This is where I was knitting, actually I was crocheting this project, on Friday. You might not be able to see it well, I am just starting this project. It will be a very lacy shawl, the yarn is a thread weight yarn I picked up just before our vacation, at O Suzannah's Yarn on Union, here in Morganton. The colors are just so beautiful, lavender, blue, and teal, lovely richness. The pattern is a simple V stitch for the body of the shawl, working from center back out to the end with a more intricate pattern on the edge. If you are on Ravelry you can find the pattern HERE . It is a scarf pattern, I am making it larger, using a thread weight yarn instead of the yarn in the pattern, and a smaller hook size. If you are not on Ravelry you can sign up for free. I am crocheting on our way back from New Orleans. About a 12 hour drive, and my husband always wants to drive, so I generally sit and work on projects. At this point in time we are traveling through Alabama on I-65/I-85, and there is really nothing to look at but lots of trees. I love trees but after a few hours.....well yeah.....I get a lot done!
In the picture below you can see the finished scarf I showed you last week. I love how it turned out, finished trimming the fringe this morning. You can make it as wide as you like, or as wide as your yarn will take you. I really enjoy seeing the linen stitch appear. This scarf will not be appearing in my etsy shop. It is a Christmas gift, so it will be going into my gift basket for later. OK so yes, I like to think about Christmas gifts and have them made or bought early. I like to dedicate November/December to family and friends in a different way, so I try to be ahead of the game where gifts fit in.
Below you can see a pair of socks I finished on the way down to New Orleans. These are a luscious, rich color...purples and blues. These socks are now in my etsy shop. This yarn also is from O Suzannah's Yarn on Union. I buy almost all my yarn from this shop. I try to buy local (think I have mentioned that before) when I can, so if you buy something from my shop you are helping me, as well as helping the small business owners from which I buy my materials.