Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Aquarius Shawl

Finally I have launched the Aquarius shawl.  This is the second of 12 lace shawls based on the signs of the Zodiac.  Sagittarius is being test knit, as is Pisces.  But Aquarius is finally up on the Queen Anne's Lace Knitting site, Ravelry and Patternfish. Here it is:

Aquarians are the future thinkers.  They are often referred to as the electricians of the Zodiac. They live somewhere out in the future and come back every once in a while to "check in." As a result Aquarians are often given to "non-sequitors" - statements that are perfectly clear to them; but seem "out of the blue" to us because we are not "there" yet.

The presence of the Internet with its electronic implications is a very good environment for an Aquarius. We are indeed living in the Age of Aquarius.  Trying to capture this personality in lace was a challenge.  I decided to use as the main stitch a pattern that resembled a circuit board and I finished the shawl with another stitch that suggested "streams" of energy emanating out into....wherever...

Aquarians seem to be "at peace with the world." Perhaps because our world is not theirs or they have seen it all and it all does work out in the end.  They make great company.  Take time to chat to one as she/he passes through  :)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Snowy Evening KAL

I have finally got all the connections working to post my Snowy Evening KAL, if you would like to follow along.  The link to the free PDF is here.

I am using Fantastic Knitting Zephyr Lace Weight yarn in Ice Blue.  Others are using lace weight or fingering weight yarn.  The scarf begins with a provisional cast-on.  If you have never done a provisional cast-on.  I have a video of one using a crocheted chain on YouTube.  The link is here.

Here is a picture of the first part of the scarf.  It's an easy stitch.  Please post any questions or pictures of your progress.  You can also post in Facebook on the Queen Anne's Lace page or in the group on Ravelry

I'd love to hear from you