Friday, May 16, 2008

Saying hi and checking in with Aleita Shell



Hi. I've just joined the SKC and it's good to be in time for this summer's knitalong. I've decided to knit the Aleita Shell. I liked it the minute I got the Spring Interweave Knits magazine through my letterbox but waited until I finished the project I was working on (Sally Melville empire waist dress) before embarking on this one. I'm also delighted to be doing some stash-busting at the same time, as the yarn has been sitting in my cupboard for a while now and, having been pretty extravagant recently, I felt the need to reduce the size of said stash.

The yarn in question is Rowan DK Handknit cotton, shade 294 and is a beautiful shade of hyacinth blue. (And it's been in my stash for so long I wouldn't be surprised if Rowan no longer make that shade!) It's a matte finish and so far looks promising. I'm looking forward to seeing how it develops. As you may be able to see from the (not very good) photo, I've done the welt and about 2 rows of the stocking stitch body, so there's some way to go.

Thanks for letting me join the fun. I look forward to seeing all your projects.

7 comments:

Rosemary said...

What a beautiful colour!

Jenny said...

I agree! Gorgeous color!

juicyknits said...

It's a nice colour that you chose, and I look forward to the outcome, 'coz the magazine picture hasn't convinced me to knit the piece myself. Maybe yours will. ;-)

Sherri said...

I luv that colour!!! And I have have some of that yarn in my stash too, different colour, but it gives my an idea now ...

Knittymuggins said...

Beautiful color! I can't wait to see how it turns out :)

knittymuggins

Making Rain said...

Lovely color! :)

Anonymous said...

Great colour, you should see this lady's perception

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