One of the many nice things about completing a knitting project is that you can start something new. While I was knitting my Leventry shawl, I had plenty of time to think about what would be next. And as you may have seen from previous posts about my yarn stash (here and here), I certainly had oodles of choice!
Not being one for a simple life, I have decided to embark on two projects. The first was inspired by a post by Kelly on her Knitigating Circumstances blog. I had not given the Soumak Scarf Wrap much notice when I initially read my copy of Rowan’s Knitting Magazine 54. But Kelly’s project sent me off for another look and I realised how much fun this would be to knit:
I had this boxful of Stylecraft Special DK yarn to do something with:
And had already crocheted these little sample squares:
So I was able to experiment with my own colour pallet. It took a but of juggling, because I have nine colours and the pattern calls for ten, but it was not too difficult in the end.
I have nearly finished the first pattern round – only seven more to go!! I am really pleased with the way in which the colours are coming together.
The second project I have started is this:
As you can see, I have got as far as completing the ribbing. So it is now on to the lace pattern itself – can’t wait!
It is stimulating to have a choice of projects to turn to, depending on my mood. In the same way as it is good to have a variety of books on the go, I like not being tied to just one thing.
I look forward to being able to write a follow-up post featuring the two completed shawls. 🙂