After enduring the coldest Easter on record here in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, am I ever ready for it to be Spring for good! And I can't think of a better way to celebrate spring than to knit a beautiful lace shawl. I'm delighted to be joining ya'll in knitting this great design--this will be my first time knitting one of Susan's designs. I finished knitting Miriam's Hidcote garden shawl several weeks ago.
My name is Kristina and in addition to being addicted to lace knitting, I'm currently on the home stretch of finishing my dissertation. In a few short weeks I'll be graduating with my PhD in Nursing after *many* long years of work. Tatting, beadwork, and knitting have kept me sane through it all :-)
I'm still playing with yarn ideas for Spring Things, but am leaning towards using a pretty butter yellow cashmere/wool blend called Gentle purchased from the YarnPlace in CA. This yarn is really a cobweb wt. so I'll be doubling it for this project. I swatched with a size US5/3.75mm needle but I thinks it's a bit too lacy for my taste so I'll go down to my favorite for lace size 4 needles. My size 4Addi-Lace needle is on a WIP that has only 6 rows left to go, so I'll knit that off before I cast on for Spring Things so I can use my new favorite needle for this shawl too.
I look forward to meeting everyone and knitting and blogging with you. I'll be blogging here and on my own blog at www.beadntat.blogspot.com as I go. Thanks for welcoming me!