I've just got one more clue to go which is due to be released tomorrow. I'm wondering if the design in the middle is going to be repeated along the whole length of the shawl in the next section. I like it but it does require a bit of concentration to knit as the lace is worked on both the right and wrong sides and there are some funky purl decreases in there I'd not done before.
It's pretty though, I can't wait to see how it looks when it's finished and blocked. The yarn is Mulberry silk by DyeForYarn, beautiful soft, stunning colour and sheen but takes a bit of getting used to when knitting as it's made up of lots of small plies which have a tendency to want to separate and get caught in the wrong places. I think I've got used to it by now though so not giving me too much trouble. I'd probably choose their Tussah silk in future though.
My other project I'm feeling a bit "meh" about. It's a dress for my youngest daughter but I think I should have probably stuck with the 2 year size rather than 3 years. She's a teeny almost 2 year old but her chest size was slightly bigger than the 2 year but not quite as big as 3 year and as I'm knitting in cotton and children inevitably grow I decided to go bigger. I should probably put it on a bigger circular and try it on her!
The pattern is Oriental Lily by Georgi Hallam and I'm knitting it with some Debbie Bliss Cotton that I've had in my stash for a while. It was originally intended to be a cabled cardigan but well, it's cotton...! The purple yarn was given to me by a friend. I shall continue with it and if it's too big well I'll just have to knit quickly and make her a smaller one. It's 1 month and 1 day until her second birthday, how on earth has that come round so quickly??
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