I have been hit hard with Shawl flu and I haven't been able to resist
It started with Lace Baktus - This is in Pear Tree 4 ply and caused great angst when I ran out of yarn- instead of unpicking it back I managed to source some more yarn - through the wonders of Ravelry.
I think I caught this flu from Lyn, Margarita and Lee , they were all infected with Baktus at the camp a few months back .
On a side note I have to thank Margarita and Jane for the blocking wires which are taking my lace to another level altogether.
Then the infection spread onto Aestlight, which I kindly or not shared with Kristen(K10) we have been doing an Aestlight KAL - I did get a tad overzealous at this point and couldn't contain the infection or enthusiasm for knitting. This is knit in on of the balls of Malabrigo sock yarn that the Sock Victim gave me for my birthday.
Then Ysolda's Damson jumped onto the needles - is this virus ever to be contained? Again the Malabrigo sock yarn was taken out and permission was given to use it, as technically it is sock wool and a shawl is not a sock but as the pattern did again specifically recommend Malabrigo sock yarn permission was granted.
I am now eyeing off the green ball of Malabrigo for the Milkweed shawl. The last an final ball of Malabrigo will be socks as it is Sock Victim not missfee colours.
Now I am taking a small detour into the future toy cabinet at the Royal Easter Show next year with Aggie bear from The Knitted Odd Bod Bunch - part of how I spent my Birthday voucher - a whole blog post is coming with book reviews and Maremeko items later this week(hurry up Australia Post)
I am already onto the jumper part - Aggie is going to be big - about 50cm!!!!
I pulled out a 4ply cardie today that has been on my list and mind for a while now- and there is much discussion here as to whether or not I will wear this. What do you think?
So apologies for the flurry of posts but finally the sunshine has helped lift the fog over me - and as you can see the knitting has continued but I have been a bit mute about it. Thanks so much for you kind emails and chats over the past few weeks I really have appreciated the support.