Oh, What A Day!

On Saturday, I had the priviledge of hosting a group of knitters from Ottawa.  Organized by Kirsti (Ink on Ravelry), the group first had lunch at our local pub (Old Mill at Ashton) and then it was an afternoon of shopping and knitting.  Thanks everyone for a great afternoon!

Perusing the yarn.

Enjoying some knitting time.

Look What’s New

Rediscover everything you love about knitting with this new publication from Interweave Press.  Knitting Traditions features 43 timeless projects from baby bonnets to shawls.  I think this is a must have for any serious knitter.

The popularity of sock knitting will continue with these two books:

And finally, for those who prefer shawls and wraps:

What I’m Working On

Garden Shawl

My local knitting guild (Lanark County Knitting Guild) challenged its members to knit something for the Olympics.   I decided to do the Garden Shawl from Evelyn Clark’s book, Knitting Lace Triangles using Louet’s very yummy Mooi in Azure.   I picked up some beautiful glass beads from Dragon’s Lair in Stittsville to knit into the edging.  This is the second time I have knitted with this yarn and it is positively lovely.  My only problem is that I am going to have this shawl done before the Olympics, so I will have knit something else.