May 29, 2012

WIP: Amari KAL

I took my dueling shawls along on our family getaway to the Cummington Sheep & Wool Fair over the holiday weekend, but, in all honesty, I was only faithful to one of them. 

Amari in Manos de Uruguay Silk Blend

The scenery out the car window was so pretty that I didn't find myself knitting much during the car journey, but I got a bit done during the evenings. I found myself picking up my Amari rather than my Oaklet mainly because the combination of US8 needles, DK weight yarn, and silkiness of the fiber felt lovely in my hands. This combination also translates into fast and satisfying knitting.

The Amari knitalong is gathering a lot of steam and is filled with lively and talented knitters from all over the world. If you've been thinking about joining in, please do! There's no timeline to cast on or bind off -- the KAL is just about chatting with other knitters who are enjoying this beautiful pattern.

In case you're wondering, the Cummington Sheep & Wool Fair was wonderful. I'm gathering my photographs and notes to share with you soon so make sure to stop by again this week.


  1. I'm so jealous yours is so far and coming along so beautifully! The color is amazing. It's seriously taking everything in my power to hold off working on this again until knit night!

  2. I'm so excited to hear more about your trip! Fiber fairs are always a blast even with all of the temptation of pretty yarns and fibers. I hope that you were able to pet a sheep or an alpaca! The shawl is looking wonderful, that yarn must be a joy to knit with.

  3. Your shawl looks amazing and hearing the description of the yarn I can imagine that it feels amazing too!
    I can't wait to see pictures of the fair, I bet it was a grand time.

  4. The shawl looks great so far, and I can't wait to see more of the S&W festival!

  5. Your shawl is to dream for. Love that it contains silk
    Talk about COLOR, Evelyn
    Envy coming from this end.
    hugs ♥

  6. I love the colour of that shawl! Can't wait to hear more about the fiber festival!

  7. I have one section left before I start the lace section, but i'm jealous because i'm loving the color of yours more!

  8. Crochet with RaymondMay 30, 2012 at 3:42 AM

    your shawl is beautiful!
    I'm finally getting to the end of my wholehearted... about 30 grams of yarn left from my 200gm skein, it is going to be ENORMOUS when I bind off! :O)

  9. Wow you sure got a lot done, yeah!
    Can't wait to see your photos about the wool fair.

  10. I like both your shawls seeing the next post, but this one is gorgeous, I love the ridged stripes and the colour is gorgeous, I'm not surprised you were one-sided!