Thursday, January 10, 2008

WIP and Epiphany

Here is my first attempt at lace knitting. This is a shawl titled Icelandic Lace Shawl. Having worked on this for many hours already, I can say that I'm hooked onto lace knitting! It does require concentration, but once you get going and get into a rhythm, it's so very relaxing. I have a long way to go, but I'll keep you posted on my progress. You can get the pattern from knitting daily.com. I got the kit from www.Sarahsyarns.com for something like $25.00. A real value...
I've spent most of my recent evenings fighting a cold and working on a pattern called Ice Queen. It's a cowl that you can pull onto your head like a hood. It's a pattern by Rosemary Hill, and free on the web if you go to: knitty.com. It's made from kid mohair, and so unbelievably soft. I am using Rowan Kidsilk Haze in #592 Heavenly Blue and Toho 6.0 silver-lined beads from Artbeads.com. I've gotten quite a bit more done since I took this picture. It's an easy lace knit, and works up fairly quickly.
Here is another knitting project, a sweater I'm knitting using EZ's Knitting Workshop book and DVD. It uses her percentage system instead of a written "pithy" pattern. I'll take a photo when I'm further along...


Five of my seven children participated in a play on January 6, the Epiphany. The children did such a wonderful job reenacting the nativity. It concluded many play practices and rehersals. The play was performed for the Felician Sisters in Enfield, CT. They enjoyed the play very much and so did the parents! Do you see the littlest angel? That's my daughter, Caressa, and the angel on the right, next to the sheep, is my other other daughter, Kierra. Aren't they cute?



2 comments:

Robin said...

Nice WIPS and the kids are adorable! You live with Angels!!
I hope your Holidays were nice!

Hanane said...

I can't wait to see your icelandic...I just ordered the kit...YIKES!!!!!

I can't wait to get started.