Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Yarn Along: New Territory

I am joining Ginny again this week since I have just cast on a new project.

My tendency is to knit small, quick projects that give near instant gratification. I do try to learn some new technique each time and I have definitely jumped into uncharted territory! Actually, I am knee deep in chart reading! That's new. So is lace. So is lace weight yarn! And I am going to be adding beads in a few not so short rows. (363 stitches on the needles right now!) I am trying this pattern from Ravelry, but will add beads instead of the nupps.

The yarn is so fragile, so delicate and soft, and so colorful. The more closely you look, the more colors you notice.

I am ever so nervous about messing up. Hopefully this will become more relaxing as I gain confidence!

I am still reading "My Antonia" by Willa Cather. The bookmark lets me know that my time with this story is almost over. I will miss the story, the people, the land. Don't you just love it when a book can make you feel like you are right there, living it?


  1. What a lovely shawl that will be!

  2. Good for you going out of your norm and knitting some thing bigger. I am a sucker for quicky projects... A shawl would kill me right now. Can't wait to see it finished!

  3. I have eyed this pattern too. I love the book you are reading- you are right about reading a good book. Mmmmmm.

  4. I have favorited that pattern on ravelry. You will have to let me know what you think of the pattern, it looks very nice so far!

  5. Wow..I can't imagine how beautiful this shawl is going to be with the beads! I used to always start these huge projects and then get tired of them. But that one is not too big! It'll be such a nice accomplishment when you're done. I'm definitely reading Willa Cather after I finish the other 3 books I'm reading. =)