My current work in progress:

Aspen, designed by Michele Wang, knit from Elsa Wool Woolen Spun Worsted Weight Cormo

First of May

It’s hard to believe that it is May already. It seems like it was just January.

I think I’ve overdosed on Royal Wedding coverage. It’s everywhere! Though I did enjoy watching it on Friday. And in Friday’s mail I got a package from my buddy L-B. Inside was this:

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And this:

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This is limited edition pattern and yarn commemorating the Royal Wedding from Fyberspates in the U.K., still available (as I post this) here. They are beautiful! I can’t decide whether to knit up the yarn or keep it as a souvenir. Thanks, L-B!

Speaking of knitting (which I do a lot here), I have abandoned the shawl-in-progress that I posted about on Thursday. The pattern just wasn’t doing it for me, so I’ve cast it aside and started a circular shawl:

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This is being knit from Dream in Color Everlasting in the Surf colorway, on 3.75mm needles. It is a considerably larger project than the triangular shawls I’ve been doing lately so it will take me a while to finish.

Lucy sez:

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“Does this mean I get a little break from blocking duties? Yay!”

Comments

  1. I love the color of the new shawl. I haven’t tried a circular one yet except in crochet.
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  2. I can’t wait to see this circular shawl completed … I just bought the pattern for your Exonumist Shawl last night because I fell in love with the way the design “starbursts” out. I can’t wait to see what you come up with for this one!!

  3. Is it just me or is the royal wedding shawl in tardis blue. just a thing i noticed. LOL Can’t wait to see the new circular shawl.

  4. Hannah says:

    Your circular shawl looks great. Just wanted to let you know that I ordered the same yarn you used to make the Shetland Border Shawl. The yarn has not been mailed out yet, so I asked the owner when he was going to mail it. He replied to me that suddenly he received a large number of orders for the lace weight and asked me if something was going on. I told him that YOU had mentioned this yarn on your blog and no wonder that lots of people wanted it! I hope this was okay that I told him about your post.

  5. OoooOOO Circular! (que inflection like California Beach Bunny : “tubular”!) I just started a circular lace motif, it’s radical fun! 😀
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  6. Thanks for showing us the wedding shawl. Wish I thought I could do it. And I love the color also. I haven’t done a lace shawl yet, but I so love looking at yours!

  7. Katerina says:

    Thank you for sharing the wedding shawl. It is beautiful! A little out of my knitting league, but hopefully one day!

  8. Very nice…a pretty color. Very spring.

  9. I’ve been lusting after the royal wedding yarn since I first saw it last week. It is a gorgeous color and just makes me drool (definitely a top pick in my color pallette).

  10. Do working kitties have a union? Poor little Lucy does look overworked to the point of being cross-eyed. You really need to slow down a bit so she can keep up!

  11. LindaH says:

    Wow! That is one STUNNING color and shawl! I can’t wait to get the yarn from the UK. My impulses took over and I just ordered it from the web site that you mentioned in your blog. That shawl has got to be one of the prettiest shawls I have ever seen! Like you, I am not sure if I will use the yarn because it is a collector’s limited edition.. but I will make the shawl, perhaps in a pretty handpainted yarn that I have in my stash or that I order online somewhere. I thought that the color was more of a royal blue though.. It is my favorite color, so I am hoping that this yarn is true to the color in the picture on the web site. Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

    I am such a major sucker for gorgeous yarn! Help me, please!

  12. The shawl is beautiful. But I have a question. I am almost finished with a lace shawl for my daughter on her wedding day. Is there a good method to block it? I have never blocked anything before and want to do it right.

    Thank you

  13. Wendy, I love the color of your shawl underway. Please enter me for this week’s give-away!
    I have lately become a knitting addict!!

  14. The circular shawl looks intriguing, though I can’t say I would look forward to 700+ stitches on one round. There is something about this photo of Lucy that makes it one of my favorite Lucy shots, perhaps ever. Hey Lucy.

    ~firefly