Ok, so it’s no secret that I have been on a shawl knitting kick lately. So, it’s no surprise to anyone that I am bouncing off the walls because I got a bunch of new yarn in the mail today.
The first shawls that I plan to cast on are knit with the Color Affection Shawl Pattern by Veera Välimäki.
My “101 Purple Color Affection Shawl“ will be knit with Knit Picks Yarn in these shades Lilac, Lilac Mist, and Ivory.
I also plan to knit a “Pretty in Pink Color Affection Shawl” for my Daughter with Knit Picks Yarn in these shades Hollyberry, Peony, and Ivory.
I purchased this yarn to knit the Constance Neck Cozy. I saw the name of the pattern and it made me think of this sweet lady who was like a Mother figure to me while I was going to Cosmetology school many years ago. She listened to me when I was in a really dark place while grieving the loss of my Father. She took the time for me when it felt like no one else cared. I went online to shop for yarn specifically for the Constance shawl and this color just popped out at me. I wonder if its coincidence that the name of the yarn is Celestial. She was truly a Heaven sent woman who now watches from Heaven over those who were blessed to know and love her.
and last but not least. I already had this yarn on hand but I am planning on using it to knit the Hitchhiker shawl. The yarn is from Knit Picks in the shade of Hollywood.
I also have two more projects in my line up. I am just waiting to see how much yarn that I have left before I pick colors. One is shawl with lace on one edge and the other is a scrap yarn cowl which should be perfect for using up the left over Purple, Pink, and Ivory yarns.
Over the last 2 weeks I had been knitting a shawl with some yarn that I had left over from a sweater I knit last year. I wasn’t really happy with the yarn for the sweater so I don’t know why I thought a shawl would be any different. I ran out of yarn and I did try to rip it back but the yarn just wouldn’t ravel and my temper got the best of me. Into the trash can it went. At least it was only some cheep acrylic yarn. I was more ticked off about loosing two weeks of my free time than I was about loosing the yarn.
After that issue I needed something easy to work on so I started crocheting more hats to donate to the troops. I am happy to say that the yarn was behaving for me and I am almost done with my Project Forever 24 – 2015. I will post pictures of my newest hats soon. ;)
Until next time
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