Saturday, May 10, 2014

New Lace Scarf

I've been a little slow on posting about the Birch Leaf Shawl I was working on.  I ended up not having enough time to make it a full shawl.  It ended up as more of a scarf/neck warmer, but still looked beautiful.  I was donating it to our school's Night of the Arts silent auction, which was done to help raise money to build a well for clean drinking water in Haiti (we ended up raising enough money for two wells, though the auction only raised money for one of the wells - the other was raised by doing various fundraisers at school).

I had lots of great comments on the "shawl" and the mom of one of my students bought it. I'm not sure if she bought it for my student or not, but my student came up to me at the end of the evening and showed me that her mom bought it.  I also donated a couple of scarves I had on hand that I was going to donate to charity next winter, but I decided to use them to help at the auction.  I didn't see how much each of my items went for, but even if they didn't go for too much money, every little bit helped in raising funds.

Travelling Roses Lace Scarf - beginnings
I am still in the lace knitting mood, so last weekend I started a scarf.  The pattern I went with is the Travelling Roses Lace Scarf, which is a free Ravelry download.

I've finished one of the repeats (when you knit the pattern through once, is it still called a repeat?) and I'm almost half through another.  I am enjoying the pattern, and think it's looking really pretty with the yarn I chose.  I decided to knit this scarf with Knit Picks Shadow in Springtime Tonal.  It's a hand painted lace weight yarn and is 100% merino wool.  This is the same kind of yarn I used in the Birch Leaf Shawl.

I'm really anxious to see this pattern completed and blocked.  But, since I'm not anywhere near being finished knitting this, I'll just have to wait!

Well, I'm off to go work on my scarf some more.  What have you been knitting lately? I'd love to hear about it in the comments!