Happy Monday to you! I’ve been wanting to share this project with you all, but the timing never worked out right or I had too many other things to blog about. BUT it is a lovely project. This is called Sonnensegel and it is a shawl, or scarf? It’s a big triangle basically, alternating stripes of garter stitch (done in Noro) and stockinette (using Rowan Kidsilk Haze).
You start with just a few stitches and increase as you go. It’s really easy to memorize, and gets to be pretty mindless, so it’s wonderful social or movie-watching knitting. I think it would be gorgeous in some handspun and a nice laceweight yarn. I have to say while I love the colors in the Noro, it was really annoying how the Noro and Kidsilk loved to grip onto each other…tangly mess! But the colors are beautiful. My LYS owner picked out these colors – this will be a shop sample for her.
This project is finished. It just needs a healthy blocking, and I’ll take some FO photos shortly after!
An update on my Exploration Station. The brioche KICKED MY BUTT. I totally messed it up and had to frog the section. I’m hoping I will be up to the challenge for round two… I guess I’ve been put in my place! I’m not used to getting stumped by my knitting… it’s ON!!
I think I’ll leave you with some “good things” today to start your week right. :)
+ Susan B. Anderson has a new shawl pattern based on one of my absolute FAVORITE childhood books. I’m gonna have to knit it.
+ I’ve got my eye on plenty of yarns from this shop.
+ I finally finished reading this book. It’s cozy and wonderful and makes you hungry!!
+ This easy top pattern looks so comfy. This new trend of shirt that are longer in the back than the front is the greatest invention ever…
+ This painting and the artist. I dream of having one of her works hanging in my home.
Enjoy your week!