Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Thin Ice Shawl by LaLa

Hi Knitters,
Yesterday, in the early morning, I wore my freshly blocked Thin Ice Shawl, designed by LaLa's Knits or Laura Linneman, around my house until it became too warm. I took these quick photos with the Instagram app on my iPhone. You can follow me on Instagram under susanbanderson if you'd like (although I can't seem to find how to link that right now). I have been using Instagram more and more to quickly document things throughout the day and then putting the photos up on my Twitter account.

Click here to see the evolution of the handspun yarn by Dyeabolical.

Click here for the fantastic Thin Ice Shawl pattern by Laura Linneman. 

Click here for the terrific Dyeabolical yarns and fibers website. 

Click here for more on Laura Linneman of The Knit Girllls podcast.

There really is nothing better than taking out the pins and wires from a newly blocked shawl and wrapping it right around your neck to wear. Oh, the joy.....

This shawl is so pretty and sweet. I love everything about it. The Thin Ice Shawl pattern is wonderfully written, so clear and easy. I highly recommend it. It is a row by row knit, which I am finding is really fun. It is simple but interesting at the same time and for some reason this type of row by row pattern goes incredibly fast.

I made my shawl much smaller than the one in the pattern. You can easily adjust the size, no problem at all. I knit this on US size 6 and 7, 32-inch circular needles as suggested in the pattern.

I have so much of the handspun leftover that I might even get a pair of socks out of it, too. That idea makes me really happy, I might even cast on later today. I'll keep you posted.

Happy Wednesday, Knitters!
best, susie