Thursday, May 13, 2010

Gail #2

Since my last post .. Gail has been frogged. I felt the yarn was just too busy as pretty as it is. I will use it for a simpler pattern. The yarn is very soft and has wonderful drape. There is a drop stitch scarf I have in mind for the yarn that I think will work out better. So.. I decided to use this pretty lace yarn for my Gail shawl instead. This yarn is a coral/plum color 50% merino 50% silk. I really haven't worked much on it in the last couple of days but even the little bit that I knit already looks better. I can see the stitch pattern even though the yarn is marbled. I like it.
In 2 weeks I'm traveling to see my dad. I haven't seen him in a few years and I would like to spend some time with him. This shawl will be one of my travel projects. I'm also working on a little crochet cardigan that I'll bring also. I have to pick out one more small project as a back up to bring also. Maybe a pair of socks that I have been wanting to knit for a while. Last fall I purchased 2 sock flat feet and have been wanting to make the socks ever since but of course other projects keep popping up. I already did a gauge and have the needles I'm going to use. This will be a 7 1/2 hour flight so I'm packing a DS and Ipod just in case. Tomorrow I'm going to Ross and Walmart to see if I can pick up a carry on bag. I'm looking for the duffel bag type with wheels and a handle. They are lighter and seem to fit better in the overhead luggage compartments on the planes.
I added a link to my etsy shop in the links. I will be adding more items in the next few days and will be having a sale .. so keep an eye out. (^_^)

4 comments:

Bonnie said...

This new yarn is perfect for the pattern! It's going to look great.

adrienne *+*(^_^) +*+ said...

Thanks Bonnie. I was worried about it being a lace yarn but its perfect.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I think those colours are much better. I'm going to have to give that pattern a try.

adrienne *+*(^_^) +*+ said...

OO you should wanderingcatstudio. Once you get the hang of it.. it's pretty smooth knitting.