Friday, July 06, 2007

Coccoon Lace Shawl WIP

I must be nuts. Not only is this a very fine nearly cobweb weight yarn, but it's mohair. The yarn is ArtYarn's Kid Silk (mohair/silk blend) in a pale green and white colourway. The pattern is Fiber Trend's Coccoon Lace wrap, designed by Evelyn Clark (of course!). The wrap is just gorgeous, but it's coming along so slowly! I've had to set it aside for a short while whilst I work on some projects for the hospital (and to have a little surgery myself!). I've finished the first hank of yarn and will use up at least two more (I have 3, but I might make a scarf with the 4th hank if the shawl appears to be long enough). The pattern makes up little puffs, especially with the mohair yarn, quite lovely! I'm making the version with a lace edging. I started the shawl with a provisional cast on, then picked up those stitches to add the border. Given the clingy nature of the mohair, twas quite a task, but lovely to be sure!

Panda Cotton socks - second pair done!

Here's the second pair of socks made with Panda Cotton. The pattern is Hedera from, designed by Cookie A. It's a very simple lace design and a very nice result! The colour is a bit off, but they are a royal purple.