April was the Stitchnerd's ravelry group Gradients KAL, and I decided it might be a good place to start with some Yarn Yard Sevens.
The pattern's A Certain Slant, a crescent shaped shawl. I started with the darkest colour, dark navy and ended up with the lightest colour, a medium blue.
That's navy to medium BLUE. Not at all green, Loooks like blue is not going the smae way as red and purple on my phone camera!
Here's another photo, showing the very easy textured pattern.
Love thiis type of shawl, easy knitting too.
I ought to have lots ot show after a four day break. We don't go away over Easter - too many times the transport system failed or was overcrowded. I now use these days to get out summer clothes, pack away the heavier jumpers and cardigans and reacquaint myself with the summer cotton stash.
Stash. I spent a ridiculous amount of time having a look through boxes of sock yarn variegated yarn, and the nice luxury blends of single skeins. Like two days! Then another day was spent on ravelry loooking at patterns. I can honestly say that I'm in a shawl kick at the moment. I cast on some mittens, but theyse have been abandoned and returned to stash.
I've pulled out FOUR skeins of yarn for shawls. Wollmeise in cream and brown, Goddess Knits in highly variegated oranges and browns, Seasilk in a lovely red and some already wound grey - feels like bamboo or tencel andd mohair. I've ordered some beads (grey, gold) and drawn up a shortlist of shawls. Out of interest I looked at my pattern library on ravelry. I have 53 shawl patterns, and only 20 knitted! So I have plenty of choice, Nyst stop adding and try to knit faster!
So it looks as if I won't be knitting a garment or mitts this month as planned, I think it might be ... more shawls! Odd how I seem to be having a little shawl knitting craze, but I'll just go with the flow!
Oh, and Puck is nearly finished, just a garter stitch border (on long rows).