October 13, 2008

Recovery and Progress

Filed under:News!,Works In Progress — Aileen @ 20:53

I spent today getting over a combination of a small infection and a coeliac reaction. Yay! There wasn’t even any knitting but luckily, there was yesterday and I have some things to show.

The yarn is a beautiful 100% silk from Claudia Hand Painted Yarns that I picked up at KnitKnack in New Jersey during the summer. The pattern is the Swallowtail shawl from Interweave Knits, Fall 2006. I think the pattern is now available to download by itself now – have a look for it if you’re interested! It is a great little pattern. I was inspired by Laurent‘s a few months ago and was waiting to find the perfect yarn for it. The pattern is interesting without being too complex so even the purl rows are bearable.

I have been really enjoying watching the colour pattern emerge on my mitten, too.

The white and green go together even better than I expected. The cuff looks very small but it stretches out a lot! I separated off the thumb last night. I love how the gusset pattern grows out of nothing – it will continue up the thumb, too.

Juliaca has been growing slowly. It only feels slow because I am knitting both front and the back together at the same time. I love the colour and texture of the fabric – it’s going to be really really snuggly.

In other news, three more pattern ideas I had have been accepted by Yarn Forward magazine. I am really excited about all of them and can’t wait to see how they knit up!

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5 Comments »

  1. I’m glad my Swallowtail inspired you. It’s a great pattern and I’m sur I will knit it again. I like these green and white mittens…makes me think I must knit mittens…among lots of other things đŸ˜‰

    Comment by LaurĂ©ole — October 14, 2008 @ 07:00

  2. I love the yarn in Juliaca, it’s got great flecks of pink in it!

    Comment by Yvonne — October 14, 2008 @ 08:56

  3. That´s good news! Good luck with your patterns, I am excited for you. ^_^; My first test knitter has started doing my pattern and it works so far and another one has agreed to help with the english translations testing and correction.

    At the moment I am knitting pumpkins like crazy. ^_^;

    Greetings from Germany, I am so excitet to know you, good luck with the pattern- knitting.

    Elisa, wo was visited by a Swiss fellow knitter today

    Comment by Elisa — October 14, 2008 @ 18:30

  4. That is great news, and I just read over in Ravelry that the magazine is becoming more easily available in Ireland. I can´t wait to check them out.

    The colour of the Claudia Hand Painted yarn is beautiful.

    Comment by Averil — October 15, 2008 @ 21:07

  5. oooh that looks soo nice – all of them! i hope you feel better soon!

    Comment by jen — October 20, 2008 @ 22:48

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