First attempts at lace

19 05 2008

Well with all the beautiful sun recently I started to think that maybe the Juliet cardigan would be too heavy for the wedding so I decided to start a Forest Canopy Shawl. This is my first real attempt at lace and for a while it was a little frustrating, especially when it was 2 rows forward, 6 rows back but I think I have now got over that hurdle and the pattern seems to have clicked. The yarn is Fyberspates sock yarn in Grenada colourway, it also matches my dress, probably even more perfectly than the Malabrigo so I am happy. I just hope I get it finished it time!

The Juliet certainly hasn’t been forgotten, I will definately continue with it for winter 🙂


It is the east, and Juliet is the sun…

7 05 2008

Well I’ve braved the world of adult garment knitting, after 16 months of knitting I have finally decided to make myself a cardigan, it is Juliet from Zephyr Style. I was very lucky to win an Ebay auction for 8 skeins of Malabrigo chunky in my favourite colourway, Holly-hock, just enough for my size, so I decided to take the plunge!!!

Even for a very experienced knitter, knitting something in my size is no 1/2 measure, but I am hoping to have it finished in time for my friends wedding on 6th June as the dress I have bought matches the yarn perfectly. Please keep your needles crossed and send me good knitterly vibes xxx