Sunday, April 16, 2006

Here comes the lace.

I download the Diamond Lace Fantasy Shawl pattern today and decided to swatch it with some leftover Regia Silk sock yarn. Believe it or not...the addis are working for this pattern. I am using US#5 and there are no real tricky moves....well, not that I have encountered yet. Some k2tog and some ssk...a few psso's...addis this diameter can handle such simple moves.



I am loving it! LOVING. I am actually going to use the Regia Silk for the shawl. It works out perfectly and it is a dream to knit with.

The yarn has a little shimmer to it, which really looks lovely.



Check out Cara's beaded version she is knitting. I am really loving that idea...maybe I'll have to make a couple of these!

I am still selecting a colour for Grandma's shawl...which may be a Diamond Fantasy as well.

I do have some charcoal grey that was going to be a pair of socks...but...Nonna over in Italy would love the grey (according to my MIL).
Only little old Italian Nonna would love grey...or black!
So Nonna...although we have never met (I send pictures occasionally with a little note in my attempt at Italian...I found a site that will translate for you, it helps!) I am about to become your favourite Granddaughter in law!


Other knitting news...the sockpal socks are blocking!



Next up, a little sock sleeve...

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

http://www.kimhargreaves.co.uk/acatalog/ROSE.html
May 29th is the birthday little sister... I do like it in the white. size 2x buy lotes of yarn or should I start sending it.
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Anonymous said...

blake would like you to knit him some kind of animal maybe a dog and or a sweater with a zipper. He is a mens medium size. thanks
bk

knitnthings said...

Very pretty!

Wool Winder said...

Beautiful work on the socks! And, I know the shawl will be fantastic!

Stephanie said...

Very nice. I'm feeling the twitches of lace knitting. Soon! And the finished socks look very lovely.

Stephanie said...

Very nice. I'm feeling the twitches of lace knitting. Soon! And the finished socks look very lovely.

Purly Whites said...

You are such a generous knitter! Your family is very lucky.

Kenny said...

Oh my god, your swatch looks perfect. I wish my lace would turn out like that.