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Thursday, February 5, 2009
I have been quite busy with knitting projects, but due to an intense work schedule, I don't have much time for blogging about it. So, this is a catch up on my latest projects.
First off, I took an entrelac class to start the year. It met on two Sundays, at local shop Purl Knit Cafe, with Kate Starr. I used some silk garden from my stash, to do this. It was a fun class, and Kate is a great teacher! I wanted an intro to entrelac, as I have had in my queue for some time now the Lady Eleanor shawl pattern. I have some Noro Slver Thaw for it, and I think it will be beautiful! No longer intimidated - I picked up this skill right away. It is not as difficult as I expected.
And, do you recognized this? It is only one of the most gorgeous patterns available right now!
from Twist Collective, Winter 2008
Yarn: Briggs & Little Atlantic
Needles: size 10 1/2
Atlantic is a bulky yarn, and once you sit down & really start working on this pattern, it goes fast! Don't be intimidated by all the cable & leaves. The pattern is well written, and logical. I have the back, left front & sleeves all finished, and am up to the armhole shaping on the front right. I am hoping to block the pieces & sew together this weekend.
I do have one more project started recently, but will post about that later. Sylvi is really the star project right now!