Thursday 11 April 2013

Pour Moi another two Sew Canny CAL squares.

Hello, my lovelies, how is your week going? I've been busy making wedding invitations, I really need to get them finished this week. I've completed a few and really pleased how they've turned out. I will share them with you when they have been sent out.

Also this week, I've joined the new Project Stash KAL, that started on Sunday. I love the Knit-a-Longs that  Evelyn organises, she always takes you a little bit out of your comfort zone.

The new KAL is called Pour Moi, so as the name suggests, you knit something for yourself, this was the guideline that Evelyn gave us.

"Choose a pattern that you’ve been stalking and can now give yourself permission to cast on. This can be any type of project but let’s challenge ourselves and choose something a little out of our comfort zone. Lace? Cables? Entrelac? Colorwork?"

I've knit and crocheted scarves, shawls and gloves for myself but have never knit a garment, so that was my first decision made.

I'd bought Vintage Inspired Projects by Sarah Hatton, months ago and pretty much loved all the patterns in there but never found the time to cast on any of them, this KAL, gave me a kick up the bum to start one so I decided on the Aphrodite Shrug which is a very fine, lace knit.

I had some Rowan Lace in my stash in this beautiful, silver grey, so on Sunday, I cast on, that was the easy part. I've never really followed an intricate lace pattern before and the first few rows, I had to keep pulling out and starting again. No exaggeration, I must of frogged it a dozen times!!!! I've got quite a bit of patience though and persevered.

I've now done this much, it's not the sort of project I can watch telly and chat with people, I'm having to really concentrate, I'm still making the odd mistake but now I can just rip out the row, I've done wrong, rather than the whole thing, that's progress!!!! I'm hoping when I get to the decreases, I can still follow the pattern, wish me luck. If you fancy joining in, you've still got time to cast on.

Also this week, I've made Week 4 Canny CAL square, Beverley chose Puff Pastry by Donna Kay, you can find the U.K. term pattern here.

 I'll be adding these to my others that I've been making for the  Country Homes and Interiors Granny Square charity.

I know it's a day late for Work in Progress Wednesday but check out what everybody is up to this week over on Tami's blog.

Enjoy the rest of your week.


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Can't wait to see what you are making!!!

Hazels Crochet said...

Oh wow, beautiful...even if you have frogged it several times....I am sure it will be worth it!

Your squares are beautiful too, I love the colours you use even if they are colours that I would choose :)

Unknown said...

Oh such beautifully delicate yarn you're knitting with Deb, will make a fabulous garment, no doubt! And your grannies turned out so lovely, too! Ira x

Stefanie said...

How fun to try different squares each week. Love the look of your lace yarn.

MarmePurl said...

Love Love love your lace project.

Unknown said...

What lovely lace work. It so delicate looking.. Really beautiful my friend.


Heidi Kuijer said...

OoooHhhh....I can always count on many lovely things when I stop in to visit you Deb. Those granny squares are just so pretty. Off to check out the pattern site.

Hugs from Holland ~

Evelyn said...

Even though this shawl is not mindless, easy knitting, I just know that you're going to love the process.

thesnailgarden said...

Gorgeous scarf - I love the colour. I'm sure you will soon get into the rhythm of the pattern.
Pretty squares - I've just joined Canny CAL and I'm using my stash of acrylic yarns to make a blanket for SIBOL.

Best wishes, Pj x

thesnailgarden said...

Sorry I meant shrug not scarf! Pj x

Ros Crawford said...

This is really going to be pretty ... It looks lovely in that shade ... can't wait to see the finished article!

Anonymous said...

You always knit such beautiful items & in gorgeous colours too x

Lynnda said...

WOW... Like the rest I cant wait to see what you are making...hugs..x

Juls said...

Beautiful!!! Hugs Juls

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