Friday, May 4, 2012

Knitting Update

Wow, it has been a busy week- I can't believe it's Friday, and I didn't post a single thing all week. Yikes. I engaged in several fiber adventures, and one of them is definitely something I will write about... but not today. I have a short post with some knitting, and I think tomorrow I will discuss The Crummy Fleece and What I Am Going to Do About it. (Not the alpaca fleece, but another one I have.)

When I went out to the alpaca farm, I came home with a hank of sock weight yarn as well as the fleece. I have so many projects on the go, that I assured myself and everyone that it would be ages before I could hope to get to it and knit a pretty wrap... but then I kept thinking about it and thinking about it. Before I knew it, I was mentally flipping through my stitch dictionaries and choosing between a couple of different summery lace patterns... and casting on "just to see" how it would look...

It looks like this:

beachcomber wrap

Pretty, no? I have done enough beach walks to know that, at least in Canada, they are not necessarily pleasant without a little something to wrap up in. What could be better than to beachcomb in a shell lace wrap?

Once I got going, I couldn't stop. Well, I had to find out if half the ball really was going to be enough for half the wrap, right? And I was a little worried there, because before it's blocked, it doesn't look like it will be.

Beachcomber wrap

But it is. 30 inches long for each half will do. Yay!

1 comment:

Avi Abrams said...

love shell lace wrap... so Victorian