I know I usually post on Thursdays, but I wanted to wait after today because I knew I was going yarn shopping! So I didn't mind to wait another day!
But, first things first, what's on my needle right now?On last week's post, I talked about my latest finished project, the Boneyard Shawl, and I said that I needed something a little bit more challenging. So, after looking at my "to-do" list, I decided to start Faverolle by Cirilia Rose (Berroco link).
It was a love at first sight. The sporty/handknit look is soooo me! But I think what truly caught my eyes is the color: a soft, smooshy turquoise embellished with natural wooden buttons! How could I resist?! So I ordered the booklet and the yarn (same color!) almost right away! So far, I'm halfway through the back and it's going fairly quickly. I wanted something a little bit more challenging... well I guess it's not really a challenge, since everything is in stockinette stitch! At least there is some construction involved... I am also curious about the pocket: I read the pattern but didn't quite understand how they want me to do it... we'll see!
And an equivalent, if not more fun subject : NEW YARN!! But I know, I know... I already hear you : "But Ariane, weren't you on a yarn diet? Weren't you supposed to knit your stashed yarn before buying more?" I know, I know... but, in my defense, I was with new knitters, shopping for yarn at Mouliné and they had a SALE!
And, for some reasons, I am having a laceweight yarn craving. Since my Citron shawl, I just fell in love with laceweight yarn and decided to treat myself : my first ever skein of Malabrigo!... a yarn I wanted to try since... since ever I think! I heard so much about it that I knew one day I was going to buy some... But, I haven't decided of a shawl pattern yet! Any suggestions??
And since the weather here is über summery, I thought that only a yellow, laceweight yarn could suit my mood. And since Alpaca is my favorite fiber ever, why not hit two stones with one shot? So I bought some gorgeous and soft Super Alpaca Lace from Estelle Yarn. I don't know this brand, but who cares? It's alpaca and it's yellow and it's laceweight. Again, any pattern suggestions?