Monday, May 4, 2009

New Cast Ons

Besides coping with a stomach upset and working on the second half of the coatimundi stole, I also managed to cast on for a few other projects.
The first one is the famous clapotis. The yarn is Knit Picks Shimmer and I tried out the pattern with various needle sizes and with single and double strands. Finally, I have settled for single strand on 3.75 mm needles. This should give me a very light and big stole with 3 skeins. I want it to be the size of a traditional Pakistani stole, i.e about 1 x 2.5 m length. So, it is going to take some time to finish :).

The second new project is CeCe. I am just past the ribbing on this one but the lace pattern seems simple and interesting. I hope to pursue it with full force after the stole is finished, inshaAllah. The yarn I'm using is Robin Double Knit. One foreign yarn available in my LYS.

Also, today I also started a doily/runner in filet crochet for my dressing table. Before my kids were born, I had my dresser laid out with my cosmetics and beauty stuff. I hope to do the same now, hopefully the kids won't touch my stuff. A tall order, I know, LOL but it's time I made an attempt.
As dor the stole, I'm nearly done with Chart 1 fot the second half (each half has 6 charts plus edging). Shells is currently blocking her finished stole and her sylvi is all done and worn..Gorgeous as you can see for yourself here.

1 comment :

  1. Aslamu alakum again
    i can't express the admiration i have for your talent mashaAllah since finding your blog. Well done sister!