Friday, July 16, 2010

Shawls. . .

I love shawls.  So much so that I have to have one on needles at all times.  It just so happens that I have two going now and am contemplating another two. 

I am currently knitting on The Curator Shawl by Grace Anna Farrow.  A lovely designer that I get the opportunity to chat with on from time to time.  Her aesthetic is clean lines and simple beautiful colors, a fan, I am in my best Yodaspeak.  I am making the square version, but somewhat smaller than the pattern calls for -- but loving this so far.  I have finally begun the decrease side so the finish line is within sight.  The yarn is Fleece Artist Blue Face Leicester 2/8, in the Masala colorway.  So festive and summery; I think it will block out to a decent real woman size, heh.  I hope to finish this before the end of the month so I can proudly flaunt it.

The other shawl on the needles is the Melon Pattern for a Shawl or Scarf from Victorian Lace Today.  I signed up for a KAL (knit-a-long for non-knitters) in the Dragonfly Fibers Ravelry Group.  This is a lovely group of knitters that love Dragonfly Fibers yarns.  The inspiration behind these gorgeous yarns is the wonderful Kate Chiocchio. Love her! 

The yarn I am using for this shawl is Dragon Lace in the Fire Star colorway.  The most beautiful red with golden highlights and . .  just WOW! I would love to have some of this in her Velvet Underground colorway -- maybe it will be a future request. 

I made good progress on it thus far but had to put it down for a little while to finish the Curator.  I want to use it on a trip my hubby and I are taking at the end of the month.

The other two shawls I am loving and itching to start are Veera Välimäki's 3/4 Hap Shawl and Veronik Avery's Travel Shawl from her new book which I have mentioned in previous entries.  I don't know how much longer I can hold out.

Wish me luck!