In late February, my cousin and his wife welcomed their first baby! He was in a hurry and was born a little early – 4 weeks or so, I think? (I’m always fuzzy on baby details.) I whipped up a little hat following the Preemie Hats for Charity pattern on Ravelry. I used Rowan’s Wool Cotton – less than one skein – and picked the diamond motif. It was a quick and easy knit and seems to fit Brady perfectly! (With maybe a little growing room.) My cousin’s wife recently sent me pics of Brady sporting the hat.
He’s my second cousin, right? Cute, isn’t he?
Congratulations, Devin and Kathryn! He’s adorable!
It’s Spring Break and I am taking full advantage of it. I’ve been working hard on my Noro Shawl. I believe it’s going to be called, “Linear Waves”. (Pronounced: lin – ee – ur)
It will use two balls of Noro Silk Garden Sock. If you wanted to use just one, it would probably work. The pic below shows how far I am after one ball – I’m waiting on the second to come in the mail. Pre-blocked, it’s 22 inches from the top edge to the point and will be around 58 inches from tip to tip. I’ll be interested to see how much it grows after blocking. It should really open up the stitch pattern as well as the yarn over line between the body and the edging.
A close-up of the edging:
And a close-up of the stitch pattern:
I just bought Intwined Pattern Studio (knit design software) and so far, I’m loving it. Of course there are features that I wish it had, but overall, I’m pretty pleased with how easy it is to make charts! They are clear and will be easy to read. The Linear Waves Shawl will be the first pattern I’ve written with the software.
I should get my second ball today, so I’ll finish it up tonight and get the pattern off to testers! It should be available soon.
Tiger says, “Did you make a mistake right here? I think it’s a misplaced yarn over.”
“No, kitty. It’s fine! And I don’t mind if you inspect the shawl, just don’t use teeth please.”