Thursday, March 27, 2008

Bee Fields Shawl

Hey, this Woolyworks and I'm new to this blog. I purchased the shawl pattern and have read completely through it--whew! 18 pages of pattern is just a little mind boggling. I've knitted a lot of shawls and yet this one is hard for me to wrap my mind around. I think it's because there's not a large schematic to show me where I start and where I end and the charts are just little snippets of the whole. I'm solidly grounded in geometry and the way this pattern is written makes my knowledge a little useless. OK, so I'll have to learn to knit from text rather than charts, but it can't be rocket science, can it?

I'm sure that when I get past the setup section I'll get a picture of it in my mind, but for now, I'm feeling more than a little lost. That's pretty sad for someone who's been knitting for as long as I have. Maybe this is the challenge that I've needed to get me off of dead center. Let's hope so! Here I go!

I'll be so glad to do socks with all of you knitters. I adore knitting socks and the Honeybee stole looks so exciting. I'm looking forward to more activity on this blog and meeting lots of you as we knit along.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

new season, new look

With a nod to a new season approaching, I'm shaking up the look of the knitalong blog a bit. Activity here has slowed down, but we do have a new member who has just joined us. She's listed in the sidebar as Wooly Works. Welcome and happy knitting!
As for my 'bee' knitting, since finishing the shawl months ago I haven't been knitting anything remotely bee-related as I spent the last couple of months of 2007 on a self-imposed challenge to finish all projects on needles.
I accomplished that goal and then turned my needles towards heavier-weight projects, but I've been eyeing the Honeybee Stole pattern lately as well as Anne's sock pattern, Marie Antoinette, that has the same bee motifs as the shawl and stole.