Tomorrow we start our KAL – that is, both of us joining up with the Second Wave Piper’s Journey KAL by Paula of Knitting Pipeline. I may have let you down in the past KALs, but I promise I am up for this one! I was going to use the Alisha Richness of Martens Fingering from the Cookie A club, like you were, but know that I will want to make this shawl larger rather than smaller. Instead, I’ll use my Alisha Panalopy of Peacocks Fingering in Estuary. I’ll have extra yarn, and it will fit in with the ‘green’ prompt of Muggles Studies in HPKCHC for March. I’ll also be in season with St. Patty’s Day knitting. So it works for me. We cast on tomorrow!
Speaking of KALs in our past gone awry, I have been working on my Island Girls Leaves of Grass shawl. I am SO enjoying it, I just needed to get off to a good start. I’m doing it in between House Cup projects, and am enjoying knitting with Loft. Thanks to Knit Companion, it’s easy to pick up my place even to the exact stitch after putting it down for a few weeks. I just can’t say enough good things about this app. It has completely revolutionized my knitting life. I feel that I can knit anything, no matter how complicated, as it breaks the project down into doable parts.
My Harry Potter Owl Project is coming along nicely. I am over half way done with the colorwork. I am a Steeking Virgin, and I am really looking forward to that part! Once steeked, I’ll need to pick up the stitches all around it an knit a border. I need to get cranking on it. I’m happy with how its working up, and love knitting with the Jamieson’s Shetland. Nice honest work.
Along with my Owl project and Piper’s Journey, I will also be working on Romi Hill’s Katanya. I have no idea as to whether or not I’ll be able to finish it by the end of the month. I’ve been working non stop on it for the past several days, and am done with the solid stockinette portion. It has very subtle beading, and I am using my Wollmeise 100% Vamp. I am totally enchanted with the pattern – I mean head. over. heels. I can’t remember knitting anything I’ve loved as much as this shawl, and have just barely resisted casting on Pulelehua, because now I must knit all the large shawls Romi ever designed. I’ve decided. Each and every one. Though I’ve enjoyed her Muses and small shawls, the larger ones of the pins and lace club have me completely smitten.