Tuesday, March 29, 2011

My First Real Lace Shawl

I completed my first real lace shawl, made from Wollmeise lace-garn in Die Auster WD colorway on size 4 needles. The pattern is Pamuya. I love it. I thought it would be a little bigger, but that's ok. Gives me a reason to make another lace shawl . . . one day.

I also made a couple of hats for Janet, a friend who lost her hair while undergoing chemotherapy.

The purple one is Wollmeise Versuch. The pattern is Elen, and it was knit on size 3 needles.

The multi-colored one is Sanguine Gryphon Bugga, held double stranded, knit on size 7 needles. The pattern is Regular Guy Beanie. It's so soft and cushy. She really loved both of them.

In the face of full disclosure, I do have to admit that I have started another hobby, not really a new one, but an old flame that was last done about 15 years ago. I've started cross-stitching again. I know, just what I need, another obsession. I came upon an old book while searching for yarn in my closet, and the bug bit me. I tried to shake it off, but I couldn't. So, I'm cross-stitching Clay's name. I've done all 4 of my children's names when they were little. I'm really enjoying it. Pictures to come at a later date.

Happy stitching.