It’s now officially summer and one more section is completed on the snail trail blackwork block for my June TIF project. It will take some diligent stitching to finish this piece by the end of the month as I move into the larger sections and use more complicated patterns.
I’m using this yarn, a 50% merino wool, 50% silk lace weight yarn from Wooly Wonka Fibers in the Quaking Aspen colorway (or Aspen Grove as it’s apparently now called).
The pattern is Aspen Grove Shawl designed by Miriam L. Felton.
In this knit-along the participants can choose whatever they want to knit, but I’m actually knitting this shawl along with at least one other person. There are some really amazing things that people are going to be working on. Many of us are posting on the blog linked above so other people can see.
I have to pick up a circular needle with sharp points for lace knitting and wind up the yarn into a ball and I’ll be ready to start.
I have been happily anticipating this start, even though I haven’t yet completed my Branching Out scarf. It’s almost done, though.
Yesterday we went hiking in Pocahontas State Park and Forest. This was the first time we’ve been there, and it looks like it has a great potential for hiking and biking. I forgot to take my camera, so no pics.