My semester is over and except for finishing up some grading and posting my grades, I am pretty much free for a few weeks. Yay. I’ve been getting a chance to knit more again.
I actually finished something yesterday. Back in November I’d started a pattern called “198 Yards of Heaven”. It’s a lace shawlette. I’m happy to have finished it because this is one of those projects that I’d failed on a few times when I was still trying to figure out lace.
I used some Plymouth Happy Feet that I had purchased from Knit Unto Others in Arkadelphia. I love this yarn, but it’s dk and ideally the shawl should have been done in worsted. Not necessarily, ideally on the yarn weight – I guess ideally I would have done one more pattern repeat to have made it a little larger.
It will be a great kerchief though I think.
It’s a great pattern created by Christy Verity. It’s been knit almost 3,900 times on ravelry!
I knit Davey a little bunny “nugget” the other day. I put it in his Easter basket. It’s a free pattern by Rebecca Danger.
He’s a cute little fellow and was a quick knit. Davey likes him, but he is worried because the Bunny Nugget doesn’t have any legs. He wants legs for him.
And finally – as a reward to me for being just about finished with the semester, I’m finally getting to play with the Mawata (Silk Hankies) that I got for Christmas.
This is a stack of layers and layers of silk. You take each layer and draft it. I’m still figuring this out and will post some pictures when I get it a little more mastered. It’s fun though. You draft it into yarn (basically put a hole in the middle of the square and then you slowly start pulling and pulling until you get a length of yarn the thickness you want. The hard part is achieving an even consistency).
We shall see how it goes.