I just noticed that this is my 550th post here on Pointe Shoes Punk Rock and Purl!
Thank you to all of you who’ve been visiting, especially since the Blogger days – it sure was different then! So Many Vices… So Little Time is still there, for anyone who’d like to check it out.
I had to step out on my stash. This beauty showed up in an email and there were so many reasons to buy it. Exclusive colourway, 100% spun silk, laceweight…
TUS Marici Lace
And the planned project is “Phoenix Rising” Shawl by Sivia Harding:
The beads are silver-lined crystal A/B and pick up the almost imperceptible pinks and aquas that are part of this gorgeous colourway. All from Earthfaire and with thanks to the wonderful Ellen, who always knows the exact bead to go with her yarns.
My life has been a little off-kilter the last two years but I am finding signs of hope and healing here and there. “Phoenix Rising” just seems appropriate to work those good thoughts into as I knit.
My knitting is all about the WIP’s still and most look rather the same as last time, so no pictures. I do have my Ravellenics medals:
For Hanging Garden Stole
If you click the medals, they’ll take you to the finished project details. This was a great motivational exercise to participate in.
Hoping your week is going well. Cheers!
Ha! Yarnbombed my vacation in Punta Cana, TDR a couple years ago .
One more FO first:
Second Snow Day Hat
Slow but sure, I’m getting this particular lot of Noro Silk Garden Aran used up. It started life as the “Tula” Cardigan and unfortunately, I misplaced the notes for that one. Moving is such a pain! This one will have the matching fingerless gloves soon and then off to my shop with the Dream In Colour set.
Finishing a project is sometimes a letdown and so to allleviate my post-Hanging Garden Stole lace hangover, I cast on a shawl in my Hedgehog Fibres BFL Lace from last November’s Needler’s Retreat. The colourway is “Merlot” and it positively glows! I’m working the “Elizabeth” Shawl by Dee O’Keefe
and mine has been dubbed: Tipsy Lizzy Shawl :):
KarinB’s Tipsy Lizzy Shawl
Halfway through another week already! I can’t believe we are almost at the end of February. Workplace moving preparations will be ramping up, hopefully with no service disruptions to the communities we serve. Knitting is saving my sanity as per usual Hope your week is going well. Cheers!
And what a weekend it was!
Clue Six of the Peter Pan Mystey KAL arrived bright and early Friday morning. I had time to work the colour transition on one side of the shawl before heading off to work. This next-to-last clue had us cast off each side and so, It looks like the seventh and final clue will have us pick up the outer edges for a border and then the finishing. Have loved this KAL and in particular, the Unique Sheep’s gradience colours.
Here’s last week’s progress (there are more photos on my Flickr):
(No idea why this photo is rotated – it’s correct in my media files and defies my two correction attempts! Clicking the photo will take you to its home on Flickr and spare your neck a crink)
PP MKAL Clue 6 – Finished
I finished up my Snow Day mitts (that match the hat mentioned in a previous post) and a crochet scarf for the Ravelry Rallenics:
My “Mitten Moguls” entry
My entry for the Scarf Super-G in Ravelry Ravellenics
And… Last not least, I cast off my Hanging Garden Stole. It qualified for the “WIP Dancing” event of Ravellenics, having started before the official cast on date. Finished up Friday evening:
All of this and the massive cooking spree Sunday to make meals for the next several weeks, made for a super-productive weekend. Happy Girl.
Hope yours was great too. Cheers!