Wednesday, November 21, 2012

New updates!

Thanksgiving is here! What a great holiday. You get to enjoy your family great homemade food and plenty of time to chill and maybe knit a little!
We are cooking a turkey breast tomorrow because we all like white meat and we are only four people at home, so it will be plenty. Of course we are going to make the yummy sweet potatoes, and smash potatoes and Flan for dessert! Ohhh and we are going to be baking our own bread!
I can't wait until tomorrow!


My Shop

I don’t know if you have notice but I renew the look of the blog a little, and since blogger has added new features I was able to add more pages and one of them is my SHOP!
Yes! I wanted to do that for a very long time and finally I could accomplish it!
My creating mood is on again, it finally came back! So, I have the felling that this long weekend is going to be very productive. I want to make new things; I have ideas many ideas… You’ll see!
Come visit my shop
I hope you like it!


Ohhhh I also wanted to tell you that I have finished my Sylvi Coat! Oh my…. I am in love with it coat! I wasn’t able to take decent pictures yet, but I show you what I have so you can see it!
 I love it!!!! yes it was a lot of work, but the results are incredible. The pattern is really easy to follow and to be honest I didn't have any problems. The yarn worked perfect for this coat, after blocking it;s a lot softer and I like the stitch definition too.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone, enjoy as much as you can!
Many hugs for you!


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Shenandoah Fiber Festival, VA 2012

Sweet alpaca giving me a kiss!
Good Morning everybody! How are you today? How is your day going?
I am doing well, thank you!
For the last 3 years I wanted to go to the Shenandoah Fiber Festival in VA and for some reason I always missed the date! This year I was lucky because I checked just in time before the weekend date. I told my husband that I really wanted to go and if he wanted to come with me and... he said yes! (Usually is a girly thing, you know).
So, last Saturday we went to the festival! We got there around noon, and it was a lot of local vendors selling really nice stuff. We walk around and I thought how dangerous this place could be if you are addicted to yarn. I also thought that it's probably one of the best places to buy yarn, because is good quality and is not really expensive. We got to see the animals and pet them.We really enjoyed it

I also wanted to tell you that I felt in love with one of the alpacas, she was the sweetest alpaca ever, she gave me a nose kiss!!! hihihihi too cute!
You should have seen this, there was a lady that had angora bunnies! Oh my they are so so soft! and she was spinning directly from the angora bunny!
Angora Bunny, I want one so bad!

Spinning from the bunny!

It was truly a wonderful day, the ride was breath taking, the weather was perfect ( cold enough for me to use my Mythos cardigan, and 4 people stopped me to ask me about my cardigan! I felt proud of my knitting, yes you can call it vanity!), and I had the perfect company!
I also wanted to tell you that my dear hubby was a saint, he put up with walking and looking at yarn for like 3 hours! , and after buying the sweet popcorn, he said "So? have you decided on what yarn do like the most?" I said well is so hard to pick, but why do you ask? because I want you to get some good yarn so you can make something nice for you! I just looked at him and smiled and he smiled back. (he knows how much I love alpaca yarn). You see,  I went with a set of mind "not to buy yarn, because we are a little broke", but there he was... trying to make me happier than I already was! So, I said yes I'm between two, but you have to help me to decide on the color (he is really good with colors, he is a Graphic's designer). So "we picked" a 1000 yards of sport Alpaca yarn on a beautiful light blue that he said it will look good on me!
I was and I am so happy! You see, I'm not just happy because I have this beautiful yarn, but also because the person that I love the most helped me to picked the yarn color  and spend the whole afternoon doing something that I wanted to do (he not so much) just to see me happy! That's why I spend the last 11 years of my life with him, for the simple things of daily life that we do to make each other happier. At the end it's all about that, caring for each other.
So, that was part of m y weekend full of happiness and love!

Have a great day, don't forget to smile and give somebody a hug!

Hugs to you,

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Baby Abigail's Cardigan

In the mean while I had to knit something cute and tiny for somebody special and beautiful!
Here is a little gift I made for my husband's coworker's baby Abigail! I choose a very cute pattern called
Well, the truth that I bought this yarn  a long time ago. I could never find the right project for it. Finally one day I came across this pattern and I loved it! Unfortunately, I had to make some modifications on the pattern since I didn't have enough yarn (but I really really wanted to use this yarn), but it came out pretty, don't you think? Colors of Candy and Rainbow together ideal for a little girl!

Becky ,the mom (she is very sweet) loved  it and as soon as my husband gave to her she sent me a beautiful thank you text and that same day in the evening  I received a pic of baby Abigail wearing the cardigan!
Too cute! I was so glad to see that the size was perfect!
Baby's Lace Cardigan by Stefanie Japel

Love buttons!

Baby Abigail!The cutest model!
Have a great week!
Hugs to you

Friday, September 14, 2012

I am an ambitious knitter

Sylvi by Mari Muinonen

There is one pattern that I love since the first moment I saw it and because I was intimidated by its difficulty and length it has been sitting in my queue for a very long time. Yes I am talking about Sylvi coat! What a beautiful and ambitious pattern!
Well, last week I ordered the yarn to start knitting this pattern. I waited for 5 days to receive the package with the yarn and I finally got it like two days ago.
My needles are on fire! My Sylvi is in progress and I love it.
For the yarn I picked the Cascade Eco+ on a plum color, and I tell why I choose the yarn: well, first of all because is 100% wool and is going to be warm for winter and second because the price was great $19 for 478 yard of bulky yarn per skein. Not bad ha!

It’s true, I became and ambitious knitter. I like complicated projects now, and this one is going to take me a while, and because I just couldn’t resist I started knitting the back first… Surprisingly is not as complicated as it seems which is good.
I’ll be taking pics, so you can see.

Have a great weekend,
Many hugs for you


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

My Leftie is finished!

Happy face!

Having this past long weekend gave me enough time not only to finish my knitting project but also to take pictures of it so you can see it.
Finally my Leftie is out of the needles! And I -LO-VE- IT!!! It came out just perfect, because the colors matched beautifully. I have to confessed that knitting garter stitch is not my favorite, because after a while it gets boring, so basically I had to make myself think about the final results to keep going and that’s how I got trough all the garter stitch part. Making the leaves was fun and after making a couple of them I got use to it and I didn’t need to fallow the pattern anymore. I made a total of 22 leaves and for my neck size it was plenty, because I am able to wrap it all around without a problem. You can find this project raveled here.
My Leftie Shawl

 All I have to say about this pattern is that is really easy and well explain and that the result is just beautiful. I highly recommend it!
It’s going to be hard to wait for cooler days to be able to use it, I can’t wait!

Now, well I am just looking for the next project, I can’t decide tough, maybe I just should find the right yarn for my Sylvi. I have to have a Sylvi!

Hugs to you


Monday, August 20, 2012

Our mini Vacation at Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Playa del Carmen, Mexico
We are back from our mini honeymoon vacation! What a relaxing week! We had the best time ever! Playa del Carmen, Mexico is just beautiful. This beach is located at 45 minutes drive from Cancun. The neighborhood was very pleasant and clean, the people were super friendly and polite, everybody said Hola Amiga! (It means hello friend!), they make you feel at home.
We went to the Riu Palace Rivera Maya Hotel, it was beautiful, service was outstanding and the food was delicious!  And while you were sitting on the beach the waitresses passed walking with a tray full of drinks, offering water, beer, piña coladas etc. So you don’t have to worry about going back to the bar to get a drink. I would totally come back to this hotel next year when we go back! (Yes we are going back next year!) The water in the Ocean is warm and super clear! You can snorkel all day if you want.
View from our balcony

The Hotel's pool
Playa del Carmen beach at the hotel
Yoga on the Ruins
We visited Tulum’s ruins. Tulum was one of the last cities inhabited and built by the Mayas. This place was mystical and full of energy and history. The beach at Tulum is protected for nesting sea turtles. The main Beach was closed because the turtles’ eggs all over the beach.
The Maya civilization habited the Yucatan Peninsula and their architecture is considered on of the wonders of the world.
While visiting Tulum we went snorkeled in the middle of the ocean! The water was completely clear! It was incredible!
I got sick though from all the movement of the boat and I through up! After that I felt good again.
Tulum's beach

we went snorkel on that little boat!

ready to go snorkeling

We also went to one of the Cenotes called Dos Ojos (Cenotes are surface connections to subterranean water bodies. Water is often very clear, as the water comes from rain water infiltrating slowly through the ground. Cenotes are unique to this area, not only in Mexico but also the world.) What a magical place! It was located on a Maya Community place and it belongs to them. I was amazed by it’s beauty! We had a guide who took us to the caves in the Cenote. We had to use the snorkel equipment and wear a wet suit to go into and through the caves, because the water is very cold; and we also had to hold a little lantern to see where we were going since the caves are completely dark and at some points the caves’ ceilings got so low that you only had room to pass your head! It’s been scary at some points, but so worth it!
Cenote Dos Ojos

We also went to Cancun; it was beautiful as well, a lot more touristy and you can see the monsters hotels all over the “Zona hotelera”, but a little too busy for my taste. I prefer Playa del Carmen! A million times more relaxing!
All I have to say is that my husband and I had a wonderful vacation and we got to spend a lot of time together and we got to disconnect from all the problems and such. Very relaxing and lovely time!
Now back to normal again, but charged with positive Maya and relaxing energy!


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Love this pattern!


This colors are gone!
From the moment I saw this pattern I felt in love with it! The designer had a great idea when designing this pattern; It’s so easy yet very interesting and addictive!
I can’t wait to start! The only problem is that I haven’t decided on what yarn to use yet. I was thinking on the baby alpaca that my husband bought for me a while back, but for some reason I have the feeling that it’s not going to be enough. I guess I will have to go to the yarn shop today to see what I can find. I need about 600 yards of fingering.
OK, so I went to the yarn shop in Old Town Manassas and I found the perfect yarn at a bargain price!
I had the necessity to start this project right away and I did. I started knitting with like five different colors plus the main color. At the beginning at liked the way the colors where coming together until I didn’t like them anymore and I didn’t know why. So I asked my husband, who is an expert in colors, and he pointed out that the color that through everything out was the light blue because it was the only cold color out of all the colors I was working with. After covering the blue everything look different.
So I decided to ripped off almost all of my knitting and start all over again, only with two o three colors, not sure yet! You see for me it’s very important to pick the right colors, I have to love the colors other ways I cannot work with them. (I know, weird).
I am very satisfied with the colors now! Hahaha I hope I don’t have to rip it anymore.
This project is Raveled here


I also wanted to share something cool… We are going on vacation! Yes, just for a few days, we are leaving tomorrow! This time we are going to Cancun, Mexico, well actually Playa del Carmen! We called this trip “Our little Honeymoon”. It’s our first time visiting the Caribbean Ocean, we can’t wait to get there! And I can’t wait to jump in that water!
Of course I won’t bring my knitting to a tropical place. I won’t be thinking about knitting, I will be thinking about how fortunate we are to be at such a beautiful place! Too much to do, a men to love, good food to eat, a beach to enjoy and places to see! hahahaha

I’ll post some pics when I get back.

Happy Knitting
And have a great week!

Monday, August 13, 2012

And the winner is....

Yes remember that I told you that I was going to enter the cardigan to the Prince William County Fair? Well I did and guess what? My Mythos won the first place (blue ribbon)!! I was so like O-M-G! I just couldn't believe it. My cardigan just came out of my needles and it's the winner? wauu awesome! I was not expecting that price! All my work was so worth it!
I also enter my Echo shawl and my Cloud Bolero and they both won the "third place", so yes I was so happy and proud. Here are some pics of my items.

                                                                     My Mythos
My Echo Flower Shawl won 3rd Place

My Cloud Bolero won 3rd Place!

I wanted to share with you this wonderful knittng experience it was fun, I might do it again next year.
Many hugs for you and thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Completely finished and Proud

Last night when I came back from work the first thing I did was to go upstairs to my office and checked if my cardigan was dried! It was a relieved to see that the yarn was obedient enough to stay blocked the way I wanted. I was so worried that for some reason the back was going to be to short, but fortunately was not the case.
I am very pleased with the results of this project. Now when I look at it I think that it was so worth it to be knitting for almost a month, (even my husband was tired of seeing me working on this project) of course including all the fixing and frogging.
I am very pleased with the results of this cardigan, so I decided to go ahead and enter the cardigan to the Prince William County Fair Knitting Competition for the first time! We'll see what happens.

The whole project is raveled here

Techniques I’ve learned while making this pattern

*Mastered short rows wrap and turn. For this I watched a very interesting free video class online from Crafty

*Mastered grafting or sewing
I used mattress stitch (used on sleeves and sides). Great video to learn this technique here 
I also used Kitchener stitch (used on back and part of the sides). Great video to learn this way of seaming here 

Complementary great video to learn how to sew stitches going into different ways here 

It was my first time knitting a cardigan in two separate halves using fingering yarn. When I started I thought it was going to take forever, but it wasn’t that bad. Great for a summer project since the yarn is light to the touch.
Today I can say that I really like the feeling of a fingering cardigan. I can’t wait to this fall to start using it!
I think that fingering projects are my new favorite…mmm… what’s next?
Happy knitting to you and my hugs!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Seaming or Grafting

The reason why I want to dedicate this entry to seaming is because for me it’s one of the hardest techniques to accomplish in my knitting. I could justify myself saying that I hate seaming, or that it’s a waste of time, etc, etc. The truth is that I am NOT good at it. Seaming or grafting is my number one weakness when it comes to knitting. I always tried to knit sweaters from the top down to avoid the seaming, but let’s be honest it’s time to take care of this technique.
These past days I finished knitting the Mythos cardigan. The gauge was perfect (so far, it's blocking); the yarn looks and feels beautiful but my seaming sucks! This cardigan has a lot of grafting (and I mean A LOT) There is even a part on the cardigan where all the stitches go to different directions. I had to re-do the seaming many times, until I got tired and frustrated and decided to put the project away until figuring out how to do it right. I decided to start a researched about seaming or also called grafting knitting.
First, I read all the different ways of seaming. (I already knew this, but I always tried to avoid it). All this information helped me to refresh my memory, but it wasn’t enough. Second, I started looking for videos and paying really close attention to all the details. The videos that I found were OK, but they were not showing what I was actually looking for. Finally, I found the gem video! I could not believe that after doing so much research this video showed exactly what I was looking for. The women in this video explains everything so well, and it’s so easy to understand. The fact that she shows and explains how to seam all the stitches that are going in different directions to me is priceless, because almost none of the videos do. I learned so much with this video; everything makes sense now. I just wanted to share the link with you guys in case you need to see how is done, here it is Link

Right now my Mythos is blocking, I can't wait to see the results. I hope it doesn't stretch! 
I will tell you later!

Hugs to you and thank you for being there for me!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

My Mythos

Hello everybody! Long time not see! 
The road has been bumpy over here, but now we are doing better on this end. Sometimes we just need to keep believing and we need to move on to keep going. I'll keep the sad story for me you don't come here to read more problems. You came to this site to read about knitting and fun projects right? so...
I haven’t been knitting a lot to be honest with you, but recently I started a new project that it was on my queue for a while and I really wanted to knit!
The project is like a cardigan from a free pattern called Mythos by LauraNelkin.
This cardi is knitted with fingering yarn! Yes, I know you are thinking is going to take forever, right? But I have to say it’s actually not that bad! It’s knitting up quicker than I expected.
The reason I picked up this design was because of the way is constructed which is very interesting in deed and besides I needed a knitting challenge too!
Mythos is knitted on two parts. I finished the right part last night, and I am going to start the left part tonight!
The yarn I am using is Plymouth Yarn Happy Feet and the reason I picked this specific yarn was because first of all I liked the color, second it was the right weight, third it felt good to the touch and last the price was spectacular I got it at almost 40% off!!!!!! So we'll see how it comes out so far it's looking good I hope it doesn't stretch!
I will upload some pics later on.
For now, I just want to say I’m glad that I’m back and the storm has passed.
Hugs to you!!!!


Monday, March 12, 2012

Knittng Stitch Books and Spring thoughts

Looking and finding  the next project is taking me a lot of time. I can't make up my mind and it makes me nervous! I wanted to start Sylvi but I am not going to use it until probably next winter, so that's why I'm ifi about it. Maybe I start something light like Amiga for air conditioning cold.
In the mean while I wanted to show you and recommend this wonderful knitting stitch book that I found and bought on Etsy for $7 !!!! It is in perfect shape and it has wonderful patterns! I think is one of my favorite books ever, it has new and interesting new stitches! Many of the ones that you see on new designs on Ravelry. I am already starting to make some swatches to try the patterns that I like the most, just for practice.
Do you own books like this one? Which one is your favorite place to get knitting stitches from?
I also wanted to show you my baby alpaca yarn that my husband bought for me when we went to the farm.
I do think that I am going to save this yarn for a especial project, like for a baby or something, but first I need the baby! hahahaha so I might use it one of these days! The yarn is so soft and the natural color is beautiful, so pure! It has to be for a baby!
100% baby alpaca
Here you can see the names of the Alpacas where this yarn came from.

The fact that spring is almost here, makes me smile, I love this time a year! My batteries get recharged and I feel good! Lot of positive energy, opening my house windows is my favorite! and of course the sunny longer days!!! Now when I get home I still have time to go for a walk and is not going to be dark! Even my dogs are happier because they get to be outside longer! hahahaha

Happy week for everybody and spring hugs for you!


Sunday, March 11, 2012

My Echo Flower Shawlette!

 Lace knitting, has been always a knitting technique that I've tried to avoid since I started to knit. I've done like three or four lace projects, but nothing to complicated. The thought of making a shawl, made me dizzy.How could I ever knit a shawl? with its infinite rows and thousands of yarn overs, not distraction allow between stitches and very long and complicated charts!!! Well as I said on last post, I came out of my comfort zone and I started to knit my dream shawl, the big and beautiful "Echo Flower Shawl".
When I started this project I didn't know that lace knitting was so different from normal knitting! ha,ha! New patterns on the chart, new way to cast on, new ways to do the yarn overs. Very interesting I have to say.
Before I started the project I needed to figure out  the way to cast on the first stitches, the pattern called for a crochet cast on; I looked it up and I found this website with a very clear tutorial for crochet cast on and an explanation about how the Echo Shawl is shape (which for knitters like me, new in the shawl world was very helpful) I'm not a fun of  that technique so I found a very similar way to cast on that really worked for me, it's call garter stitch cast on and Stephen West has a great tutorial for this technique.
Also, before hand I wanted to find an easier way to make the Nupps, because I didn't wanted to deal with the purl 9 together headache (I had the experience in the past when knitting the lily of the Valley scarf, not matter how careful I was I will always lost a stitch when purling all the 9 together!So, this time I wanted to be prepared). I found this wonderful video for the Nupps. You have not idea how much easier it is using this technique! You are going to be watching TV when purling!
Also there is one more link that I wanted to share just in case that you don't know how to knit this row, here is a great helpful video for the knit 3 into9. 
After all that research I started to cast on!!!
I choose to knit my shawl with a very pretty yarn Cascade Yarn Heritage solid colors, in a fingering weight, pink color.
They way you have to read the pattern is tricky if you are not used to knit shawls.
The first chart is divided in three parts, side, middle, side. Starting on right side of the pattern, You have to knit the side only one time, then repeat ONLY the middle part, until 12 stitches before the middle Stitch. Then continue knitting the second part of the chart, knit the side only one time,  then repeat ONLY the middle part, until 12 stitches before the end. (Remember to always keep the 3 stitches for the edge at the begging of each side, this stitches are NOT in any of the charts).
Keeping track of the number of stitches is crucial for the pattern to work in the next knitting row. It's very easy to miss a stitch! and if this happens to you liked it happened to me you will be very mad!! hahaha.
I hope this post can help you!
                                          This is how my pattern look after all the annotations
Today at 11:30pm I finally  finished this wonderful shawl!!! Such happiness I'm feeling right now! I can't believe my needles are free after almost 3 weeks of hard work!
Now is time to go to sleep.
This is how it looked before blocking

At the end of the tunnel there is light!

Now is going to take a bubble bath to get relax!

and now is when magic happens....

The waiting game!

Almost there!
Finally... My shawlette is completed. I'm in love with it! So much work but so worth it!
My Echo Flower Shawlette
This is how it looks now

The back of my shawlette
Happy Face!

Right size

What did I learned with this pattern:
  1. Garter cast on
  2. Crochet cast on
  3. To understand my own knitting
  4. Reading complicated and long charts
  5.  Easier Nupps
  6. 3 into 9, 2 into 9
  7. Blocking lace
  8. Tension holding  fingering yarn
  9. To understand my own knitting
  10. Patience is the key to knit lace shawls. 
Have a great Sunday and I;m going to enjoy this beautiful day wearing my beautiful shawlette!
Hugs for you

Friday, March 9, 2012

What do I knit next?

  Springtime is in the air! I can see it, smell it and feel it! This is a beautiful flower from the Amaryllis plant. My dearest friends gifted to me at the beginning of February for a very special occasion. And this week was the blooming week, it looks so beautiful,  with vibrant colors and extremely big flowers, 4 of them at the same time!!!
Sitting on my desk at home for color inspiration.

After finishing what I call my masterpiece shawl I felt so happy and proud of myself. It was funny when my husband came to go to bed and there I was sitting on the middle of the bed contemplating my masterpiece, he laughed and sat with me to enjoy the moment!! Hahahaha. You are an advanced knitter now! He said.
Well, since the shawl is blocking right now, my hands are free, and I don’t know what to knit next! There are so many cute projects that I have on my mind, but I can’t decide!
 I don’t know if I want to make Sylvi or something faster like a vest for summer time to use with my leggings? I also want to knit a cardigan in fingering yarn, so I can use it in spring season. What should I do? So many projects only two hands!!
Help me; what colors do you think would look good on me for springtime? I have to buy the yarn, but I can’t decide on the right color yet! Please help!!!
This is what I’m looking at :
What are you knitting right now?
I really would like to try the Madelinetosh yarn, it seems so nice and soft. Have you tried it yet?

Have a great weekend and today I want to send you a pre-spring happy hug!


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Happy International Women's Day!!!!!

Today is the International Women's Day!!! Happy day  to the most important women in my life, the fighter, the dreamer my idol my dear Mother; and of course Happy Day to all the amazing women in my life, to all my readers to you that come to see me time to time, have a wonderful day and remember "We woman are important, and We need to get respected and respect ourselves. Love yourself and think of your body as a sanctuary.
Hoy es el día Internacional de la Mujer y por eso quiero decirle Feliz Día a la mujer más importante de mi vida, a la que lucha con uñas y dientes para seguir día a día, a mi unica idola, Mi querida Madre. Y por supuesto también quiero decirles Feliz Día a todas las mujeres que están en mi vida, a todas mis lectoras y a vos que venis de vez en cuando, pero venis. Hagamonos respetar, y también respetemonos a nosotras mismas.


Thursday, February 23, 2012

2012 is coming strong!

It’s almost the end of February; many things have happened this past two months, good things and difficult ones too. I would like to share with everybody that my father is doing well; he is stable (thanks God!). I got to spend Christmas down in Argentina, after 10 years! I flew down there because my dad was doing really bad, but fortunately he made it! And so, one day before Christmas he was released from the hospital, so after 10 years we got to spend Christmas together! I was so glad that God was helping us to make it through the holidays in a happier way, all of us at home, nobody missing, big smile on my face!
Well it was weird because my husband couldn't go, of course complete happiness is really hard to achieve, so in one hand I was happy and in the other hand I was missing him so much. Anyways, I spend a lot of time with my mom,dad and brother, helping out and making sure that everything was fine. I came back just in time to spend New Years with my husband.

Also last week on the 19th it was our 8th year Anniversary! Do you want to know what did? In the afternoon of the 19th we went to the alpaca farm in Gainesville, and after spending nice quality time learning about these wonderful animals my husband Vic bought for me 6-½ oz of baby alpaca yarn!!! The cool thing was that the tag says all the alpaca’s names on it! and think about this…I've just petted them!!!!!! Vic help me to pick the colors, all the yarns were natural colors, so we decided on a nice cream color, this yarn is so soft just delightful! Vic is awesome! He really is! Each year for our Anniversary we go somewhere like for a mini-vacation, but this year our budget was a little tight so we are going to go next weekend, we don’t know where yet, but we love just to drive and get lost or take a last minute airplane somewhere. It’s going to be fun!

I started the year knitting a stripe hat for my hubby. He loves the hats! And then he asked me if I could make another one they are basically  always the same color, but starting with black instead of gray this time. So I made it for him.
This year I want to take knitting to the next level. What I mean by this is that I want to work in some advanced knitting projects. I always wanted to knit a lace shawl, one with a really complicated pattern, but I’m always too intimidated by it.
Well, I’m very proud to announce that last Sunday I cast on for the Echo flower shawl!
 I’ve queued this pattern like 2 years ago!!! So it was about time!!!!
I think I’ll write just one post for this project, I have so much to say about it! Loving it so far! In my case this pattern requires 100% of my attention, I can’t watch T.V or get distracted because that will mean chaos!
This is the yarn that I picked for the Echo Flower shawl,

Cascade yarn Heritage Solid Color

My first rows!

I wanted to show some of my 2012 knitting goals:

Those are some of the projects that I would like to knit! Will see how much I can get accomplish.
All right people, I have to get going.
Thank you for stopping by, and I want to send you a big hug to you!