Weekend knitting: projects for Spring

September 19, 2014

It's going to be a strange weekend here in NZ. The general election is tomorrow, and so far the campaign has been very odd. I voted a week ago (hooray advance voting!) and encourage all locals to take a few minutes to think about the kind of country you'd like to live in, and vote accordingly. If you don't usually vote, whatever your reasons, please do. We're so lucky to be able to vote freely and without duress in this country. You don't have to agree with all of particular party's policy, just the one who you agree with most. Toby Morris has a great cartoon on The Wireless about how important your vote is. Go and check it out. 


Now to climb off the soapbox - whether you'll be glued to the election results or hiding from any mention of them, hopefully you'll be able to spend a good chunk of the weekend knitting. Over on Ravelry we've decided to do a Spring Lace KAL - with very few limits, except that your project needs to be knit with lace weight yarn.


I'm going for Hart by Julie Hoover in either Fyberspates Lace in Teal or Meadow in Ladyslipper:


 A few other options being considered so far are: 

Sue Schreuder's Oriental Bay shawl

Wray by Lily Kate France (which would also be great in Fyberspates Lace)

Tincan Knit's Bonny top 


Amy Miller's Watson cardigan which is knit with lace weight held double


We'd love to have you join us! It doesn't have to be anything big or complicated. If knitting with fine yarn scares you, now is the perfect time to give it ago. We can help you along the way!

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