Waiting for me patiently at the Post Office when we arrived home from our holiday was my July box of goodies from the Jellywares Winter Yarn Club.
I may have gasped in delight when I saw the yarn enclosed for this month – a skein of Malabrigo 8ply in the most beautiful shades of variegated greens.
Earlier this week I realised my August package wouldn’t be far away (it arrived yesterday!), and I should get knitting! I haven’t made anything with my June package yet, but I’ll get to that. I cast on while sitting outside in the winter sunshine.
I’ve always wanted to attempt a shawl and I settled on the On Off Shawl. It’s fairly simple compared to other shawl patterns – no lace involved – and I can just knit it until I’ve run out of yarn.
I’ve been attempting a few rows per day, it’s made a nice change to crocheting blankets. I love how each knitting project has pushed me to learn new techniques I might otherwise not have. This month is was the Thumb method of casting on (which I’ve done a long time ago and had since forgotten), and also the M1L (make 1 left) & M1R (make 1 right).
I have still been crocheting like a madwoman though – we have squares due next Friday for our current Squares with Prayers project, and it’s a big one this time! More on that soon.
Also on my table is a stack of inspiring library books which are due back soon and I should really get stuck into them shortly. Hopefully leaving them on the table will help!
Have a lovely weekend,