Sunday, October 28, 2012


Little cub and I are knitting a shawl together, as a KAL, a knit along, just the two of us, her first lace project, and so i am really knitting each line at the same time she is.

The shawl is Connie, by Vintage Purls, and progress is slow as we both come to terms with the lace pattern. I'm imagining after a few repeats we will both being much much quicker and there will be more to show. Fr now we are just over one repeat. Little cubs is pink, mine purple, and here is we're our Gage's differ, I must be more uptight in forming my stitches and she much more relaxed. I know the lace is not as well defined in hers .... But I'm reluctant to say anything yet, I want to see how the next repeat works out for her.

There is also a new spinning project, and new fibre, this lovely braid of Romney was the first installment In the inaugeral Vintage Purls fibre club, together with yummy eats, and hand care goodies. 100grams of luxury shiney fibre in deep jewel colors, named Night Songs, and as yet I have no idea what to do with it. One local spinner spun hers and had it knitted up within days, into Milo, and it looks amazing. For now it is mine to admire, and dream about.

This week is one of the busy ones, our graduating students present their final collections over the next few days, which means lots and lots of presentations. I suspect I will need lots of relaxing knitting to come home to.

Take care

Na Stella

1 comment:

Knitting Linguist said...

I was SO tempted to join that club - I mean, information entered, almost hit go, kind of tempted. But I told myself I really needed to spin more of what I have first. I am going to have to live vicariously through you - that is some stunning fiber! And I am really looking forward to watching your KAL as it progresses. That is a wonderful idea for introducing her to lace.