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.

3 comments:

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.