The Girl On Fire

I’m on fire!  The beach shawl is finally finished, after a big push over the last couple of days to get it done (so I can move on to a NEW PROJECT! shhh).  I’m really happy with it; I love how the colour has worked out.  I’ll block it over the weekend and hopefully will stretch it to a larger size – at the moment it’s large enough to drape over my shoulders but I’d need a pin to keep it around me.  I’ve now started the Cedar Leaf Shawlette, which looks absolutely gorgeous and seems to be a rather quick knit.  I got a call from my local yarn store yesterday to tell me that my second skein of Lorna’s Laces Shepard Worsted Multi in the Baltic Sea colourway has arrived and is awaiting my purchase, so that is what I’m using for this shawlette.  It’s an amazing forest colour – greens and browns reminiscent of a forest floor.  Perfect for this leafy shawl!  It’s beautiful to knit with too, silky and smooth and it glides across the needles like a dream.

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The Beach Shawl

This was supposed to be another Christmas holidays project, but I ended up spending too much time sleeping and fishing and obviously not enough time knitting!  I’m using the Marin Pattern by Ysolda, and knitting it in Magic Light from Ice Yarns with 4.5mm needles.  I originally started this project in lovely Lorna’s Laces Shepard Worsted Multi, but I found the pattern a little confusing to start with and I had to frog a few times.  I then decided that I would learn the pattern using acrylic so I could then make another in the better yarn.  In saying that though, I’m really enjoying knitting in the magic light, and the colours are striping nicely.

If I push hard over the next week I should get this finished – I’m already planning my next project in Madeleine Tosh Merino Light that I may or may not have purchased yesterday….

That Instant Hit of Satisfaction

So I may or may not have used crochet this weekend as a procrastination tool when I was supposed to be completing assignments.  I was supposed to get one Maths assignment completed and a biology report draft written, and only ended up completing the maths assignment.  On Friday night I made all these amazing plans to get up early and get cracking in the biology research, but instead I spent the whole night crocheting a slouchy hat to wear on Saturday because the weather has been extremely cold (rain, sleet, snow, hail – you name it, we’ve had it).  This resulted in a sleep in because I had stayed up so long, and my weekend plans just went downhill from there.

The slouchy pattern was from Moogly, and while I like the pattern, I wouldn’t use acrylic again for a beanie/slouchy as it’s just too stiff and doesn’t get that desired ‘slouch’ look.  Okay so it pretty much looks like I have a tea cosy on my head.  Definitely using wool next time!

I did manage to get my maths assignment done, plus I started and finished a bulky infinity scarf last night, which I’m wearing today and am absolutely in love with 🙂  The yarn I used is Ice Yarn’s Bulky Alpaca, and true to it’s name, the 25% alpaca gives it that lovely fluffy feel.

No biology report though – maybe tonight….? Maybe not, too.

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