Thursday, May 29, 2008

My Projects

I have decided to make June a combination Lace/UFO KAL.

I am approaching the halfway mark on Muir, a project I started back in January and recently picked up again. I'm knitting it in Oceanwind Knits Wool Silk Lace in a one-of-a-kind colourway called "Agate".

When I finish that I am going to work on a Shoalwater Shawl in turquoise laceweight that I started ages ago and last worked on last summer. My daughter has been nagging me to finish it (I think she lusts after it. LOL).

At the end of June I will be receiving the second installment of Make One's Year of Lace club so will begin work on that when it arrives. I just finished the first shawl today. It's not blocked yet but I can't resist showing it off.

You can see more photos on Ravelry (username: knitsnpurls) or on my blog if you're interested.

Can't wait to see everyone's projects,


Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Bleeding Hearts

I think I have finally decided on my bleeding hearts stole as my Lace Kal.
If I can do one half of the stole per month then I should be able to finish the KAL no problem!
Everyone else picked their pattern?

Sunday, May 25, 2008

I owe you all an apology

Hi Everybody

I feel terrible - I have been ignoring you for so long. I did, finally, finish my "March Sweater madness" sweater in April, and I have actually worn it a few times, but I have yet to post a picture.

I can't actually remember if I took a picture.

I had plans to do so but life has been getting in the way of a lot of fun things lately.

I will do my best to fix this in the next week.

Apologies again.

OH, as far as lace goes, I am currently working on the Swallowtail Shawl in KSH. Does that count?

Friday, May 16, 2008

Joining the Lace KAL

Great idea, Michelle!

I'm definitely in. Good stash buster. Must go find pattern.
I am knitting a lace sweater at the moment but I like the idea of another lacey something...

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

I'm Loving Lace

I have lots of lace shawls to choose from, some still on the needles and some still in skeins. I'll let you know what I decide after I figure it out!

Lace shrug

Thanks Michelle, this is an excellent idea! And, I just got my shipment of yarn today. Funny how those two skeins of sock yarn managed to slip in my order!

So, I will be knitting the DIC Shrug, in Some Summer Sky, a pretty blue shade. I'll post photos, as soon as there is something to photograph.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Lace Knitting

This is exciting for me. I actually cast on Veronik Avery's Layered Skater's Top (overtop) from Knitting Classic Style yesterday but unfortunately, ended up frogging my 8 or 9 rounds. Silly me, I thought I could knit this with super kydd on regular circulars. I desperately need an Addi Lace for this project. Once I get one, I'll start over. Once again, I chose hot pink! Must be a phase or the fact that I live in a house with 3 boys!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

What I plan on knitting that is lacy

I have Guinevere from SOTS to complete and then there is Savannah from SOTS ii.
I can do this - as soon as I finish the sis's afghan...

Lace A Long

Thanks for all your comments! Janet's comment made me think...maybe we can do a lace a long and that way we can include everyone!

So for June and July pick out a project that you would like to knit that has a lace motif and we will knit a long! I will be working on a lace stole for my sister along with many fingering weight shawls for myself!
What are you planning on knitting?

Thursday, May 8, 2008


The brainstorm has turned into a whispering breeze. It seems my creativity is out of juice after 2 fiber festivals worth of dyeing.
So, I will turn to you my trusty friends for ideas.
I was thinking of something in a fingering weight, are any of you up for a fingering weight shawl KAL? Ofcourse it would be a 2 month (at least) KAL so we arn't rushing ourselves.
Does everyone have fingering weight stash?

Or...a tank top? How about that?
Please give me your 2 cents!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


I am in need of another KAL. There will be brainstorming over here at the Sweet Sheep! I will let you know when I have something good.
Anyone interested?

Friday, May 2, 2008


Okay, I have a confession to make. My Mr. Greenjeans is currently sitting in a box with one sleeve finished and the stitches picked up for the second sleeve. Unfortunately, after all that cabling, I've lost interest in the thing. Plus, the malabrigo I was using for it didn't come out the wayI wanted it to (the yarn is a touch too fat for my taste) Even the month of April as UFO month didn't motivate me (I finished my dream in colour shrug and started a wool peddler's shawl instead, argh I have a short attention span). I'm wondering if I should press on or just frog the darned thing and cut my losses. Opinions?