Thursday, July 12, 2007

Some Show-and-Tell

More shawl pictures - yay! People have been busy knitting, no doubt about it. And I have the pictures to prove it. o.O

Here is a picture sent by Asa, who is knitting the Yarn Harlot's Snowdrop Shawl. I may have said it before, but I think this is quite an undertaking, and I'm very impressed, Asa. It's coming along beautifully!

Also knitting away on her shawl is Cheryl, who is knitting the Curved Shawl with Diamond Edging, from Victorian Lace Today. I tell her all the time, but I have to say again that I just love this color. I know there's some more of that yarn somewhere that wants to come home with me.

And last but definitely not least is the Gretchen shawl, by Zippiknits. It's very pretty, and one of just two circular shawls going in this KAL, at least so far! Nice work, Zippi!

Why, yes, I have been knitting after the finishing of my shawl, but I can't show anything to you. My husband has the camera with my pictures on it, and it would be way cuter to show you than tell you. I'm also back working on the Bonsai Tunic by Interweave Knits. The cottony yarn is still so, so soft. I love it. And I've been spinning! I tried the Andean Plying trick from this website, and it worked like a charm. However, since I can't do anything for more than a few minutes at a time, having yarn wrapped around my wrist while I spin it wasn't going to work for me. So I got on their website and ordered the Handy Andy Plyer! So I can now do two-ply yarn without having to have two different spools. I couldn't figure out how I was even going to come close to the same amount on each spool, and I didn't want to waste a bunch or have to break it - you know, yada yada. Sorry to the husband for taking the credit cards in the wrong direction, but what's a spinner to do? (Don't answer. Frugality has its time, and that time wasn't today)

I'm going to go break out some socks. We've got cold weather here! Thanks, all, for the pictures!


Brigitte said...

Those are great shawls, very inspirational. I've got to get crackin' on mine.

Anonymous said...

You've got cold weather?? Oh my. I won't be wearing my socks for a loooong time :-(

The shawls are coming along great...I have Victorian Lace Today but am not yet brave enough to attempt anything in it...while the patterns look doable, the border thing really confuses me.

AR said...

What beautiful shawls!
I've been so busy, and I'm so close to done with mine! :(

Thanks for letting me wear your gorgeous shawl at the park the other day! It felt so good with that darn wind blowing!

Jen said...

Beautiful shawls going on! I'm still working....
Cold weather? How? It's going to be close to, if not at or above 100* this week and next! No rain or coolness in site for this side of Iowa.
Socks. Yep. Still working on socks for the Summer of Socks!