I finished the scarf I’ve been working on for my lovely sister, Linda. I’m very happy with it overall. I did find the yarn, Lunabudknits BFL Sock (100% superwash Blueface Leicester Wool), to be a bit kinky and thus tangly, but it sure did knit up into a gorgeous scarf! The pattern is Milky Way Scarf, available free on Ravelry. I’m really sure my sister will love this. This is year 2 in the annual “Linda Picks, Sandy Knits” program my sister and I conduct. We go to a fiber festival (with my mother) and Linda picks out some lovely yarn. Then we come home and explore on Ravelry until we find the perfect pattern.
Last year’s result in the “Linda Picks, Sandy Knits” tradition was the Trellis shawl, knit in a hand dyed silvery purple merino/bamboo blend. Click on the picture to see it more closely. Lots of nupps in this pattern, I was very glad to bind it off!
I’ve been working on swatching some lace patterns for my Craftsy class, Lace Shawl Design.
I’ve done four practice charts to see which ones I’d like to include or adapt in the first shawl I design. As a result, last week was a bit short of actual productive knitting.
On Labor Day, I got back into the “real knitting” swing and started a new project. The yarn is Mini Mochi, colorway 01.
Love free yarn? The Making Spot is running a contest right now with a prize of a year’s worth of British Made yarn from Blacker Yarns. Their yarns look lovely to me and well worth winning. The Making Spot also has great patterns to dream over! Join me in entering the contest. Good luck!