Posted in Drop Stitch, Free Patterns, Kal, Knitting, Lace, Shawls, Spring

Drop Stitch Shawl KAL

Happy Spring!!! See the white background? Yes! That’s snow! It’s going to go away soon now though, because Spring is here!

Well, I promised a Spring Shawl KAL, so, be sure to join either the Facebook or Ravelry groups. Oh! and before I forget, also pick up a copy of your pattern (free during the KAL).

I hope you’ll join me for this fun little knit!

Happy Knitting!

Lori

 

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Posted in Kal, Knitting, Lace, Shawls, Spring, WIPS

Finishing Up Friday – A Lacy Shawl

I’m FINALLY starting the bind-off for the Lacy Shawl for the Spring KAL (oh! How much more muddled my life has been getting…..). It’s a Picot Bind-off. It’s a BEAUTIFUL bind-off! It does take awhile, but it is SO worth it!

I hope you’ll join me in knitting this lovely shawl! If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, you can join either the Facebook or Ravelry groups (or both, if you want to….), so you’ll be ready on Wednesday, March 20th when I release the pattern for the KAL. You’ve got a few days to finish up your current WIPs (or find a place to stash them, you know, until you can finish them later!).

Happy Knitting!

Lori

 

Posted in Afghans, Blankets, Blocks, Crafting, Dishcloth/Washcloth, Embroidery, Fair Isle, Intarsia, Kal, Knitting, Lace, Shawls, Squares, Stitch Patterns, Stranded, sweaters, Winter, WIPS

WIP Wednesday – Progress Report

It’s WIP Wednesday and I figured I should give a bit of a progress report. First, Blocks for the “Beat the Winter Blues” KAL. 10 finished blocks (4 sewn together) and 2 blocks partially finished. Including the Block Challenge #5, snowflake block on the needles at the bottom of the picture. I’m really happy with this block as I’ve had a bit of problems with Intarsia before. It seems to be working much better for me on this block. YAY!!!

Making pretty good progress on the Grand Forks Cardigan. Still miles and miles of stockinette to go….

Also, making good progress on the Spring KAL shawl. I think this will be a fun knit for Spring. If knitting shawls or lace appeals to you, be sure to clear your WIPs and make room for a little shawl knitting!

Finally, is my latest distraction. I found a fun “new to me” embroidery project, while wandering the aisles of my local JoAnn’s store. It’s called Zenbroidery , and it is a stamped design similar to an adult coloring book. You add embroidery stitches in any color you wish (you can also embellish with beads and sequins if you like). I had forgotten how much I enjoyed embroidery! Well, that’s the progress report for now. How are your projects coming along?

Happy crafting!

Lori

Posted in Knitting, Lace, Shawls, Spring, Summer, WIPS

Spring KAL – A Lacy Shawl!

I’m not even sure EXACTLY how it happens. I got a little distracted. In my defense, someone had posted a Shawl Challenge from Aroha Knits. It sounded like fun. It sounded like a way to do a little more designing with Stitch Patterns. SO….I’ve been playing around with a Spring/Summer Lacy shawl pattern. AND. It’s working out FABULOUSLY (is that really a word?)! It’s been a SUPER fun knit!

Want to get in on a fun, EASY, lacy shawl knit for Spring/Summer? WELL. Here’s the deal…..I’m going to host KAL #2 for this fun little shawl (that’s right….I might be a little crazy….   😉  ). Here’s the deal….. Join either the Ravelry Group or the Facebook group and on March 20th, 2019, I’m going to post a link to the shawl pattern for a fun Spring-time knitting project. That gives you a little more than a month to get all your WIP’s wrapped up (or put in storage….whichever applies….), so you’ll be ready for a new Spring project!

Are you ready for a fun Spring knit? Make sure to join us for our Springtime KAL!

Happy Knitting!

Lori

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WIP Wednesday – A Sparkly Close to You

We’re nearing the “halfway point” on the Sparkly Close to You Shawl. I’m using Lion Brand’s Shawl in a Ball Metallic in the Cleansing Quartz colorway. I’m really enjoying the knitting on this shawl. There’s just enough going on to keep the knitting from getting boring, but also easy enough to be able to memorize what goes on in each row (you know, so you don’t have to constantly be referring back to the pattern…..).

How’s your summer knitting coming along?

Happy Knitting!

Lori

 

Posted in Knitting, Lace, Shawls, WIPS

WIP Wednesday – A New (Sparkly) Shawl

Since I bound off my Sparkly Triangle Shawl (there will be pictures soon…..), I decided to cast-on another shawl. Recently, The Midnight Knitter (of Yarn, Books & Roses) posted she was working on a Close to You Shawl. That looked like a fun knit, so, I cast-on using my other skein of Sparkly Shawl-in-a-Ball yarn (Cleansing Quartz color). For whatever reason, I’m really enjoying knitting shawls right now and this pattern is a definite winner!

What are you working on right now? Cast-on anything new?

Happy Knitting!

Lori