It seems that shawls are the 'in' thing to knit at the moment and as I have some nice yarn stashed away, I decided to have a go. This first yarn was bought last year at Fiber East and is a lace weight silk mix, which I think came in a skein of 110g. and after completing the shawl I still have 79g left, so definitely enough for a second shawl.
This second shawl was made from a 20g ball of Subline Lace ( extra fine merino wool), well I say 20g, but I ran out of yarn as I was casting off so had to join the second ball for the last few stitches......still there is plenty left for some fine knit fingerless gloves.
|This was where I had to join the second ball...BOO HOO!|
|Blocking the shawl.....must find some pins now.|
The other knitting I have been doing is the bead knitting for my half dolls. Before I can start knitting I have to thread the beads onto my yarn, which starts with threading them onto sewing thread, then transferring the beads onto the cotton. Believe me - threading the beads takes almost as long as the knitting, but it's a job that can be done while watching the T.V.
|This is where it begins|
|Transferred to the cotton and knitting on the go.|
She chose her doll first, and I chose to use this skirt pattern.
|Isn't she a darling!|
|Lilac beaded skirt to go with her purple flowers|
Hope to catch up again soon.