I was able to make it to Knit On on the way home from work Friday to get the yarn for Grandma’s shawl. I ended up getting Elsebeth Lavold’s Silky Wool in a pale blue with a little grey mixed in. It’s perfect. The color is 013 for those who’d like to see it better somewhere. I will admit that this is a yarn I’d used once before and didn’t like it much, but when I revisited it Friday, I changed my mind. It was soft to the touch and for some reason I didn’t remember it this way. I remember it being a bit nubby and I didn’t like working with it. I think this is because I doubled it and knit it at a smaller gauge to make a Panta headband thingie. This time, though, it was soft to the touch and the perfect color. I had the yarn wound for me so I could start it right away. Working with it has been great – I love the feel of the yarn and it’s working up so soft!
Since it’s been a while since I posted a photo of my knitting here, I have a picture of my progress so far. let my mom and sister borrow my camera for the trip to California so they can take pictures while they are out there, so today my photo is from my cell phone camera, which isn’t the best quality, but gives you an idea of the color and how it’s working up thus far.
I’m using Addi Lace needles, size US 8. I used to really dislike working with metal needles of any sort and only knit with bamboo, but I’ve fallen in love the Addi’s.
This weekend I finished my mom’s Nine-to-Five socks, but no photo yet. It’s impossible to take a good picture of them with my cell phone camera because the color is so dark, so photos and an FO post will have to wait until I have my camera back. I’m anxious to start another pair of socks, but I’m going to focus on the shawl instead. I think it can reasonably take "project priority" right now :o)