Wednesday, June 29, 2011

WIP - or at least it will be later today!

It's another WIP Wednesday with the regulars at Tami's Amis.

I was hoping to be able to share with you my new yarn purchases from the fabby Woolfest (see last post), and maybe even a new WIP using said new goodies, but as I have not yet got them back from my very own (and very lovely) personal transportation and storage assistant Naomi (lol!) this is not possible. Fear not, I will be getting my sticky mitts on them later this afternoon *squeal!* and I shall be casting on asap. And in the meantime I shall show you the first project I have lined up.

So I present to you the gorgeous Travelling Woman:


pictures by feministy on the above linked page

Beautiful, right?! I have been wanting to knit a shawl/wrap for a little while but had been waiting to find the right pattern and the right yarn. And I think now I have :)

So I'm thinking of knitting it with this, which I'm pretty sure is the exact yarn I bought at Woolfest on Saturday - I know it was this exact colourway, grey with cute little turquoise flecks *heart*. I saw it, but didn't think I could ever even think about taking on a lace-weight project. But I just couldn't stop thinking about it, so I decided what the heck, went back and to my delight this single skein was still there waiting for me, and so of course I snapped it right up.

picture by simplethings on the above linked page
Isn't it just so pretty?! I so can't wait to share my other gorgeous purchases with you tomorrow!

N xXx

12 comments:

Paula said...

Gorgeous indeed! I love the little blue/turquoise flecks too, I think it will work very well with the shawl.
I'm too a little bit scared of lace weight, but one day.... ;o)

Carole said...

That's going to be gorgeous in that yarn - enjoy your afternoon :)

CraftyClare said...

Traveling woman is one of my favourite shawls. Bet you had a fantastic time at woolfest x

pinkundine said...

That yarn is just so pretty! It'll look stunning as a shawl :)

Sara said...

Very pretty yarn. It will look great as a Traveling Woman!

Delusional Knitter said...

Beautiful yarn. Travelling woman has been in my queue for a while ... haven't gotten to it yet!

Dutch Hollow said...

Very pretty, love the shawl.

Tami Klockau said...

Gorgeous! I can't wait to see your actual yarn and see you get started. It's going to be beautiful in that colorway!

Sarah said...

That's going to be lovely! And I'm jealous about Woolfest too!!!

:)

Mujercita said...

Lace weight is not so intimidating! You might find that you love the delicate lace that it produces.

Sam Findlay said...

This is very pretty!

witchyknits4ewe said...

Very pretty yarn and it will look great as that shawl! I know a few people who made it and love it!