Monday, January 28, 2008

Simple Shawl in Progress

I've been wanting to post for some time now about some of my crafty projects...but I am only just getting to it:-p I have several sewing projects I want/need to get to, but I will post about those later. For now, let's talk knitting!

A little before Christmas I decided to make a shawl. I've been wanting to for awhile now, but never found something I thought was easy enough for my skill level.(I've been knitting for about 3 years now, but I am still very much a beginner)

Well, a dear old blog friend(perhaps some of you remember Jewel, at Eyes of Wonder) had posted a pattern to a shawl that her and her daughter made. Well, I LOVED it. Simple and pretty:-) So that is the one I decided to do.

And thanks to my sweet parents(for my birthday), I got some yarn that I hope will make a lovely shawl. My Mom insists the color and yarn are perfect. I haven't decided yet if I like the is kind of a boucle yarn and it blurs the stitches a bit. However, I may find that I like it very much..the color certainly is nice. It is kind of a misty color, with blues and browns in it.

Here is my current progress on it. Not much I know, but for a lady with 3 kids(one being a baby) well, I'd say I'm doing okay:-)

I'm using circular needles..size 7 or 9. Can't remember right now. The pattern is really quite simple and I enjoy it.

Here is a close up of the edge. I like that there is a lacey look but that it is easy to get. I don't really have to remember a bunch of difficult stitch patterns.

And just for is a picture of Dan playing piano and his little boy coming to help:-) Liam loves it when his daddy plays...and can often be found "playing" along side him!

Well, I am hoping to get back to my knitting sometime tonight. I keep getting stalled when Liam decides he isn't going to sleep well. Well, at least it should be done by next winter:-p

Hope you all are having a splendid day!




Tilly said...

Sommer, you'll never believe it (lol), but I'm making that very same shawl!! :D I'm using a grey wool my grandmother gave me... I'll try to get pictures of it...and get back to work on it! I love the colors/yarn you will be so snuggly!

Mrs Lavender said...

The shawl is beautiful. It looks so delicate! Great work.

My husband plays the piano as well. The picture of your husband and the baby is precious.

Lauren Christine said...

Could you link to the pattern? :) It looks so pretty! (Like I need another shawl, tee hee)

Lauren Christine said...

I just tagged you :)

fairmaiden said...

Happy Birthdays to your babies...Fiona and Liam.

YOur shawl is very pretty. It looks soft. I am going to learn how to knit soon. My friend has started a Ladies Handiwork Fellowship.

Jenny said...

Awww! I love pictures of little ones with their daddies. :)

You are doing GREAT with your shawl progress. I have so many unfinished craft projects and wish projects. One of these years when the babies get a little older I might just get something finished. :)