knit these before, I really wanted to be sure the lace patterning was visible, so I was pretty aggressive with my blocking. The result is pretty gauntlet-like gloves in the end, but at least they'll be nice and warm come late fall!
Summer Flies shawl by Donna Griffin which I knit up in the Lion Brand Collection Cotton Bamboo in Cherry Blossom. It worked up super fast and I love the end product.
Estelle Cardigan (yes that's right, I changed one last time Claire!) out of my gorgeous madeleinetosh Tosh DK in Tart. I bought the pattern tonight just to commit and can't wait to start on my trip to Maine this week!
Speaking of which, you have probably heard that NYC is expecting a hurricane named Irene to past through on Sunday-ish, the exact day I was supposed to leave for a lovely getaway to Maine, somewhere I've wanted to visit since I was little. Expecting the worst, we've decided to leave a couple of days early so at least we'll get there, so off to Portland, ME I go tomorrow and I can't wait! In planning for the trip I started researching yarn stores in the area (of course!) and there are so many!!!! I have it narrowed down to at least KnitWit (flagstone shop for Quince and Co yarns, a line I've been dying to try out!) and Purl Diva (because apparently designer Cecily Glowik MacDonald stops by who I love, hah) So good luck to you all in this crazy weather and hopefully I'll have sweater updates from Maine!