Friday, June 1, 2012

Silk Moon Crescent Shawl

I love to knit, there is no doubt about it. There are so many cool projects to knit , that it times it can be overwhelming. Best to stay off Ravelry! I also find knitting to be a great stress reliever ( most of the time). There is something about keeping one's mind and hands busy with a repetitive activity that can be somewhat calming. I don't make bread anymore but I used to enjoy kneading dough. In its own way it is rhythmical.- helps to restore some kind of inner order And as with knitting there is usually great end results. (I love homemade cinnamon buns!!)

Life has been a bumpy lately and so I decided I wanted to knit something not too complicated, something I didn't need to pay strict attention to or to be forever counting. I found this great pattern Silk Moon Crescent Shawl. Absolutely perfect.

It is a simple garter stitch construction using yarn overs as increases. If you didn't like the eyelets , you could easily substitute M1's. It has a really nice crescent shape and it drapes nicely on your shoulders. It looks great over anything really-jacket, sweater or top. I knit mine with Noro Silk Garden. I used 3 skeins. This shawl could be knit with any long striping yarn if you want a stripey look or any kind of worsted weight yarn. It all depends on the look you want. I don't have many shawl pins as I never really thought about using them too much. Wrongo! There are so many beautiful ones available now and they do look great with these types of shawls and wraps.

Our spring here has been a little slow in coming.Finally the Hansa roses are blooming. They are so fragrant.

Armenian Cornflower

This plant is the most oddest looking plant before it blooms.I moved it a couple of years ago as it never bloomed. It is fun to watch it grow.

Painted daises are still one of my favourites, I wished they lasted longer. Spring is such a great time but depending on the weather some blooms come and go so fast. I am missing the lilacs already. Much as I love my garden I still am not finding any inner contentment from weeding-they are everywhere!

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