FO: Cobweb

Pattern: Cobweb from Rowan 40

Yarn: Rowan Kid Silk Haze (shade Hurricane)

Needles: 3.75mm my trusty Denise interchangeables. (How does anyone knit without them?)

I finished Cobweb! I actually finished on Sunday but I’ve had to wait until I finished work to get some daylight photographs. I’m pleased with it, although I wish I had an outfit to put on the dummy that would go with it but I couldn't find one - let's hope my brother's girlfriend can!

I didn’t crochet the flowers that are supposed to go down the neckline as I though in this colour it might look a bit much - what do you think I've still got time if you think it would look better?


I also sewed the front edges together so that it is pulled on over the head rather than fastened as a cardigan. I think that I like this, but I did it mainly as I couldn’t find the perfect button.

Anyway, now that I have finished Cobweb I’ve been finding it hard to decide on what to knit next. I’ve finally started my Kim Hargreaves’ kit, which my Mum gave me last Christmas. It is Hawthorn in the Cocoa colour way.

I’ve also cast on for some lace. I didn’t enter the Snow White competition as in the end I was too busy to get things sorted. I was silly leaving it so late but I’ll knit up the pattern anyway. Maybe I’ll enter the January competition…

Also I’ve been doing a fair bit of stash enhancement. Aren’t all these yarns gorgeous? What I love about buying lace weight yarns is that you only need a couple of balls to knit an entire shawl.

Jaggerspun Zephyr in Basil and Ruby
Posh yarns Arabella in a stunning colour called Swoon
Merino Lace weight from Heirloom lace . I also bought some blocking wires from them which I can’t wait to try out. The people who run the site are lovely by the way.

I had an embarrassing incident when I went to the last I Knit London night. It is a long story but my Mum phoned the bar to check I’d got there safely and got the waitress to come over to the group to check. There was me trying to look sophisticated with my gin and tonic and addi turbos flashing away and in seconds I felt like a school girl who has stayed out too late! Everyone laughed at me! Not only that but she used my maiden name which got me very confused and enabled me, unfortunately, to draw even more attention to the incident by debating whether the message was actually meant for me. At least everyone in the group will remember my name from now on…

That’s all my knitting news for now. I hope that everyone has a very Merry Christmas!


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18 comments:

HPNY Knits said...

cobweb is lovely! you are right, the crochet flowers would have been too much. Hawthorn looks like a great new project, and the color is very handsome!

keri said...

I love cobweb, it looks so light and airy in kidsilk haze. I think crocheted flowers would have been too much also and taken away from the detailing.

I am drooling over all the yummy yarns you have, especially the posh. You are so lucky to live in the UK and have access to all these yummy fibers (including easy access to Kim's kits =)) If you ever want to do a trade let me know ;)

Happy holidays!

emmms said...

Cobweb is stunning! I can't believe that's taken you less than six weeks to complete. It looks so wee and complex, it must have taken so much dedication. Very impressive. I can't wait to see what comes out of the Posh Yarns!

Anonymous said...

Cobweb is very beautiful, I particularly like the colour you chose. Hope you have a great Christmas filled with knitting.

Anonymous said...

That's a very beautiful Cobweb. Every time you show us another FO, I think "I want to knit that". The flowers....I think the lines of the cardi would be unnecessarily fussy if you added them. This way, it's chic (that's my alter-ego Audrey speaking).

Emma said...

Mothers ! Honestly !
I'm sure no-one was laughing at you.
Cobweb is gorgeous.

Happy Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Cobweb is really pretty. It will be a lovely present. :) I like it without the flowers, too.

I want to know what you're going to make with all that lace weight. :p

We love the lace, don't we?

dreamcatcher said...

Cobweb looks amazing, really lovely! Great stash enhancement too, and do let us know how you get on with the blocking wires. I've had them on my "wish list" for a while. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Cobweb is amazing! I think it looks just perfect, no need for the flowers.

Wonderful stash there! Looking forward to seeing your future projects.

Merry Christmas!

artyfartykat said...

Cobweb looks stunning! I'm really tempted to try some lace knitting, not least because as you say you don't need much yarn!
Have a wonderful Christmas!

Brahdelt said...

Cobweb is lovely, I would definitely add the flowers. ^^

Frankie said...

Cobweb is really lovely. How can you bear to part with it?
Hope to see you at I Knit London one day soon. Must remember that story next time I anxiously make a call to check on one of my daughters...

Angela said...

Beautiful yarn and gorgeous shawl! I envy your talent. I knitted my first lace scarf in Misti Alpaca. I loved the yarn and knitting the lace was fun. I'll be visiting your blog more often. I love to see beautiful knitting and it looks like yours has plenty of that!:)

Ang

nanatoo said...

Kendra, you're too good, Cobweb is gorgeous :D
Hope you've had an excellent Christmas and a Happy New Year to you!

Yarn It said...

Cobweb is gorgeous. I really love the color. I think omitting the flowers was a good idea. I would have done the same. Hawthorn is a pretty pattern. Love the color also!

jacqueline said...

cobweb is gorgeous. you are going to get so much wear out of it.

i also love your stash of laceweight yarns and i can't wait to see what you make with them.

isn't it amazing that no matter how old we get our mothers still have a frightenly uncanny ability to embarrass us in public

emmms said...

Happy Christmas! Hope you've had a marvie holiday and will have a marvie New Year. x

Robin said...

I found your blog through Lara's (Yarn It) - your Cobweb looks beautiful! From one Rowan/Kim Hargreaves addict to another...