Saturday, 19 June 2010

Oh Look - Another (yawn) Wedding Ring Shawl Update

The Wedding Ring Shawl continues to grow slowly but steadily. 

I'm almost afraid that I'll tempt the knitting fates by saying this - but so far this has been an uneventful project.  No snapping threads, no self destructing needles, no tipsy knitting sessions...just slow and steady progress. 

I'm afraid that photos (well, interesting photos) are pretty much impossible at this stage.  But here's one I attempted just to show I'm trying.




The work looks messy and the stitches are all bunched up on the needle -- it is only knitterly faith that keeps me believing that the end result will be worth it.

After 200,000 stitches I can confirm that this yarn - Heirloom Knitting's Gossamer Cash Silk is a pleasure to work with.  It is gorgeously soft thanks to the cashmere but the silk gives it a lovely strength which means that although it is threadlike it doesn't feel too fragile.

Innocent Smoothie Hats
It is that time of year again -- Innocent is looking for little hats to adorn with their Smoothies. As always - for each Smoothie sold with a hat Innocent will make a donation to Age UK (new charity combining Age Concern and Help the Aged) which aims to provide services and support to the elderly.  Innocent is still 'getting its hats in a row' - so no deadline has been set yet - but they have confirmed that the 2010 campaign is on - so get knitting!

7 comments:

LittleBerry said...

it might not look much but it's looking lovely....

fleegle said...

Fingers crossed thaqt it stays that way!

√úhltje said...

So that you know, I adore you blobs.

Kate said...

I like big blobs of scribbly lace. They hide so much gorgeousness. :-)

I knitted hats for Innocent a couple of years back and might actually have time to do it again this year, but hasn't the donation they make to charity halved? Sure it was 50p in 2008...

Vikki said...

The blobbier, the lacier, and thus the beautifuller. But it is amazing when you pin out the blob and it transforms!

I did Innocent hats a couple of years ago too - thanks for reminding me early enough to actually get some done this year. I also thought it was 50p.

Well I'm off to browse the laceweight gossamer yarn :)

teacosy said...

Lovely work you do I will have to visit you more often.
regards Sylvia

Susanne said...

I just wanted to let you know that any update you might post with an update to your WRS, is NOT boring!!! It is delightful and anticipated with glee. I am anxious to see the finished product. Knit on!