Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A Touch of Lace

Whilst sitting around giving the needle eating cat lots of attention and cuddles I've managed to finish a knitted lace shawl/scarf.



It's a beautiful, fine, baby alpaca and silk yarn from Eden Cottage Yarns which I bought at the Knitting and Stitching show in October.


The pattern is from Ravelry (Daisy Chain Shawl)

I've never used beads in knitting before but they were surprisingly easy to do and add a nice weight and slight sparkle to it.  There's one in the centre of each flower and one at the end of each point.




And just as I was wondering what I could knit next the latest Brooklyn Tweed pattern book fell into my inbox, so that sorted that one out - new yarn ordered and pattern downloaded, oh and more knitting needles ordered as despite having a drawer full I don't have the right size ones to knit Merle (how can that be?)!

As for said cat, he's fine, 100%!  Enjoying a little snooze in amongst some fabric earlier on


10 comments:

Janneke said...

This shawl is gorgeous, love the pattern, the colour and so on. It looks a bit like a big cob web.

Celia Hart said...

Absolutely gorgeous! And it will look stunning and glamorous.

rusty duck said...

Wow, that's beautiful!

Gina said...

That is so pretty!

Miriam Weaver said...

I love the shawl, I've never knitted a lace shawl it's something I'd like to do. I'm the same never have the needles for the project despite having my own collection and my Mums! So glad that your cat is back on form!

elaine said...

That is so beautiful and delicate like a spiders web

Jo said...

It's absolutely beautiful. I've never knit with beads before, they give such a lovely added touch. It's a beautiful colour too. Glad to hear that your puss is better.

Yvonne Moxon said...

Oh what a lovely shawl I love the soft colours :)

Anna said...

Janneke and Elaine have taken the words out of my mouth. Glad to read that the cat is not worse for wear. Hope that you have recovered from the shock Su.

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Your shawl is exquisite. And good news about the cat too. The whippets eat knitting ... it ruins by ta-dah rate but at least it doesn't cost me at the vets!