June 23, 2005

New Project

I’ve not stopped knitting dinosaurs (yes, we’re keeping Bronty — but Mr. Stegs is currently on his way to a baby shower). But I have started a new project. I bought some yarn from Dani last night down at the SnB — she’s clearing out some of her less beloved stash, and I’m the beneficiary! I’ll be making a cardigan of some sort out of some of the yarn — but you’ll see that when I start it. In the meantime, I’m using the three balls of alpaca I also got from Dani to (finally!) jump on the lace-knitting bandwagon. I’ve started the Flowerbasket Shawl:


I know you’ve all seen multiple iterations of this pattern, but I need to take pictures of something! I felt a Flowerbasket deserved some flowers in the photo, but all I have in my garden right now is this clover (which is only there because we’re all being really lazy about mowing the lawns). I think the colour’s pretty close to the yarn’s colour, coincidentally.

You can see the yarn itself a bit better in this shot:


The yarn, Luxury Alpaca, is very soft and lovely to work with. I don’t know if I’ll be able to stand it once it heats up again here (34C tomorrow, + humidity, apparently!) but in the meantime I’m enjoying it immensely. I’m not totally certain I have enough yarn for a full-sized shawl, but I can always stop a repeat or two short.

Oh, and thank you, everyone, for loving my dinos as much as I do! I’ll try not to inflict too many versions of the pattern on you, but I know I’m going to keep making these little guys!

Posted by Aven at June 23, 2005 03:26 PM

I am so glad to see that yarn getting used for something. It was so nice, but I knew I was never going to use it. I can’t wait to see it all done!

Posted by: Dani at June 23, 2005 10:14 PM

Oh what fun the shawl will be, I love alapaca not only is it a joy to knit with but it’s heavenly to wear.

Posted by: Rebekah at June 24, 2005 04:52 PM