I have been consumed by laceweight projects over the last ten days or so. Even though I have other projects on the go that are heavier weights, I just can’t stop knitting this fine yarn with these tiny needles!
The pink project is the Laminaria shawl that I started in January. I put it down in February, feeling that the shocking pink was just too … pink for the depths of winter, and went on to make a green version instead. Now that summer is here, I am wearing much brighter colours, and I found that the uncompleted pink shawl was calling to me from the yarn cupboard where it had been hibernating. I’m making a larger version this time around, and can’t wait to have it around my shoulders!
The blue project is another Ishbel, again knitted as a gift. This version is in Malabrigo Lace. It is not a colour I would wear, but the recipient is blonde haired and blue eyed, and I think it should suit her very well. Again, a very quick knit, but I’m going to stop making stuff for others for a while – I’m too selfish to want to spend all my hobby time on other people.
The green project is the beginning of a Featherweight Cardigan (Rav link), also in Malabrigo Lace. I saw Linda’s version-in-progress, and was so inspired by it that I immediately ordered yarn and cast on the moment it arrived.
Unfortunately, I think I may have bitten off a bit more than I can chew! I also have some socks on the needles that I haven’t mentioned yet, and only three nailbiting weeks to go before my month-long yoga teacher training course starts in August. I’m going to go all out and try and finish all of these projects before then, but I’m not sure I’ll make it in time!