How about some Knitting content for a change. I know I talk a lot about yarn shopping and I will later but I wanted to show you what we are working on right now. I'm doing a Cabled Pocket Shawl The pattern is from Knit Picks and the yarn is Shaffer Elaine. My first cable project. We tend to go for a drive in the middle of the day and this will stay in the car to cover her shoulders when the cool evening air sneaks up on us.
Per the pattern I finished the inside of the pockets first and I just cast on for the body of the shawl. Pretty simple, seed stitch a few knit purl patterns and a simple cable pattern. Here is a picture of one already made that I found surfing on the net. Their are no cables on the inside of the pockets and I'm curious on how they will show up on the thick thin bulky yarn in this colorway. My test swatch looked pretty good though.I know I have a long way to go but it's all about the process and learning new techniques along the way.
Mrs. Twisted is using the first shipment of sock yarn from the Yarn Tree Sock club called Autumn Spice also by Shaffer on a pattern I picked up last spring on a yarn crawl. She looked at pattern that came with the yarn and we both liked the one we already had better. I think she will increase the leg portion but it will have the same look to it.
That's all for now...