|My Pemberley Tam|
|My Captiva Wrap|
Once again, I found the Ravelry Group members to be a great bunch of people, full of encouragement and generally great fun to hang out with. I love seeing what everyone has been making.
Stitched Together Designs Group's Winter Warmer KAL. For this I have knitted a small shawl that I was planning, but once again I have enjoyed the camaraderie in the group and have loved seeing everyone's projects grow. This pattern is the "Pimpelliese" by Christine Ebers knitted in Easy Knit's Biffle-Boo sock yarn. I love the bright colours: they remind me of both spring crocuses and chewy sweets from my childhood.
All of these projects have been immensely rewarding: I've learned new techniques, been "forced" to try things I might not have chosen if I'd seen the full pattern in advance and met many wonderful new people in the various Ravelry groups. It is inspiring to see how other people interpret the same pattern so differently and how they put yarn together in ways I'd never considered.
Diagonal Rib Mitered Square Blanket pattern by Joan Marie. This will be a first for me: although I have crocheted many blankets over the years I have never knitted one. I'm keeping up with my self-imposed minimum of a square a day and hope that by the end of the event I will have a stylish throw to show off.
And what will the next couple of months hold? No doubt, more knit-alongs.. I see A Playful Day are planning some Big Love!