I'm so thrilled to finally have a new pattern!Â It has been a long time.
Hoping to have more coming soon.Â It's been a long road, but I am finally feeling much better than I have been in a long while.
Introducing the Venice Shawl, originally designed for Wooly Wonka's Shakespeare in Lace Club:
It's designed with a diamond 'dome' panel at the back, and the wings are added after you complete the 'dome' panel.Â It's available from the Oceanwind Knits shop, on Ravelry and on Patternfish.
Hoping everyone is enjoying the spring weather.Â It's been a rather tenuous spring around here with a lot of temperature fluctuations (thankfully without any of the weather drama I've heard about in other locations) but I am finally feeling it is, indeed, spring.Â Despite not being terribly warm this year until the last week or so, the garden has taken off:
A lot of lush green foliage to behold this year.Â It's finally the right temperature to work outside on the back deck with the laptop or the spinning wheel.
And, here's a shot of one of my boys:
He is never quite sure what the fuss is all about, with the camera. But he is pleased to finally have a dry deck to snooze away the afternoons on.Â Winter was long; I think he thought he might never see a deck without snow again.
We're busy gearing up for the next edition of Ennea Collective, publishing in July.Â We have a few things ongoing right now, however, which you are welcome to participate in:Â we're putting together a team for Tour de Fleece 2011 and gearing up for a spin-along leading up to our summer issue.Â Click the Ennea Collective link for all the details.