Sunday, April 29, 2007

I was warned....

Ok, so I admit it, I gave in to temptation and cast on for the Forest Canopy Shawl , I was feeling fed up and my resolve weakened when the yarn and pattern just kept calling to me, and they are right you know, once you start ....... here it is so far




I`m not entirely convinced that the colouring on the Opal Magic is the best thing to show the lace (somewhere I saw it made in Trekking XXL which looked brilliant and gave me the idea of using sock yarn) but the yarn is lovely to knit with and I think it is going to be nice and warm - it might improve with blocking anyway.


This is the first time I`ve used life lines - amazing what you discover on the internet, I had no idea they even existed until recently and I`ve been knitting on and off for 35 years , I was merrily sailing away, it is a lovely pattern and easy too, and just thinking I wouldn`t bother with using them any more as I do find the row right after inserting them can be a bit of a fiddle - when I spotted a mistake, Yes I know pride comes before a fall, so I think I shall carry on using them and not try to be a clever clogs.



Elsewhere in knitting, do you ever have those moments on eBay where you throw in a bid not expecting to win and not really caring either? Or is it just me? And why is it they are always the items you win, and the ones you were desperate for get away? Anyway, I threw in my bid the other day, went off to do something else and came back later to find I was the proud owner of


180g of Colinette Fandango - so there is nothing for it but I will just have to go and buy a pattern to make Horace . Don`t you just love the way he moves when you move your mouse (simple things.......)

5 comments:

Sarah said...

I think your shawl will be gorgeous in the Opal, I can't wait to meet your Horace I know exactly what you mean about those ebay bids!

Queen Frogger said...

I love life lines!! I think that your shawl will look good in that yarn.

acrylik said...

Love how the shawl is coming along, I think it's going to look great in that yarn.

How adorable is Horace?!? He's going to look fantastic in that yarn!

Helen said...

The Opal shawl looks pretty. I hope it carries on working out nicely :)

Rain said...

That looks gorgeous so far. I love winning auctions like that. A Horace is the perfect use for the yarn.