KAL Shawl(s)

I’m going “Baa!” this Friday, as I signed up to join the UK-RAK Shawl KAL. My chosen pattern is an Evelyn Clark shawl, Icelandic Poppy, and I expect it to be a huge relief (indulgence) after so much garter stitch in recent weeks. I shall be making it in Kelpie, a cashmere laceweight yarn from Natalie at The Yarn Yard; in a red shade that she named Paprika.

Here’s the proof that I haven’t jumped the gun – photo taken today.

Ready to knit
Ready to knit

I cannot begin to explain just how difficult it has been to restrain myself from casting on for this. It is going to be a total self-indulgence.

Ravelry Project here.

Icelandic Poppy is my principal KAL knit but I have a simpler design lined up to knit when my temper is frayed or the light is too poor, or there is too much going on around me to be knitting a chart requiring attention. The “A Handsome Triangle” from Victorian Lace Today is a fast and easy knit in Double Knitting. I’ve swatched for this one, in a lovely dark green Merino from Colourmart. This is to be a functional warmer for me, and I’ll snuggle up in it this winter when I want to read by the fire.

If the KAL is still running once these two are completed, I plan to pick up the Laminaria and complete it.

Recently, at the: Crooked House

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It’s a reasonable day today and thus we have the back doors standing open. This means that Chloé can come and go as she pleases (she refuses to use the cat flaps and expects us to give her ingress and egress via the sitting room window). We were taking a coffee break in between sorting out the van, when we heard a strange Chloé-type noise. I did not like it. I wondered if she hadContinue readingThanks!

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

It has been a busy day, not much time for anything. We walked the dog this morning but I took no photographs until I decided to take a few potshots in the village on our way back.

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots