Saturday, September 26, 2009

Ciruclar Progress

It's a gloriously cool Saturday here in Central Virgina - overcast and rainy, but still gloriously cool! In fact, the season's first marching band competition this evening will probably tend more toward cold and will provide a great excuse to break out a sweater!

Speaking of sweaters...and wool....and's an update on my Circular Vest progress. I'm ready to place stitch markers for the sleeves - then it's more circular knitting for me. I like the weight of the Noro Chirimen. It's mostly cotton and blended with a little wool and silk.
Circular progress
Ishbel is also going well. I only have three more lace patterns until I finish. There wasn't much knitting time this week as I had to be out of the house on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, AND Thursday evenings. Unfortunately, most of today will be spent getting caught up on excess paperwork.
Ishbel progress
I'm also resisting casting on for Girasole. I bought the yarn a while back after seeing Janice's beautiful completed shawl. (link is to Ravelry-you must be a member to see it) I'll be knitting mine in Dream in Color Baby's November Muse with hexagonal beads. They're very sparkly!
Dream in Color Baby-Girasole
I also was sucked into - I mean lovingly convinced- to join The Enchanted Woods Lace Shawl KAL sponsored by the lovely ladies over at The Unique Sheep. The KAL doesn't start until January which is, I think, I the perfect time to have a nice warm shawl on your lap! Do you think you might have some time to knit along with us in January? Check out the KAL at the Unique Sheep linkie on the sidebar!


Hattie said...

I love hex beads. They just seem to be sparklier than regular ones!

catspaw said...

Wonderful color and I love the beads. Where did you get them? I'll try to remember to give you one of my beading toos for placing them.