I have so much to write about that I’m having to just cut it down into small bites or I’ll never get anything on this page! I’ve been finishing up the pattern for the afghan we’re making later this fall – Karen proofed it for me this week and I took the best pictures I could of the blocks, now to finish up the general instructions and figure out formatting and so on. It’s complicated and interesting for such a big pattern.
Anyway, I’ve also been knitting happily away when the computer screen starts to blur. I posted a photo to Facebook of the Alegria we received from Manos:
Beautiful, unusual colorways plus a wonderfully soft merino/nylon base = so many possibilities. So of course, I couldn’t let it go at this. Had to play!
Refined with a punch
Unrefined with a punch
Loved them all, couldn’t choose, plus I needed a quick model. This is what I made with one skein:
I love this sweet asymmetrical shawl with a sawtooth eyelet edge and a picot bindoff, all in garter stitch so the colors blend beautifully, it’s so soft and squishy, and the pattern is free on Ravelry! It’s Justyna Lorkowska’s Close to You and it’s an addictive fun knit! Go get it, then come get your favorite color of Alegria! You can finish the shawl before the classes start –
Speaking of which, the sweater class is full, I’m happy to say, and the others are filling up nicely. If there’s a class you’re interested in, please don’t delay registering!