Leaves, flowers and lace

Knitting again, DH is working this weekend, started this Friday night and am making good progress due to very late nights waiting for DH to return home after late night call ins. This is my first lace shawl and I am thoroughly enjoying this Leaf and Flower pattern designed by Linda Choo, available for free on Ravelry. I am knitting with Noro Kureyon Sock Wool colour S184 picked up in Sydney at Morris and Sons while up there this week for a conference at Westmead Hospital. I am using modifications by sandralice on Ravelry who has also knit this pattern with Noro. I have to say this yarn is not the easiest to work with, it twists a lot as it is pulled from the centre of the ball and it varies in thickness so much, a bit rough and most annoying there was a join just before the pink started! The gorgeous lace pattern won't show up until I block this shawl after all the knitting is finished but I couldn't resist hanging it on our front gate and letting you have a peek.


CraftyCripple said...

Once it is blocked you will forgive all flaws. I adore my Kureyon shawl. Noro is always better for washing.

Anonymous said...

Ahhhhhhhhhh, the joys of Noro. It does make a lovely shawl though.

At least as a shawl you won't have to worry about wearing through the thin parts like if it were a sock.

Levin said...

it's beautiful. i can't believe how much you have done.
emily and i have spent the day knitting leaves - she wants to go to her sports day dressed as a tree (don't ask - it's something to do with the fact that her house is called earth and is green). julian has also started knitting (lots of dropped stitches and one half is longer than the other, but overall he's doing quite well. louis has been making those things with pop sticks and wool (not sure what you call them). so, this grey, cold but not very wet day has been spent most enjoyably (it's a public holiday in SA).
can't wait to see your shawl blocked.

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Gnat said...

Very pretty!