I noticed that This Is Knit had got a new delivery of Malabrigo in.
Before I knew it, my legs had carried me down to the shop at lunchtime Like a siren, it lured me into its clutches and I left with two delicious, beautiful, soft, cuddly, nommy skeins of this:
Malabrigo Lace. Mmmm. It's just faboo. This stuff is going to become a Summit shawl. So enamoured with it am I, that I have already wound one skein in anticipation of casting on! It's amazing how much a shot of new yarn can help your mojo!
Although I'm not forgetting my Miss Potter mittens pattern that Nic gave me. That will hit the needles very soon too.
I have also wound one skein of Cascade 220 in a cornflower/pale blue to start the Hemlock Ring blanket for my friend with. I just found out she's expecting after ages of trying, and I'm so happy for her I could just dance around the house. She's going to be an amazing Mom. I've deliberated about the yarn colour, but the blue is really pale, and I think it will be ok. Anyway, I've a 50/50 chance of it being a boy, and if not, sure she can use it as a bed blanket or a lap blanket for herself! Also, who says girls can't be seen in blue!
On to WIP progress.
A pair of plain ol socks in blue for hubby:
I'm using Berroco Comfort Sock for these as there's no wool in it. He's looking forward to them already. I knew once he wore his first pair of handmade socks he'd never look back!
I really want to have these done by June as we have a special occasion coming up and I'd love him to wear them for it.
The Seamless Colourwork Yoke Sweater progresses:
I've almost finished the second sleeve. You can see in the photo above that there's not much left to do. Then I get to join them to the body and work a few inches of plain stockinette before the colourwork fun begins. Yipee! I'm really looking forward to the colourwork part. The stockinette part, not so much :)
This also arrived in the post for me today:
Nancy Bushs Knitted Lace of Estonia. *sigh* Everything looks so floaty and pretty and difficult. But I just have the lace bug at the moment, so I couldn't help myself., not that you'd know by my lack of progress on my Myrtle Leaf Shawl!
Anyway, I deserved a little something to cheer myself up.
So, I'm bringing my Mam & Dad away for a week this Easter Sunday.
For my holiday knitting, I shall be bringing:
- The Hemlock Blanket supplies
- The Summit supplies
- The Plain Ol Sock
- and maybe
- The Seamless Colourwork Yoke Sweater
I'm unsure what the internet availability will be next week. I was in the same place last year, and there was only a really weak internet signal in the hotel reception (we're staying self catering in houses about a 10 min walk from the hotel). I'll try and get online a couple of times, but in case I don't, have a great week everyone, and Happy Easter!