Hello friends. I hope that your New Year is going well. I can’t believe that we are already over half way into January! I have a funny feeling the rest of the year will fly by also. So, here is to taking one day at a time and enjoying each day doing whatever makes us happy.
So…what have I been up to? Well, I am still stitching on Mirabilia’s Ella, the Frog Princess and trying not to let all the yellow get me down! Here she is as I left her last night:
As you can tell from the photo, I have a long way to go. I am trying not to let that sea of yellow get the best of me. Thankfully I have some pretty flowers to give me a boost of color when I get too bored of the yellow. I have been overly tired lately, so the progress has been slow. But I am still enjoying her, so far.
A few weekends ago, I found a couple of knitting shops that I had never been to. Here is what I added to my stash 😉
Yarn and needles to knit a pretty little shoulder shawl from the book shown above. Forgot to take a photo of the actual shawl. But I will when I start it. I also bought my first Addi needles. I have heard they are nice, but have never tried them before. I am not a fan of circular needles, but this pattern called for circulars, in a size I knew I didn’t have. So I will let you know how I like them when I get to knitting on them.
And from the other shop that I visited, I found this:
This shawl was actually done up in the store and I fell in love with it immediately. The yarn it calls for is Saki, a hand dyed yarn by Prism. The color I chose is Portofino and I can’t wait to see how it knits up. I have actually started it and this is where I left off with this one:
I started with 11 stitches and increased up to 161 stitches in just that little bit! It is full of pattern and the last row that I did, I ended up with too many stitches, so had to knit it back 2 rows. I have put the purl row back in, but was a little afraid to pick it back up for fear of making another mistake. I have been too tired lately and I know better than to tackle a pattern when my brain is not up full speed. I am loving how the colors are knitting up already.
So, that is what I have been up to this month. What are you working on?