Friday, October 2, 2015

Knitting, a Teapot, and a Corkscrew

Dear Mom,

I am anticipating a weekend away with kindred spirits. The sort of weekend where packing essentials include my knitting,  a teapot and a corkscrew.

Before I leave I want to show you another small(ish) knitting project. This little shawl is Carradal, from Lucy Hague's Celtic Cable Shawls book.

This is the first shawl in the book. Every shawl in this book is intriguing and beautiful. They are arranged in the book in escalating difficulty and I hope to work my way through the book. I think this would be a worthy goal for the next year.

This was the first time I've worked closed loop cables. Lucy's instructions are very clear. I am eager to move on to the next shawl in the book.
I used Rowan's fingering weight Wool Cotton yarn. It may be my new favorite! 50% wool and 50% cotton, it is soft, soft, soft, and an ideal weight for almost-year-round sweaters and accessories. The cables blocked out nicely. I have enough of this yarn in both the blue and grey to make cardigans and have started on this one in the grey. It will be one of the projects I travel with this weekend.

I LOVE this time of year and am happily sitting here with my feet in hand knit wool socks and wrapped up in This is That Sweater. Life is Good.

We'll talk when I get back!