It’s Out!

Vogue Trellis Lace Stole

The new Knitters hit the stands and here it is: Yup, my stole in the Elann ad. I’m a little excited :).
The Secret Knitting is done – it’ll be winging it’s way to the recipient tomorrow – so will be able to show you some pictures soon. I am really happy with the project overall and found some fabulous buttons at a new (to me) shop here in Ottawa. Sewers be warned: this place has some amazing fabric and designer buttons.
I am going to finish off my Yarn Pirate Mad-tini’s this week, I was really enjoying the other project and spent every free minute working on it, but now everything else is shouting to be done.
My Loopy Ewe Sock Club arrived this week, with a skein of Wollmeise – don’t hate me ’cause it’s beautiful – I’ll add the picture later :).

Halfway There…

… and counting (every painful, tiny stitch)! So, here is the never-ending Vogue Trellis Stole (of Doom). This is why I don’t usually post progress pictures of these kind of projects – doesn’t look much different does it? BUT, it’s half done, and these panels actually stretch out to (guessing) 75cm or so. I love the pattern (very easy) and the yarn is wonderful to work with (Elann baby lace merino), but it seems like I can knit like a maniac on this and still have not much to show *Sigh*.

And, as I can’t knit lace on the bus, here is my commute project progress so far on “Charade”.

I’m using a really nice bamboo blend sock yarn from Sereknity, and my KnitPicks Harmony dpns for the first time. I really like these, smooth and light, and just the right amount of “grip” for what can sometimes be a slippery yarn.



Much ado about knitting….
Most of my week has been spent making my Ravelry page somewhat useful and hopefully, attractive. As I suspected, it is a total time-sucker, but what a way to go :)!
It is very useful for keeping track of projects (WIP and finished), stash and books. Although, as I go through my stash for the first time in years, I am appalled at how much yarn I’ve been able to pile into one very small room.
However, that knowledge didn’t stop me from making a small addition to the pile. This little pile of loveliness brought to you by The Loopy Ewe.

Hope all my Canadian friends are enjoying the long Thanksgiving weekend.