Thursday, March 13, 2008

SkipNorth blues..

Sorry for not reporting back sooner. Truth is I came home to a slew of building related and other problems and I'm struggling for the energy to blog. I've also got a severe case of the post SkipNorth blues...it was such a fun, fast paced, friendly weekend that coming home again seems very flat. However I'll get the chance to have a really good gloat over the new stash enhancements this weekend and I'll put up a blog post about them then.

In the meantime I have managed to cast on the Forest Canopy shawl using two skeins of HipKnits Silk Aran in various shades of pink and orange that the wonderful WyeSue gave me as part of her massive SkipNorth destash. At the moment it's still at the traditional crumpled mass of nothing that half made lace knitting always looks like, but I'm so amazed at myself actually knitting anything even remotely lace-like that I can't fail to be impressed with it. I do recommend this pattern for anyone thinking about dipping a toe in the lace pond, btw. It's easy. There's only three rows out of every eight that you actually have to pay attention to, and even with these the repeats are such that errors stick out like sore thumbs.

Last but not least, I stumbled across this on Ravelry. You have to love the kind of person that sits down and works out patterns like this, no?

7 comments:

Helen said...

Mmmm, Forest Canopy Shawl. I hope you feel brighter soon.

Wye Sue said...

If we knit lots of slugs & snails will it keep the real ones away from our veg ??

Queen of the froggers said...

The shawl will be lovely, it is a great pattern. I made Grass from the Mochi website, great fun1

JustApril said...

LOVE the snails and slugs! My brother would flip for them. He's loved slugs since he was about 3. (now 29) lol

Hope you get to feeling better in and out =)

thereyougothen said...

hmm, i'm not sure if knitting slugs and snails would work as a repellent or an attractant. i don't think i'm going to take a chance...
wheel not running yet, must find my recording of pachelbel's canon or something else suitably soothing before i have a go!

Rosie said...

ooh, slugs and snails is my favourites. but they are a rather offbeat use for Koigu, aren't they!

looking forward to seeing forest canopy and skipnorth haul. hope the blues fade soon. (oh, and guess what I got in the post today?)

yvette said...

I love the forest canopy shawl and in silk, yummy... I hope you are feeling brighter soon and the building probs get all sorted.