I seem to have a bad case of startitis at the moment. I think it is because of how much I loved my shawl. I itched to make something silky and lacy again. I had been mentally reserving some lovely BabyLongLegs Semi-Precious for my first attempt at writing a shawl pattern, but I after pulling the yarn out of storage I wanted to knit with it NOW!
Well look at it! Wouldn't you want to knit with it straight away? I had a look for another lacy scarf pattern, because I really am enjoying wearing my glamorous silk scarf at the moment, and I found a great free pattern. It is the Foreign Correspondent's Scarf by Lexy Lu. I cast on at the weekend and I now seem to have knit nothing else. I am enjoying it so much. I really like lace patterns that are easily readable and easy to memorise.
This is a great pattern for a semi-solid yarn. The combination of stitch and yarn gives a lovely mottled effect, which creates additional texture.
I'm about 2/3rds of the way through and I just want to get it finished so I can wear it. It is the perfect Summer colour!
Before I started my scarf I knit another 3 and half blocks for the Mitred Cross Blanket. I didn't bother taking photos as they look pretty much the same as the ones in the post I linked to above. However, the pile of blocks is growing, which I find very satisfying.
I haven't made any progress on the top I swatched for, as I am now conflicted. I have found a pattern in the current KNIT magazine, Issue 39. If you don't have access to Ravelry, you can see samples here. The pattern is for a tunic and the sample is done in Sirdar Flirt, which is a double knit yarn, the same as the Adriafil Sol Levante I swatched. It was also knit in an oatmeal colour, which made me think again of my swatch. The tunic is constructed in an usual way and I really want to knit it. I have some Sirdar Flirt in my stash, but not enough, but this Adriafil yarn would look great knit up as this tunic. Like I say, I'm conflicted. I may just keep thinking while I finish my scarf.
Until I can reach a decision, why don't you look at other people's work in progress by clicking on the button below.