Friday, May 17, 2013

A walk in the park :-)

Thank you everyone for your kind comments on my Lotta's Lilacs shawl from the previous post.  The shawl is now being test knitted.

Earlier this week I went along with my daughter's class for a filed trip to the Mission Trails Park. Unfortunately,  at this time of the year most of the vegetation is already dried up as you can see in these pictures.

However, I did see some flowering beauties. Enjoy:-)

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy knitting,

Saturday, May 11, 2013

New Shawl Design: " Lotta’s lilacs"


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Few weeks ago I received this beautiful Alpaca/silk/cashmere yarn as a gift from my dear friend from Ravelry Lotta (enugu). The yarn was specifically hand dyed by Lotta for me in the color of lilacs:-)) Gorgeous color and yarn. I am so lucky to be the recipient of such generous gift :-))

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I was thinking of a name for a shawl and just goggled “Lotta’s lilacs” and I could not believe that there is actually a lilac variety called “Lotta” :-))) You can find more information here. “Lotta’s Lilacs” is just a perfect name for this shawl in so many ways :))
I started working on this shawl design as soon as I could after receiving this gorgeous yarn. I wanted a feel of crocheted shawl and the pattern to remind of lilac flowers.
I am so over the moon with this shawl :-)) I took so many pictures today…just could not help myself :-)) I loved working on this shawl. This is a very interesting lace pattern to knit and I enjoyed it a lot. Beaded picot BO was new to me. It took about 2.5-3 hrs to do the BO, but was so worth it. I love it.
I love the shawl’s airy lacy look and I think my initial idea to design a shawl that looks like it’s been crocheted a bit and reminds one of lilacs little flowers was realized.
I can not thank Lotta enough for this gorgeous, gorgeous yarn :-))
You can find my project on Ravelry here.
The pattern will be available after test knitting is completed.

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There are many more pictures on Flickr ;-)

Happy knitting,

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Weekend Flowers.

I was at my friends house today and the flowers around their house were just gorgeous. I could not help, but take some pictures. I hope you enjoy. More pictures on Flickr.


Happy Knitting,

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Flowers from my garden.

Some spring flowers from my garden :-))
Весенние цветы из моего сада :-))


Happy knitting,