Sunday, April 20, 2008

Speedway and Swallowtail

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.
speedway 002
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.
swallowtail 001
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.
swallowtail 004
Thank you Sarah for such fab yarn...


Emily said...

Loving the lace in that colour - just enough variegation, and irregular enough, to be perfect.

And swallowtail's such fun!

Danielle said...

I love those socks. The pattern and colours really work well together.

Mandy said...

The colourways in that lace are amazing - can't wait to see the finished shawl!

Queen of the froggers said...

Gorgeousness, all that lace and the lovely yarn. :)

Bryony Ramsden said...

This is SO not fair - you are getting so much lush stuff at the moment! Loving everything in this post, you lucky girl!