Saturday, February 18, 2012
Terra x 2
I have another FO to show you for this month, the Terra shawl by Brooklyn Tweed. I love this one more than the first Terra that I knit out of something other than Shelter. This one's in a color called Homemade Jam.
I first used Shelter to knit a tea cozy last year, and I do like it. I wouldn't say it's scratchy, but it's a dry sort of knitting as opposed to luxurious. The yarn has lots of different flecks of color to keep things interesting, and it becomes a kind of spongy fabric after washing. I noticed the shawl tends to cling to whatever you're wearing, such as cotton or fleece, which could be good as it wouldn't fall off, but I did have a time arranging it for the photo! It's a keeping-warm sort of shawl, which I like. So I'm glad to have another project off the needles this month. I can see doing another one, maybe out of Felted Tweed--yes, I like the pattern that much.
There are still more days in February, so I'm moving on to a small project before starting sweater #2 at the beginning of March. My next project is:
Camellia by Kim Hargreaves, from her spring/summer book Whisper. The pattern calls for Rowan Cotton Glace, a fingering weight yarn, but I'm using Louisa Harding Jasmine, a DK, and it's going just fine. The color looks pretty boring in this photo, but it's really a light grey with silver sparkles in it. The project was commissioned by my mom who has a neighbor undergoing chemo, so the hat will be for her.
I've also added a couple balls of yarn to my stash recently due to a trip to Churchmouse and the closing of the yarn shop where I used to work. The Rowan British Sheep Breeds boucle and a matching ball of BFL chunky will make a nomad hat (pattern by Churchmouse). I don't have a picture of the hat to show you, but they had a really cute shop model. Well, silly and cute, and very warm!
I found a silver pin for my Billie cardigan:
. . . and made an addition to my library of The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook. Have you seen it yet?
It's a wonderful book about every kind of fleece and fiber, with awesome photos and descriptions of the animals, along with more photos of what the processed and unprocessed fiber looks like. I look forward to many teatimes browsing this book.
That's all for now! Oops, one more thing, I have recently discovered knitting video podcasts. Have you seen the one by Knit Me Happy? I think she does a great job--and they can't be all that easy to do. Let me know your favorites if you watch them.