Monday, 11 January 2016

A new week and a new WIP

Thursday last week saw me finishing the body of my Aisling shawl which just leaves the rather extensive border to knit.  I swore after finishing Biellese and Pop Spots last year that I wasn't making another shawl with a knitted on border for a while but obviously forgot!

I've got 79g of the charcoal sparkle yarn (Five Moons Yarns Artemis in Anthra) left which I'm hoping will be enough but am also dropping down a needle size just in case.

After completely messing up the first repeat of the border on Friday though, I've tinked what I knitted and put the WIP in time out for a little bit!

This prompted me to cast on a couple of smaller, quicker WIP's that require a little bit less concentration when socialising!

The left is Easy Knits Deeply Wicked in Pinky which I picked up at Yarndale as it matches my hair!  This one is going to be another Woolly Wormhead Rosalind.  The right is a self striping sparkle yarn from British Bea Knits which was a custom colour way called Nyree Dawn.  I cast this on last night - another pair of my long elbow length fingerless gloves - and not only is the colour way perfection but the yarn base is fantastically soft too.

I'm also attempting to get back into my journalling - or at least some form of organisation/planning.  I still use one of my fauxdori's for knitting planning and notes so have invested in some more of my favourite Moleskine notebooks and Stabilo Point 88 pens.


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