On The Needles

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:

 

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I had this boxful of Stylecraft Special DK yarn to do something with:

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And had already crocheted these little sample squares:

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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.

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The second project I have started is this:

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I love Kieran Foley‘s patterns and plan to make many of his styles.  This Seascape Stole seemed particularly suitable for showcasing my gorgeous royal purple Kidsilk Haze yarn.

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. 🙂

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20 thoughts on “On The Needles

  1. These projects look wonderful and I love the colours in the scarf wrap. I look forward to your progress report!

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    1. Thank you Clare – much appreciated! 🙂

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  2. Have I told you lately how amazing you are!!! Well, you are amazing!

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    1. Oh Becky, you are lovely! 🙂 xxx

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  3. Hi Liz, I’m happy to have inspired you to make a Soumak Shawl; it really is a lovely pattern and a fun knit. I love your colours and can’t wait to see the finished project. I’m crazy about your other project too. The Seascape Stole has been in my queue for a while and the purple Kidsilk Haze is gorgeous! What great choices.

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    1. Hi Kelly, so glad you like the projects – I really appreciate your comments 😀

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  4. I love the technical aspects of watching people work and the vibrancy of the colours, so far I am just a fascinated observer though.

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    1. There are many male knitters out there. It is known for its stress-reducing qualities and can be great for getting through audio books – you should give it a try!! 🙂

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      1. If my fat fingers can master it, I will no doubt give it a go, as well as listening to and gathering notes for an audio book review. Nothing beats multi tasking whilst relaxing.

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      2. can’t wait to see the results!!

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  5. I think it’s neat how different these two projects are–some people seem to make the same basic thing over and over! I especially like the soumak scarf.

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    1. Thanks Kerry – yes I enjoy doing different things – each to their own, I suppose! 🙂

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  6. That looks lovely , every bit of it, and the gorgeous colours. Yes please show us the end result.

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    1. Thanks Ute! I am looking forward to finishing them both!! 😀

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  7. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, and it seems very sensible to have more than one project on the go; as long as you don’t mix up the patterns! 😀

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    1. Lol! Indeed – that would yield some very strange results! Or it might just be the birth of some new trend, who knows…!! 😀

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      1. A new trend for sure.

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