Sand Ripples Shawl (2)Hey everyone!  April was a crazy month, wasn’t it? Two patterns released (Sand Ripples (shown on the left)– informal KAL here — and Caridwen), a couple WIPs that are still WIPs, and filming the Craftsy class!

The Craftsy class — tentatively titled Custom Colorwork Techniques: Mitts — is due for release early May.  You can still enter to win the class (contest ends just before the launch date, so don’t wait!) here.

beg edgingI’m on the edging of the Cumbria shawl. It’s a knit-on edging, which I always love; I love how it eats up the live stitches from the main body. Short of having to frog and re-knit, when you knit, you always make steady progress, but it’s nice to see it so succinctly.

The edging includes a simple two-colored cable close to the main body, and a lacing outer edge.  I wanted to continue the garter stitch edging of the main body (you can see that on the right), which was fun to work (plus I like how it looks).

I’m planning on finishing the Cumbria shawl before going back to the Reticule shawl, so nothing new to report on that one (I started it as my travel knitting for the Craftsy class trip — much more portable!).

Vogue Knitting Live in Pasadena is coming up in the middle of May — I’m planning on doing a meet and greet / signing at the Yarnover Truck on Sunday the 15th. Anzula is doing a trunk show and they’ll have a ton of my samples. Come say hi!