Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Upcoming Lace Class

I have always loved to knit lace. And it's not always thin yarn and small needles! But this time it was. Ever since we got the madelinetosh Tosh Lace, I have wanted to make something with it. It's so pretty and soft. I have a folder of patterns at my desk that intrigue me and so I looked through it and the Kiwassa Shawl pattern by Gardiner Yarn Works jumped out. It was perfect for this yarn.

After about 2 rows I realized my regular Addi Turbo needles were not quite pointy enough for the job, so I switched to the Addi Turbo Lace needles. These were fantastic! The tips are so sharp, and worked really well on all those k2tog, ssk, etc. By this past Saturday, I only had 4 rows left on the shawl. I knew I'd finish it Saturday night, and be left without a knitting project for Sunday. Without a knitting project, I am forced to clean, and that's a lot less fun! Since my upcoming lace class offers a choice of two patterns (and one is the Kiwassa shawl!) I figured I'd knit up the second option for folks to see.

I'd been working in the shop on Saturday and I was inspired by all the projects our customers were buying or showing us during the day. The madelinetosh Tosh Sock in the Afternoon color was catching my eye all day. So I grabbed it and took it home, along with the Midnight Lace Scarf pattern by Gardiner Yarn Works. This is the other pattern that people can choose to knit in my lace class. It's such a great pattern and is going to be beautiful in this yarn. The beauty of this scarf is that not only does it involve lace, but it also has a cable pattern. It's a very good place to start for a less experienced knitter.

Come in to the shop to check out these beautiful lace pieces. And sign up for my lace class!


baby face said...

I think your shawl is simply
beautiful. Can't wait to see the
next one. You did a great job.

choo choo knits said...

What a fabulous shawl! Great job Barb!