Birthday Knitting

July 6th, 2007

Thank you all for the kind birthday wishes! I had a great few days – took off work, turned off the computer, and enjoyed the beautiful summer weather. And I knit, of course!

This gorgeous yarn – Claudia Hand Painted Silk Lace, Urbanfever colorway:

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wants to become the Large Rectangle Shawl with Leaf and Trellis Pattern from Victorian Lace Today. I completed 8 repeats of the pattern so far – it’s moving right along. This yarn is so amazingly soft and sumptuous, and so easy to knit. The lace addi’s help too!

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Next up on the new projects list is a sock – go figure! I’ve wanted to knit the Child’s First Sock pattern from Knitting Vintage Socks for quite a while, and this yarn was screaming at me to knit it up:

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The yarn is Claudia Hand Painted Yarns Fingering Weight in the Peony colorway. I love it. Soft and squishy with just the right coloring. The pattern is easy to work once you get through the first repeat – you can tell where the pattern is going, and there is no need to refer to the pattern. Same with the Large Rectangle Shawl. I love it when it’s easy, but doesn’t bore me.

I also finished this little crochet bag for my twin for our birthday:

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It’s the Slouchy Purse from the latest Interweave Crochet designed by the Crochet Dude. It crocheted up so quickly and easily. I’m definitely going to be doing this pattern again. The yarn is a mystery – pulled out of my stash with no label. I know – bad knitter crocheter!

Now, it’s back to reality. Have a great weekend!


3 Responses to “Birthday Knitting”

  1. Heather on July 6, 2007 7:27 am

    All cute projects, I esp. like the socks and have meaning to begin those forever…

  2. Karen on July 6, 2007 7:30 am

    How gorgeous. I was in Knitting Central on Saturday, and my friend bought the last skein of the Claudia Silk. Since then, I’ve been dreaming about it!! Your colorway is beautiful and your shawl is looking fabulous already.

  3. Jennifer on July 7, 2007 6:36 pm

    Happy Birthday! July 3rd is my oldest brother’s birthday, too. I hope you had a great day. I love the Peony color and the sock pattern. What a great combination.

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