My Oriel Cardigan is finally complete, and the first item off the needles for Spring, 2011!
This was such a fun knit. I loved working on the lace at the bottom. Although I took nearly a month to complete it, this was a quick knit when I sat down to work on her.
I'm growning to like the taupe; I think that I'm shifting towards neutrals in my middle age. The Nashua Creative Focus Cotton was a pleasant knit.
I chose very plain, Wal Mart buttons, but I think they work.
Although a mild blocking on the lace wouldn't kill it, I like the fit, and think it would look lovely in wool as a full blown long sleeved sweater.
South Bay Shawlette
I'm also working on a South Bay Shawlette as a prayer shawl for a hospice.
It's a lovely pattern, and easy to crochet. The Caron Spa, while super soft, is very splitty, and a bit of a Diva PITA to work with.
I should make another one in sock yarn. With crochet, lighter is almost always better.
I got the pattern and yarn.
I went with the Sandalwood colorway on the yarn, which is more or less my nude. Hope that this doesn't turn out to be the "Invisible Girl" dress.
I played around with the lace pattern a little, but need to do a serious gauge swatch. I can be slack about gauge many times (didn't do one for Oriel), but this project is too large for skimping.
Crocheted Shell Blanket
The yarn for this blanket should come in any day now.
One of my Knitsibs is having a baby boy in May, and the shower is in several weeks, so I'm pretty sure I can pull this off. I ordered the colors pictured.
I <3 Spring!
Even though I love the extra evening light, I haven't adjusted to Daylight Savings Time very well. It's probably an aging thing.
...and the pollen is everywhere! Mellow Yellow, indeed.
Still, I love spring.
I'm looking forward to some visits from relatives, Create South, US Pro Cycling Championships, Georgia Renaissance Festival, Spoleto, and of course getting around and about in Charleston before it gets too hot.