My current work in progress:

1. pour moi, designed by Lori Versaci, knit from Wollmeise Merino DK in the "Stella Polaris" colorway on a 3.75 mm (U.S. size 5) needle.
2. Outlander MKAL Shawl, designed by Rachel Rodin, knit from Lornas Laces Shepherd Sport in the "Beauchamps" and "Fraser" colorways on a 3.75 mm (U.S. size 5) needle.
3. Myriad stealth projects.

Now Hear This

The Faro Easy Shawl pattern is now available for sale in my Ravelry shop, or from the link below, for $5.00 (delivered via pdf download):

buy now Now Hear This

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An easy Faroese-style shawl knit from the bottom up that takes 600 – 650 yards of dk/light worsted yarn.

Size:
Unblocked: 54” across the top edge (wingspan), 22” down the center back
Lightly Blocked: 72” across the top edge (wingspan), 26” down the center back

On To the Shawl at Hand

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Actually, I’m cheating. This is a photo from Sunday night. I’ve made a bit more progress since then.

The lace looks a bit dense, but when blocked will open up nicely. It may look complex but is pretty easy to execute — just yarnovers, k2tog, and “sl 1 k2tog psso.” The only tricky bit is that you are sometimes working a decrease into a yarnover from the previous row. If you don’t have pointy needles, it can be a bit tricky. But I am using my nicely pointy Addi Lace needles.

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My other project:

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A sock from Madeline Tosh sock yarn, in the Malachite colorway. This is my current commuter knitting. I’d have a bit more progress but this morning noticed something boneheaded I had done about 6 rounds down, so spent the morning commute dropping down and fixing it.

New Kitty!

Look at my new kitty!

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I installed Snow Leopard on my iMac yesterday. Installation went without a hitch and took a little under an hour. It’s too early for me to comment on the changes this OS upgrade hath wrought, but everything seems to be working properly, so that’s a good thing. I have noticed that things are faster all-over

Lucy Sez

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“Huh. Some kitty.”

Comments

  1. Love those PDF patterns, they’re so easy to read/blow up.

    Poor Lucy. She’s much better than any snow leopard.

  2. Ooh, the new lace project is really pretty. It looks like it will be a stole, yes?

  3. Shirley. in PA says:

    I just installed Snow Leopard too Wendy. I’m looking forward to playing with it, but in the meantime I love the new wallpaper. By the way, I plan to buy your Faro Easy shawl pattern tomorrow. I hope it is easy. :)

  4. I love the new lace knitting project. Actually, I pretty much love all your projects, LOL!! Wish I could knit as quickly as you do!
    .-= Lisa´s last blog ..Why We Don’t Eat at the Table =-.

  5. I think the Faro Easy will be a great pattern to make use of some of my handspun. I’ve got some Navajo Churro I’ve just finished. This will be a good project for it. I also think it’ll be a good prayer shawl pattern. I’ve been using another Faroese shawl for the last few I made. New shawl is lovely.
    .-= southparknitter´s last blog ..On the go =-.

  6. I usually prefer semi-circular shawls, and I certainly do like your recent ones, but the rectangular shawl/stole you’re working on now is screaming at me. I just love it and I love that the edging is knit right along with the body — I REALLY love that. I’ve never made a rectangular shawl/stole, but this one might just be the first…assuming you write it up for sale. :-)

  7. Love that sock yarn – must go look for it. I am having troubles with my Mac. It seems Safari is very sluggish. I’m considering the upgrade. If you don’t mind my asking, do you use Safari, Firefox, or what? I look forward to hearing how the upgrade performs. Love the shawl!
    .-= Beth Bachuss´s last blog ..This Summer =-.

  8. The Faroese shawl is the same colors as the snow leopard!

    This is a dumb question, but I’m still a fairly new knitter: when you find a mistake a few rows back like that, do you take it off the needles and frog or do you just undo it one stitch at a time?

  9. Glad to hear your SnowCat slipped into its home easily. Mine is still sitting on my desk staring at me. Maybe tomorrow…
    .-= kmkat´s last blog ..News from the family =-.

  10. What’s Snow Leopard?
    .-= Jocelyn´s last blog ..Two FOs and an observation =-.

  11. Pretty, pretty, pretty… I’m loving the new creamy cashmere shawl. What is the sock pattern going to be called — it’s a beautiful shade!

  12. I’m so tempted to get that faro easy pattern, but I really want that colorway too! I’ve never done a shawl in that design but you make it look so easy! And I find lace knitting with a slightly heavier weight goes easier.

    Jealous of snow leopard! I have a five year old iBook that is about to bite the dust so I am dreaming about a new mac!

  13. I don’t think your cashmere lace looks “dense”. I think it looks drop-dead gorgeous! :)

  14. Did you install Snow Leopard over Leopard or over Tiger? I’m still using Tiger and trying to figure out if I need to go thru leopard to snow or can I just make the leap right to the big cats!

  15. I really want Snow Leopard, but the cost is a bit much for me to take. I would be upgrading from Tiger and it wouldn’t be that oh so luscious 30$ upgrade.
    .-= Seanna Lea´s last blog ..36 eggs : part 1 (12 eggs) =-.

  16. We just installed Snow Leopard on 4 Mac laptops (3 old macbooks, 1 new metal macpro). 2 went without a hitch, one got its preferences screwed up (took an hour to figure out, but was just a pref that had turned off web access!) and the last one (mine) needed to be rebooted, and then all was well, except that some mail got double downed once. I much prefer when upgrades are hitch-less (as leopard itself was)…but the hitches were minor. Probably because we all had current back ups!

  17. The Beatles–of course!!
    “She Loves You!! (yeah, yeah!)

    and, we love you!
    pvb