Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tulip Dress and Evenstar

I made this sweet little pink Tulip Lace Dress for my friend's grandbaby, due in October.  It's a free pattern on Paton's website, but you do need to sign in to download.  The yarn is Paton's Grace, 100% mercerized cotton.  Although the yarn suggests hand washing, I put this through the washer and dryer (with fingers crossed) and it came out perfectly.

The project on my needles at the moment is Evenstar by Susan Pandorf.  It's  a lovely design, and I'm hoping it turns out as well as some of those I've seen on Ravelry.  The yarn is Findley, by Juniper Moon Farms and the color is Renaissance. You can find it many yarn stores.  I've just started Chart 3 and have graduated to a 47" Addi lace needle, size US3.  This shawl is going to be pretty large, maybe 60" in diameter.

My first Findley project was the Lace Baby Blanket I knit for Tanis Gray for the Findley launch. The book is still available. That's the blanket on the cover.