You would be forgiven if you had forgotten that I actually do knit. Sure, I may have mentioned knitting a number of times for the past few months, but somehow the completed projects haven’t really been appearing. You nod politely as I talk about lace this and sock that, but in the back of your mind there’s a growing suspicion that I’m just pretending to knit so I could still hang out with the cool kids.
Well, fear not, dear reader, for I can now show you not one, but two finished objects! With the promise of more to come!
The first is the very lovely Monica, knit with Drops Lace in the romantically named colourway, 6410. At first glance Monica looks like a straightforward half circle with a few nuups to bring out the flavour, but if you look closely you can see a band knit perpendicular to the usual flow, with short rows to add to the curve. It’s one of those features that is a lot of fun to knit, although I’m not 100% convinced that it adds much to the design that couldn’t have been achieved otherwise. This was also my first time using the Drops Lace, which came from Queen of Purls in Glasgow which has a good selection of drops and other yarns, plus a lot of smooshy fibre for spinning or felting! Nummy!
My second offering is Katanya. I’ve admired this shawl from afar for a while, but finally cast on with my Lotus Moon Night. This colourway has a lovely slightly heathered quality and I didn’t want that depth to be lost in something very lacy. Katanya has enough solid sections to show off the yarn before it blossoms into delicate lace. Extra bonus points for being nearly a full circle. Super snuggley! This yarn came from Be Inspired Fibres in Edinburgh, which carries several yarn offerings that I haven’t seen much in brick and mortar shops in this part of the world.
So there is my offering. Two lovely lace shawls, all blocked and finished. Next time, floor space willing, I will have two more shawls all done and dusted. Then maybe I’ll be able to show my face in the knitting tree house.