1. Club Dragonfly arrived on Saturday. I don't think it was supposed to get to us before today but we got it on Saturday and it may have been the most beautiful yarn I've ever seen. I love it. Plain and simple. The pattern that came with the yarn is leg warmers, and while it's been cool this winter, I'm not a leg-warmer girl. Never have been and just don't think I will be unless I move to Canada and then I'll probably wear anything to be warm. SO...knowing this I decided to seek out something else I could make with 670 yards of gorgeous sport-weight yarn.
At first I thought I would make a camisole or shell sweater, but realized that I'll probably need something like 750 yards of sport-weight yarn to complete one in a size Medium...and to be honest, I don't want to "add" anything to this yarn to spoil its beauty, so off I went in search of a shawl. I immediately thought of one I downloaded on Ravelry a while back and decided this was the pattern. I cast on for it before the end of the day on Saturday and there you go. A shawl in the most gorgeous yarn ever was begun.
2. This week I'm going to detail my progress each day. I'll take a picture of my knitting before I go to bed. I think this will be interesting to show-case how much knitting I can get done of an evening and what captivates and interests me about the projects I'm working on. What I have below are pics of the two projects I worked on on Saturday and Sunday. The first is the Chicken Socks. I cast the purple cuff on Thursday night, knitted down the leg on Friday and then Saturday finished it.
Since the "most beautiful" yarn arrived on Saturday late afternoon, I had to search around for its pattern, which I finally found, and wound the skeins into cakes and ended up with this amount of progress on Saturday evening.
Sunday dawned bright and early for me and I immediately started my rotation of working on the two main projects...the sock and the shawl. I got this far by bedtime on Sunday.
That's a lot of work on the shawl, btw, and I'm about to be at the interesting part where the eyelet rows start.
- Socks--basic 56 stitch sock with different colored heels, cuffs and toes.
- Shawl--Sugared Violets
- Socks--Blue Moon Fiber Arts Club Yarn--Doodle Doo (the patterns had chickens on them, so I'm doing my own pattern for this one as chickens aren't really my thing).
- Shawl--Dragonfly Fibers Damsel in March 2014 club color: "Love Your Mother (Earth)"
More on how I work tomorrow...You'll probably think me weird, but alas...it's me! :)