I’m really into knitting (lace) shawls at the moment! It’s so nice to look for a beautiful pattern, find the perfect yarn for it, and knit it! I even recently started knitting lace with lace weight yarn, which is great, since I love knitting with smaller needles and fine yarn!
First, I made a nice Saraste out of a Schoppel Zauberball Lace for Hannah in the handmade swap of the Dutch Karma Group. Meanwhile, I worked on a third Traveling Woman, the first which was for me… I used Drops Delight, in pretty green and purple. The long and gradual colour changes work quite well with the pattern.
Then, I started knitting a Secret Garden Shawl, my first round shawl, and I made it out of a beautiful dark green alpaca and wool mix, very soft, but it still keeps its shape after blocking because of the wool content. A blue Bamboo Waterfall followed, which I gifted to Eva for her birthday.
And now I’m working on a Hanami stole, inspired by Japanese baskets and cherry blossoms. It’s a nice project, but definitely not tv knitting. I really have to focus to avoid making mistakes, but the pattern looks amazing! I already love the shawl and can’t wait to finish it.