Saturday, June 16, 2007

Sirdar Shrug

This is the finished Sirdar Shrug using Blur yarn in 'Indigo' shade, it took just over 3.5 balls of yarn, very soft and warm! I have chosen to donate it to Claudia who is doing a cycle ride for the National MS Society. Go and take a look at her blog, donate some money if you wish and look at all the generous wonderful prizes people have pledged to help raise funds for the National MS Society.

Sunday, June 03, 2007


This is my finally finished Baltic Sea Stole the pattern is from Fibre Trends and I bought the pattern from Get Knitted. I used Rare Comfort Jo Sharp Kid Mohair, also available from Get Knitted in the colourway 'Cello'. I bought 10 balls and used 9.5, as I slightly increased the length of the stole to use as much yarn as possible. This has taken me months of occasionally knitting a few rows, but being my first lace project I really like the result. The pattern was very repetitive but I now realise this is what lace is about. Some of the lace patterns are so pretty I will be venturing into more challenging patterns, which one to choose though, there are loads of shawl patterns I love, any suggestions as to what to do next?
The Sirdar Shrug is next on the needles, pictures to follow


This is a 2ply, approx 260yds, 12wpi yarn. 1 ply is of soy silk and the other of random dyed Suffolk wool. The yarn is quite soft as the soy silk balances the roughness of the Suffolk wool.