The Diamond Wrap shawl is almost finished. Somewhere along the way I was able to memorize the pattern, which as you know, makes knitting so much more relaxing.
| Classic Elite Silk, size US 9 needles. I especially|
like the leaf patterns added at each end, using knitted cast on.
Each leaf is knit complete, turning the work at the end of each short row. The process is very similar to making the heel on a sock, except for the leaf there are yo's to increase instead of the decreasing used for heels. Here's a closeup.
Of course I'm already checking out the next 6 things from this book to make for friends. I really cannot buy yarn -- to self: Keep repeating this mantra. Yarn sales announcements are appearing in my email and twitter accounts and I am resisting.
If June would arrive and
if June brought a bit of heat then
I might be able to forego dreams of "the next project."
Yeah, right. If you believe that one, I've got 4 sunny days in a row in the Pacific NW to sell you.