It has been a long time since you have heard from me, dear reader. Last year I had a good reason for the silence around this same time, because I had just given birth to my second son. However, he is now a year old, and I have no good reason for this silence. Maybe it is just that January and February get me down, and there just seems so much to do. I don’t know. In any case, my apologies.
It is not even true that I have not done anything worth writing about. I hope to share some of my projects, fo’s and yes, disasters from the last two months with you over the next few days/weeks. But to start this party, I want to show you the project I was talking about last time. The Mystery Kal from Mmario. The group is now closed for new members, as the KAL is over, but you could still join his regular group, which is where any future KAL’s will be announced. There are also TONS of original patterns available for free once you join. Yup, I think I am a Mmario groupy, or as he likes to call us muse/enablers. 😉 Well, I finished the pattern, which is called Limberlost Luna, and here is the end result:
It was a lovely knit, and the resulting shawl looks great. It did not get to stay with me for too long, as a dear friend of mine bribed me with cashmere and sock yarn to get it. 😀 The suggestion with the original KAL was to use fingering yarn. I used an apricot colored lace weight Zephyr, as that is what I had in my stash, and as a result my shawl turned out on the small side. The next time I make this (and there will be a next time, even though I don’t say that very often) I will use fingering or even sport weight. But as it was, with the lace weight yarn, it is still a very nice shoulder cover, and fits just right to keep the chill off the shoulders/neck. I used only about 400 yards, and it took me about 6 or 7 weeks to do. But I did have to admit that I spend every spare minute knitting on it. Not that I have that much spare time….. A wonderful and quick knit, none the less.
Just to give you a taste, next I will reveal a disaster, another finished project, and progress pictures of some other project I am working on. But not until next time. See you then!