I thought I'd show off my Noro Shawlette that I finished blocking last week. I like the way it turned out after all, even though I was nervous about the colour changes.
The author of 3 amazing knitting books, 2 blogs and designer extraordinaire, Susan B. Anderson, put a link up on her blog not too long ago and this project has been getting a fair bit of traffic over on Ravelry . If you have never heard of Ravelry quick, check it out! It's the reason my knitting has gone from beginner to intermediate in no time (that and knitting nearly everyday). I find so much inspiration there and people who are just as excited about fibre as I am!
So this is the Noro Shawlette. Yarn is Noro Silk Garden Sock # S258. I used 3.5mm needles although gauge probably isn't a huge deal. The pattern I used is called the Simple Yet Effective Shawl by Laura Chau. She designs these really cute patterns and I just love this one. I would knit this again! It was so easy and really, anyone could do it. It was the perfect use for that 1 skein of Noro that Nicole gave me as a gift. Thanks Nicole!
One of the other projects I completed when I was on holidays (well just before actually) was my Hourglass Sweater by Joelle Hoverson. She owns this really cute yarn store in NY that is on my bucket list for sure. I had fun knitting this sweater. I didn't have enough Cascade 220 in the grey heather to make the whole sweater so I added a purple Cascade 220 and went for 4 inch stripes. It turned out okay.
This picture is preblocked, I've since blocked it to get some length. I feel like its too short and I hate wearing something that I constantly have to tug on to fit right. I haven't worn it yet though because the weather has been too hot. I promise to get some better pictures when I have the chance. You can find this project and all the details on my Ravelry page here.
Currently, I'm working on some Christmas gifts but I can't share them yet. I'm also finishing up my 3rd Wallaby of the summer, I'll tell you all about that next time!