Saturday, June 9, 2007

Back From The Frog Pond

Well I am back from the frog pond finally. I had intended to use the original acrylic yarn that I started out with but...we don't play well together. lol I couldn't wait to see how the Sonata yarn was going to look knitted up so I started over with it instead. I love earthy colors and greens are one of my favorites. I think this yarn is so pretty. I wish I was closer to being finished. The first photo is my progress after week two of the SASE group shawl KAL.

This next photo is just a closer look at the design and the colors. I can't believe how easy the feather and fan pattern has turned out to be. It looks so much harder than it really is. I almost didn't even try this KAL but I figured "what could it hurt to try". I have learned so much from all the groups I have joined this year. My only regret is that I didn't join a long time ago.

This is my lovely summer scarf KAL from the same group. This is my progress after Day 3. No matter how I take the picture, I can never get the color true. This is a little darker than the actual yarn. This is the Sinfonia yarn...very nice. Only drawback with the Sinfonia is that it seems to want to split. But it's worth the trouble. It looks so nice once it's knitted.

And I haven't totally given up on the acrylic shawl. I don't like to be beaten. And the colors are pretty. So I'll keep you updated on that one. For now, I'm still (not so patiently) waiting on my Knitpicks Options to get here. :( I am so eager to see if all the hype is true. And I just ordered some more wonderful soap from Kandie (JustforKhix). She has some new ones that I can't wait to get my hands on.


Janey said...

What is the URL of that scarf KAL?
I just looooove that scarf pattern!

The even-ness of your knitting shows the pattern to its best advantage. And that colour sets off the pattern as well. It is going to look so nice with a lighter coloured coat.

Happy knitting,

Melanie said...

Thank you so much for the nice comment. I've never done a scarf like this before and probably would not have attempted it if not for the KAL. Here's the like for the group that's hosting the KAL. Come on and join's a wonderful group of knitters. We'd love to have you.

Melanie said...

And if I could spell I would have's the