Wednesday, June 27, 2012

WIP Wednesday: Lace designs

The Double Diamonds scarf is bound off, but not blocked yet.  Finished pictures probably won't happen until sometime after the 7th.

With the scarf done I found myself wanting to knit lace and two designs I want to do.

The first one I'm going to do for the Ravellenic Games (formerly Ravelympics).  I got the design and chart drawn over teh weekend.  I also did a bit of test knitting and really liked how the pattern's going to look in the yarn I picked.  

Audreyshawldesign

It's going to be a sideways knit, shallow triangle shawl with a pretty edging and just plain stockinette for the main part of it.  The yarn is a skein I got when visiting my sister in Rhode Island.  It's Schaefer Yarn Company's Audrey in the Mary Walker Phillips colorway.  It's 50% merino/50% silk and feels absolutely lovely.  The picture came out dark so you can't see the colors quite how they are.  The colors in it are black, pink , blue, gray, and purple.  It's gorgeous knitted up.  I can't wait to cast on during the opening ceremony of the olympics.

The other shawl is one that's been in my head for a while and I've finally got it down.  I'm calling it the Gear Shawl for now and it will be my first circular shawl design.

Gearshawldesign

I finallized all the design elements today, drawing up charts and figuring out the math and then I cast on.  The yarn is an unknown knitting machine yarn my mom gave me.  It's acrylic and I have no idea the yardage.  It's a pretty brown though and is perfect for this design.

Saturday I'm off to Banff, Alberta, Cananda with the parents, aunt, uncle, and cousin.  In Canada for Independence Day, but also Canda Day so I won't miss out on fireworks.  Staying in a  condo and I have no idea if I get a bed or what.  The aunt, uncle, and cousin have their own condo.  Somehow my aunt scored two free condos.  She's always finding amazing deals like that.  Won't be back till the 7th.  Looking forward to going somewhere I haven't been before.

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