This weeekend I have been using the beautiful yarn Sarah sent me in the recent UK Swap.
First we have Speedway socks (pattern sent to be by Adele in the Hogwarts Sock Kit swap a few months ago) in Regia Kaffe Fassett sock yarn. Beautifully modelled by a roll of kitchen towel! The pattern is very much like a jaywalker, but has a little bit of ribbing to make them stretchier. A perfect combination.
Sarah also sent me a skein of Eva 2ply from Posh Yarn in the Tinkerbell colourway.
I have been itching to cast on some lace, so when I saw the Swallowtail shawl KAL on the Posh Yarn Ravelry group I had to cast on. Here is the progress made on Saturday.
I'm a bit further on than this now, with 8 out of 14 repeats of the budding lace pattern completed. I wonder how much I can get done this week? I've got the pattern memorised and am finding it quite a relaxing knit.
Here is a close up of the beautiful colours.
Thank you Sarah for such fab yarn...