It has turned into a very lacey summer. Not only have many of us been working away on our KAL project - the Kiri shawl (or something similar), many have kept the lace theme going by knitting multiple shawls.
I've always viewed lace as one of the more awe-inspiring elements of our craft. The intricate stitches produce a network of fiber that paint the most lovely images. When you consider that many of these pieces are crafted from one long continuous thread of yarn, it is all the more impressive.
My own Kiri came off the needles yesterday. It is still in that unblocked, rumpled state. When the sun decides to make an appearance I will dunk the whole thing in a Soak bath and watch the fabric transform.
Here's a shot with the flash to highlight just how messy the stitches look in their pre-blocked state.
Peggy completed her Seascape AND her Show Your Colors Shawl.
Her Kiri is looking beautiful.
Susan finished and blocked her Show Your Colors shawl. I believe she used one skein of Schaefer Heather sock yarn.
Barbara was almost done with her Kiri last week, and I think she may have finished it over the weekend.
Sarah and Adrienne were close to finishing their Show Your Colors shawls when I saw them on Saturday. I neglected to get a picture of Adrienne's shawl (perhaps she will bring it to KAN??), but here is an early pic of Sarah's:
Not all the knits on the needles are shawls, of course.
Barbara made an outstanding Ilene bag using one skein of Euroflax linen.
Ericka created this gorgeous baby blanket from Cascade Sierra. She is now designing a new one out of Cascade 220 Superwash.
Phew! I think that catches us up a bit on the knits. As many of you know, we have lots of new yarn in the shop and more on the way. A new KAL is the planning stages. All this means I need to write about 3 more blog posts to get caught up!