl-scarf kinds of pattern, because it’s easy to wear them wrapped around your shoulders. Do you have any other cute pattern suggestions for shawl/scarves like that?
You can get this pattern individually, or in an e-book of 4 patterns. When I saw that one of the other patterns was the Hogwart’s Express, I got the whole set of them. Elf Vickie made that for Camp Loopy Project One and didn’t it turn out cute? The beads for the eyes really pop on this blue. She used Lorna’s Laces Solemate (Bigger on the Inside), and size 6 beads (I think in the Ice color). I haven’t seen the other two patterns in the e-book knit up, but they both look like something I’d like to make.
We’re in for some big rainstorms here this weekend. It poured last night for about 30 minutes. I don’t think I’ve seen a downpour like that in the whole year that we’ve lived here! And we’re getting more rain right now. It’s good for the residual hot spots from the wildfires, as long as there is no thunder and lightening to go along with it. Keeping our fingers crossed. We’ve really needed the rain.
Have a great weekend and I hope you get lots of knitting time in. I’m working away on my Camp Loopy Project Two shawl. It’s a new kind of technique and I’m anxious to get done so that I can share it with you! Have you tried anything new lately?