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Knitting Pretty

I am a little bit addicted to lace knitting at the moment, especially lacy shawls. I have lost hours to Ravelry over the past few months drooling over some beautiful designs and wishing there were more hours in the day I could devote to knitting pretty things.

One design that I just had to drop everything for and cast on was Sweet Dreams by Boo Knits. It just so happened I had the perfect yarn in my stash too – Fyberspates Scrumptious Lace is a dusky pink colour.

I need to take some better pictures, but this is how it turned out.

Sweet Dreams Boo Knits

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I chose to make a small size as I wanted it to be more of a scarf than a big shawl and I am really pleased with the results. I used 4mm needles on a laceweight yarn so it is really light and has a lovely drape when worn. I didn’t make it with the beads, but in hindsight I wish I had included them.

Speaking of beads, I have been working on a shawl design for the past 5 weeks or so. There are only 4 more rows to go but I haven’t been able to finish it this weekend as the most annoying thing happened – I ran out of beads! I need about 10 to complete the final row before I start the edging. I ordered them on Thursday so really hoping they arrive tomorrow so I can get this one off the needles this week.

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My next project is going to be a lacy scarf in the teal yarn purchased at Ally Pally last week, The gauge swatch is done and the initial design charted on Envisioknit.

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The rest of this weekend has been taken up with working on the C&G coursework. I have been procrastinating on Module 4 for ages, but am really excited as on Thursday I am going on a residential weekend with some of the other students. Here is my project box, full of promise and ready to go!

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4 thoughts on “Knitting Pretty”

  1. I LOVE the piece you are knitting with beads in – what a thing of beauty that will be.and is already! Now there is another thing I have to add to my foot long list of things to learn how to do! Like you I’m concerned about the lack of hours in the day – what can be done about this problem?

    1. I wish I had the answer, I definitely need to learn to knit faster though…there is so much to knit so little time!! Thanks for your comment on the shawl, really hoping to get it finished and blocked this week, just hope it turns out ok, fingers crossed!

  2. I’ve knit Sweet Dreams too and it’s a lovely knit! I used a light DK yarn though as I wanted a bit shawl to wear over my shoulders. I love knitting lace too, although I hardly need any more shawls, but that doesn’t stop me.

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