Tuesday, February 23, 2010
I finished my Olympia - which is a Colonnade shawl last night. I just had to pick up a button.
This is my first Icord I've made and after pulling out how-to instructions I was impressed with how easy they really are to make.
I picked up the second darker blue at a LYS and I think it is a good compliment to the summer sky blue. I used Cascade 220. I chose to finish the bottom off with the darker blue to pull the colours together and I like the effect. I wasn't sure about two colours at first but it is growing on me.
I might give it a gentle block this week to give it a tad more length. I'm happy I chose the blue it definitely suits me!
Next I have been browsing Bernat Cares new site. They have some wonderful free patterns for charity knitting and fundraising patterns. I am infatuated with the knit market bag and it will be next on my needles. I have the colour that it is pictured in so it will be a nice spring shopping bag in the Bernat summer splash. They also had a nice hat pattern to use in their Alpaca, of which I so happen to have a ball. Maybe I can do some stash busting for the summer and go on yarn diet.