Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Pacific Rim & other knits

I have cast on for the Woodland Shawl in 'Dream in Color' Baby. I love it! The colour, the slightly nubbly, homespun (not by me, but by someone good!) texture of the yarn, the simple but satisfying pattern.... get the picture? In good Ravelry fashon I felt the project deserved a name & whilst I had my one ideas I mentioned it to Mr J. said I wanted to reflect the colour & pattern. He came up with Tofino & Wakaninish, both on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Trees rolling down to foggy, stormy beaches. Clearly we had the same memories bang before our eyes, those of an awesome trip to British Colombia some 12 years ago. Skiing in Whistler, followed by a trip across to the Pacific Coast of Vancouver Island & down to Victoria, so the project is christened 'Pacific Rim Shawl'. Here she is:I have put it to one side though, once cast on & approved of by my KAL chums because I want to finish Cliete. Here she is, pictured in the early evening sunshine! I am onto a second skein of the malbrigio lace & I will continue for a while yet, so I can wrap my self in a cloud of butter soft, whisper warmth.
Mr J's simple thick socks are also nearer to completion with their simple plain foot & baby cable ankle top:
The yarn is regia dk, kaffe fasset 'landscape fire'. Its a bit scratchy but first wash should resolve that. What else? I bought myself these:

K2 'Burnin Lov' lady skis! They are so pretty & should ski like a dream. Shame I wont get to use them anytime soon but they were a huge bargain & exactly what I wanted.

...and my 'baby' comes home on Sunday! Home from the snows! Gee three months have flow by, chaos will return to the hill!


Heather L. said...

Your shawl is just gorgeous! And I like the blue of the new one.

I've just started in on Nutkin socks. My sister convinced me it was really easy, and she was right. They are coming along quite quickly now. It was my first time to do the double edge at the top (where you fold it over and knit it in).

Knit NIght tonight at my house. I think we'll have 2 new knitters and several others as well. Saturday we go to teach 15 Chinese ladies how to knit! Wish me luck. :)

clarabelle said...

Oooh, I so want a husband who comes up with dreamy names for my knitting.... you lucky woman, you! And I so want to visit Canada, particularly as my grandfather was from Ottawa.

Cleite really looks a beautiful shawl (it's in my queue).

And have fun with your 'baby'!