Had a little false start with this blog post earlier today … accidentally hit “Publish” while trying to explain a feature of WordPress to my husband. Whoops! Sorry about that!
In this weeks work-in-progress post I’m sharing a project, my continuing obsession with handspun shawls, AND with Stephen West’s patterns … a handspun Pogona. I’m often curious as about the names of projects and, as a little side note, according to both the pattern pages and google, Pogona is a genus of lizard which are commonly known as “bearded dragon.” Cool huh? Learn something new every day
The fiber I chose for this project is 8oz of wensleydale in “Scarecrow” colorway by Spunky Eclectic. I love the bright, vibrant, end-of-summer-ish colors in this fiber and as for wensleydale, I just can’t get enough of it! Scarecrow was the October colorway of the month and I chose to spin up mine as fingering weight singles with the intention of using it to knit a shawl. I wanted something that would really show off the great colors of this fiber without muddying the design, so enter in Pogona. A really quick knit (I’m half finished already!) with lots of texture and a unique shape. Can’t wait to work blocking magic on this baby!
So what have you been working on this week? Is there a designer’s patterns that you just can’t get enough of? I’d love to hear all about it!