Next week we will see the opening of a new KAL on Ravelry – Spring into Summer. Spring is a circular lace shawl, created with a Pi structure and heavily beaded. Including a crochet beaded detail crocheted to the edging join.
It has been a couple of years since I last created a KAL project and it seems like the timing is right! The first shawl I knit was in undyed yarn – Einband – that I intended for painting with dyes. Fiona has been test knitting the “normal” version. A beautiful Green Malabrigo Lace. Last night she posted a picture of the shawl blocking! Fiona has done a great job – it is beautiful.
Now I am working on a few smaller projects, mittens and lace, caps and hats. Some projects for the Buffalo Wool Co and some for me and/or the store. I am having limited success as I am a little distracted – one of the projects is frogged and awaiting a reknit!
You see – I am waiting to start a bigger project – the yarn is on its way and everything is hush, hush! So things might be a little quiet on the knitting front for a while! LOL!
I am very excited by this KAL – the project sort of grew organically. The shawl was originally just going to be a painting project for me. But – encouraged by comments of others and my own excitement about the shawl that was appearing on the needles – I decided to write-up the pattern.
I was not disappointed! Fiona has shown how beautiful the pattern really is! I hope that you will think so as well!
On Sunday, Tamera, Fiona and I will be off looking for the perfect local for pictures! Do you have suggestions? I was thinking of a Garden setting of some kind. Milner won’t work this weekend as we have time constraints – something closer to home?