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Hello old and new friends. My blog has been inactive but I am still around. I loom-knit (and weave now, too!) but I seem to take more photos of my toddler than my crafts these days. She has that cute factor going for her. Because of this, I have started a tumblr called Tiny Taughts of our home lessons, crafts and projects. Please visit me there and I promise to come back here soon!


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Something lacy is looming

My looms will soon embrace some lace knitting. My sister, Trisha, is getting married this spring and I get to knit her a pretty shawl for her shoulders. Her colors are like a clover green and blue hydrangea. She is leaning toward green for her shawl so I'm studying my stash.

I like the bright greens of this one ...

12ply Frizz Tiaga

And the sheen of this one ...
Ray of Sunshine in Tiaga

Both yarns are actually the same colorway — Tiaga — but they each pick up the dye just a bit different. Neither have wool, which would give me a little give on the looms, so that worries me just a little. I must knit loose!

Some runners-up (one of which might become a matron of honor shawl for me) ...

Creatively Dyed Yarn
Creatively Dyed Yarn Tradewinds in colorway Fig ... from a Stitches Midwest trip

Hand Maiden fine yarn
Handmaiden Fine Yarn Swiss Mountain Sea Sock ... my husband's splurge for me during our Canada trip

To help me on my lace-knitting bender, I just picked up an e-booklet, Loom Knit Shawls: From Simple to Sublime by Renee Van Hoy. I've always adored her lace patterns and now I get to jump right in. The instructions are written in a nice, clear manner. The pattern I am choosing is a perfect match for my sister and she will see why — in June. ;-)


But first I have to clear my 1/2-gauge CinDWood loom. I must decide whether to finish or frog this work in progress.  And I have my costumes to seam and two Christmas stockings to knit, but really's who's counting?

3 comments:

  1. cant wait to see your lacy shawl, Renee's patterns are totally brilliantly done very clear and easy to follow too so it should be a cinch for an expert like you :p exciting stuff :)

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  2. The yarns are just lovely - how will you ever choose? I'm so glad you like the shawl patterns. Thank you so much for linking to my book! I'm looking forward to photos of your shawls.
    Renee

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