Thursday, October 4, 2007

Knitting for Me Again! (Adriana)

I'm pretty much done my stealth Christmas knitting. I have the ends to weave in on one project and I still have to knit Granny's socks but I can blog about that.
A few weeks ago I asked for help deciding on a lightweight wrap for fall. The Swiss Cheese Scarf seemed most popular and I cast on right away using the lovely Regia Strato in Granite from The Jane. Unfortunately, since I was using a heavier weight yarn, I had to do some math (which I do enjoy but it makes things more complicated) and this project rapidly got less appealing.
cheese1
This is as far as I got with it.

As I wandered through Ravelry I kept coming across gorgeous versions of the Clementine Shawlette from Spring 2007 IK. This one, done in Wollmeise Sockenwolle, especially caught my eye. Encouraged by Bertha (for whom I was the 1000th commenter!), I frogged the Swiss Cheese Scarf and cast on for the Clementine Shawlette which shall henceforth be known as the Granite Shawlette. I'm knitting both halves together at the same time because I'm worried about running out of yarn. I'm through the increase section and onto the straight knitting. This pattern is very memorizable but still interesting. I definitely recommend it.
granite2
Two at once

granite1 Close up on the stitch pattern. The zig-zag really shows off the striping in the yarn

I'd like to have this done for next week when I am off to the big city to see two awesome shows. I anticipate getting a good amount done this weekend since we are going to the in-laws for Thanksgiving (I'm taking this and my marketing study notes so you know what I'd rather be working on :P).
Happy (Canadian) Thanksgiving!

5 comments:

Bertha said...

Wow, that is turning out awesome!!! Great idea knitting both sides at once! I can't wait to see it finished!

Heather G. said...

Love those colours! I forgot you were hitting town.

Stephanie said...

go granite! who else would yo knit for?

Azura said...

Will you have time for a visit when you hit the big city? Even for coffee or a quick hello? Wait... I'll just email you my pleading (and schedule)
:D

ps. LOVE the shawl. Is it hard? Could I do it? I have an abundance of sock yarn and no real desire to knit socks.

Rachel said...

Wow, that yarn works beautifully with this pattern! It looks like a night sky streaked with shooting stars to me.

Of course, really I do not want to speak to you because you've FINISHED YOUR CHRISTMAS KNITTING. I've never heard anything so absurd. I have barely managed to remember that we are well into the half of the year in which Christmas falls, let alone make any plans for it.