My current work in progress:

1. Drachenfels, designed by Melanie Berg, knit from Madelintosh Pashmina in the Black Walnut, Seasalt, and Mineral colorways on a 4 mm (U.S. size 6) needle.
2. Myriad stealth projects.

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First of all, I need to announce the winner of my review copy of the book This Belongs to Me: Cool Ways to Personalize Your Stuff by Anna Wray. The Random Number Generator chose Angie, who has been emailed. Thanks to everyone who submitted a comment to be entered in the contest. Keep reading, because I’ll have more books and products to review and give away!

I attended and taught at the Loopy Ewe Spring Fling at the end of last week and was fortunate to travel to and from Colorado in-between snow events. It was the first Colorado fling, and my first visit to Loopy in Colorado. A good time was had by all and I was as usual too busy teaching to do anything like take photos.

I designed a shawl pattern as a gift for the attendees, and now that they all have copies, I have offered it for sale on Ravelry. You can find my sideways short-row shaped shawl, Colorado Spring, here.

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Contrary to my usual modus operandi, I did knit on the plane so managed a fair bit of progress on Viajante.

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In answer to a question in the comments, the rainbow colorway is colorway “EQ.”  In the same comment my opinion was asked about who has the best selection and price for Kauni yarns — my answer is that I don’t know. What I do know is that the rainbow colorway is pretty popular and tends to sell out first.

In response to another comment, yes, my mouse is on the left side of the computer and yes, I am indeed left-handed!

Here is a close-up of the increases.

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I am doing my increases for Viajante by knitting to 1 stitch before the center stitch, then I knit in the front and back of that stitch, and then again in the front and back of the center stitch. It makes a pretty increase, I think.

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Apparently Lucy missed me and sulked while I was gone. I was very happy to return home to her. Happiness is a purring kitty!

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Comments

  1. Love the shawl pattern, Wendy!

  2. Love your shawl pattern Wendy. Also like the Viajante; especially the rainbow colors. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I cannot get enough of that rainbow yarn! It just dazzles me :)
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  4. did you have any idea it would look that way due to the yarn and increases? Very, very cool. Glad you had fun and glad you are back, Lucy is, well, Lucy after all and she deserves her mama’s undivided attention!! Off to look at the shawl!

  5. Stephanie says:

    The shall looks beautiful! Perhaps I shall give it a try…

  6. Natalie Doyle-Hennin says:

    That’s a gorgeous shawl pattern, Wendy. I like the texture.

  7. The Fling looked awesome! Glad you had fun. I’m sure Lucy was secretly partying the whole time.
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  8. The shawl is beautiful! I’ll have to check it out.

    Love the look that the increasing gives. I think that has just become my favorite increase for basic shawls.

    As the saying goes… Left handed people are in their right mind. But, sometimes I wonder about myself. Lol

  9. Beautiful shawl, Wendy! I love the lace edging…nice touch.
    I will have to get my hands on some Kauni yarn someday. I love the bright colors! :)
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  10. Jennifer E. says:

    You are an inspiration to knitting lefties everywhere. Lefties Forward.

    Sinesterly yours

  11. Congrats to the winner! The shawl looks great Wendy!
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  12. A wonderful shawl, am curious what the front looks like…indeed nice!

  13. good to see you last week and your love Rainbow!!!!! I think I may have to do mine in Kauni (purples of course!) as well rather than the planned Wollmeise

  14. Oh my goodness! Those rainbow colours are making me so happy.
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  15. kniterra says:

    hi, i’m looking how to make a tunic. i found one tutorial on http://www.craftstv1.com/2013/04/crochet-pattern-for-knitted-tunic.html , but it’s a bit complicated for me. could you help me please?!!!!