As I mentioned last time, the cotton/linen blend I’m working with is Pima Lino Lace by Diamond Yarn. The suggested needle size is 2.75mm. I’m using 3.25, but since I knit loosely, that’s like a normal person using 3.75. I’m getting a lovely light fabric that’s surprisingly soft. The colour is called Olive on their website, but really, does it look like an olive green to you? I didn’t think so. I’m enjoying the colour as I knit.
Oh, did I forget to mention that I’m knitting YAETS (yet another Eiffel Tower Shawl)? It’s like I’m a glutton for punishment or something. I finally got my own Eiffel Tower Shawl off the needles last week after a very long 8 month knit. I never thought the next new thing I’d start would be another one, but knitting a sample for the store made it seem like a good idea. Thanks to my love of the yarn colour, I’m zipping along and I’m already working on the border chart. I started this on Sunday & who knows, I might even finish it this week. I’ve got about 45 rows to go.
Another month has passed by & it’s time for my donation to MSF/DWB (and Knitters Without Borders). February was short & I didn’t have any new patterns ready, but I still did ok. I decided to donate $20 again even though my calculation was smaller. It didn’t seem right to give less to MSF than in Paypal fees, so I guess $20 is my monthly minimum! Thanks to the knitters who are making this giving possible.