What You Missed...
Before we went on vacation, I ordered some KnitPicks "stuff" to have sent to my in-law's house. I knew I wanted to knit while I was down there, so I figured I would have some goodies waiting for me. Along with some new cords for my interchangeables, I also bought a sampler set of needles. I have Harmony wooden needles that hubby bought me for Christmas, but I was curious to see how the nickle plated and Zephyr needles felt. So, the Try It Needle Set was perfect!
Next I just had to find a pattern to out one type of needles. I decided to go with the acrylic tips and start a new shawl. I selected the Shoreline Lace Shawl by Lion Brand and I bought 2 balls of Cotton-Ease in the Azalea colorway for it. I love this pattern!!! It looks intimidating, but once you get going, it is quite easy. I did find that it was good poolside knitting, but not the best project to be working on while paying attention to tv. I need to watch each row pretty carefully so I don't miss a yarn over.
I am currently into the second ball of yarn, and I am anxious to get this project finished up. I think the color will look great against my mostly black wardrobe this summer!!
So, there you have it. I also bought some pretty Berroco Alpaca for a gift project, but it will be a while before I can talk about that on here.
So, stay tuned for some more updates. I am already planning posts about the food we ate, places we visited, and some other knitting projects I have been working on...oh, and then there's the great ravioli disaster of 2011!!!