Friday, November 12, 2010

I love leaves

Knitted ones at least. NOT the ones I have to rake. Sadly it is prime leaf-raking time around the cul-de-sac.

Since the Estonian stole is a being uncooperative, I've turned to a more soothing evening knit.

I bought two skeins of Brooks Farm Acero while I was at SAFF. I walked through the booth and looked at it twice before caving. It was, after all, in my most favorite deep, dark green.

I wanted a rectangular shawl and definitely something with leaves, so I came up with this one called Lacy Leaves Shawl. Name pretty much says it all, don't you think? The pattern shows it in 5 shades of Blue Sky Alpaca. That is a sportweight and Acero is listed as fingering weight. I'm using a size 7 needle which is what I used the last time I knit with Acero.

Pattern is from the book "Knit Ponchos, Wraps & Scarves" and there is not one single project listed in Ravelry. No one likes but me??

This is my first time knitting anything lengthwise. I have NO feel for what the finished size might be. However, the knitting is just so relaxing I figure if it doesn't work out, I'll rip it all out, reball the yarn, and have just as much fun knitting something else.


Mary said...

Fabulous color!

Sheri said...

That last sentence made me laugh! I have no problem knitting a whole sweater, shawl, anything and ripping it all out and making something else. These people of mine think I'm nuts. But like they say, it's the process, not the progress, I just love to knit.
Enjoy the knitting of leaves, the leaves outside will be there waiting!

YesterUkes said...

You are a true knitter if you would rip out a nice finished project! A friend of mine knitted a sweater years ago that she loved. The sweater stretched out of shape with a few years of wear, so she ripped it out and re-knitted the same sweater! Don't think---no, I KNOW--I would never do that.