Forth Time’s the Charm

So. This Vista Shawlette has been a study in patience. A lot of patience. You see I have now torn out and re-knitted the lace portion of this thing FOUR times. The kicker? The last time I tore it out on lace row 21 of 27 because I just could not get things to match up no matter how hard I tried. Turns out the written-out lace pattern has an error, (the chart is correct), and it wasn’t my fault! I am not a failure at lace knitting! So here I am, back at row 21…


…and I switched the yarn this last time I cast on. My mom saw this color and fell in love. Its the colorway Baltic in Tosh DK. Its a beautiful almost-teal/blue color that darkens into a navy at times. I love the way Tosh DK colors knit up. I am obsessed with getting through the lace part of this pattern. Its all Ive been knitting all week.

Before I started the Vista Shawlette I finished this little gem for my husband’s cousin. She asked me to knit a sweater for her friend who is having a baby girl in June. She picked out the colors, and bought me the yarn. I kept it simple and chose the Baby Kina pattern. That way the colors could really stand out, and Im also really familiar with the pattern, so it was somewhat mindless knitting – which we all need sometimes.


The yarn is Paris at Last by Dyeabolical Yarns. Its a hot pink/fuchsia that almost striped with grey and black. The buttons are vintage, and are pink marbled with black. They matched the sweater perfectly.


About zenren

I am in my mid-thirties, and blissfully married to a guy named Dave with whom I have a 17 year old daughter named Anela, and she is my world. I'm the RN Clinical Nurse Manager of a Transitional Care Unit where I work extremely hard to make my nurses and my patients happy. I knit shawls, and hats, and baby sweaters. I obsessively use Burt's Bees lip balm. I love spending weekends on our little slice of lake in northern Minnesota, and laying in the grass near the bonfire on a cool spring night with the kiddo watching for shooting stars while eating gooey s'mores with sticky fingers. I enjoy wrapping up in over-sized, snuggly warm sweaters in the autumn and going for walks with the smell of fallen leaves and trees blazing with color. I read a lot of self-help books. I frequently do not answer my cell phone. My husband adores me because of my quirks, not in spite of them, and I do my best to appreciate that. Im learning to meditate, and have a weakness for a good cup of tea. My nephew is adorable, and brings me so much joy. I knit to wind down, stay sane, and create beautiful things.
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