June 7, 2004

Eternal Flame

Posted in Needlework at 12:18 pm by royalempress

I joined a knit-a-long (yahoo) group earlier this year, but simply didn’t have the time to actually knit with the group. I’ve decided to dedicate the few precious minutes I have to spare in a day to knit this beautiful shawl with them (click on image for pattern):

How beautiful is that??? This pattern calls for Lamb’s Pride Bulky. I have of Lamb’s Pride worsted but not bulky but it’ll have to do! Vera wants to start a CAL (crochet-a-long) making this (click on image for pattern):

I wonder if I can really be disciplined enough to dedicate 1-2hrs a day to making both of these . Hmmmm……

Although I said as of June 1st I am on a yarn diet, I conveniently broke down in Super Wal-Mart and bought these beauties:

Caron’s Simply Soft Brites!
I’m not the biggest fan of acrylic, but I absolutely love the colors! At $1.88 per skein, I decided to go for broke as you can see. I’ve been contemplating if I should by more inspite of my one year yarn diet (what does it matter since I’ve already cheated once). Regardless of the beautiful colors and great price, I have to refrain from breaking down again, and again and again. My aunt, who is a novice quilter, made a valid point yesterday. She told me that people who are “collectors” tend to simply buy more of and collect instead of finding the time to actually make use of the goods and patterns that they collect. Some days I feel like I’m more of a collector of yarn and patterns instead of an actual knitter/crocheter. I think this yarn diet is definitely needed. Pretty soon, I’ll have to sell some of my yarn. Anyone interested? I’ll post pics of what will be for sale shortly.

Big thanks to Evelyn, my former secret knitting pal for this lovely gift:

(click image to enlarge)
She always manages to send me things that I think about getting but never get around to actually buying (Burt’s Bee’s Wax lip balm). I will be sure to keep in touch with her! Thanks again!!!



  1. Vicki S said,

    You can finish that mini flower poncho in a few hours. Mine took a little less than 2 hrs. It was fun to crochet. I also plan on doing the Candle Flame too but I’ll use worsted weight.

  2. nasheikah said,

    hey , i sw that pattern too, are you gonna make it , do i hear “knit along ” if you ‘d like to have a knit a long for the flame shawl i’ll join ! let me know if you’d like company !

  3. queen t said,

    peace…that shawl is very cute! kawaii! I may end up making it…I have a LOT of shawls already..but we’ll see how it goes…peace…

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