90 % Of designing is ripping. You can do all the graph paper drawing that you want, but it may not work out in yarn. All that to say, I have not made much progress on my Lavender Fields Shawl. I am so enjoying the interplay of colors, though, and I dearly love this Knitpicks Gloss Finger weight yarn! I will be back again and again for more of it. It is 70% merino wool and 30% silk. You can see a slight sheen on the yarn and it is unbelievably soft. It will be a yarn that I add to my favorite finger weight yarns to use. Here is a photo of the edging--
Here is a photo of my silk yarn that my sister got me in China. It is not exactly what I would call yarn, but it is definitely silk. I did find an end, but it does not unwind like a regular hank of yarn. This will be a major winding job for later.
Knitting progress--I have worked on my Twisted Yoke Cardigan this week. Still have a few inches on the body to do and then I will work on the sleeves. I have ripped this thing too many times to think about. Designing is all about the ripping. I am halfway finished with a shawl that I am designing for a lace knitting class that I am teaching in October.
Traveling Shawl progress--It is now in Georgia! 2 States down, 48 to go! Check out our blog here.