Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The Fall of Knitalongs

There are so many wonderful knitalongs out there that I am always tempted to join but eventually I see reason. Reason says that I should finish some of the stuff on the needles before starting yet another project. Two knitalongs have called out to me so much lately though that I have joined.
One of the knitalongs is for Fulmar. If you have been reading my blog you may remember (or you may not since it has been awhile since I have worked on it) that I have been working on Fulmar forever. This is a great knitalong for me since I obviously need some inspiration and I don't need to add another project to me needles.

My Fulmar is currently on the home stretch of the front. Yes, that means that I still must knit 2 sleeves and the back. Someday I will finish this sweater. Honestly. . .

The second knitalong is for the Icelandic Lace Shawl courtesy of Knitting Daily. The pattern was free. I had most of the yarn. I am not currently working on a lace project. So I took the plunge. It looks like it will be a fairly quick knit also. I have only been working on it for a week.

I am using size 6 needles and 9 colors of blues and greens from Knitpicks Palette. I have been hearing some grumblings about the shawl being too small. The jury is still out on mine. I tend to block things quite large anyhow. I may switch to a size 7 for the border though.

Happy knitting everyone!


Brigitte said...

Hi Lorri... Came over from the Fulmar KAL - wow, you've gotten a lot done! It looks beautiful, I'm really looking forward to starting mine. I'll be using Scottish Fleet.

So nice to find another traditional knitter - I love your Katherine of Aragon. I think that's the first I've seen made up.

N. Maria said...

Both pieces of knitting are beautiful.
I love your colors in the Icelandic Lace Shawl.

Laritza said...

Your Fulmar is gorgeous. The color is specially pretty. I also like the color combination on the shawl.