Friday, February 23, 2007

Holiday Excess

President's Day weekend was one big blur. On Saturday, I went on a yarn crawl! Blogless Erica, my friend from work, and I visited Springwater Fiber, where we met the lovely Jinann, my spoilee from SP8. Jinann shared some of her recent spinning and knitting projects with us and Erica learned how to make yarn with a handspindle. Hooray, a new spinner! Then it was off to Knit Happens. As usual, there was lots of stuff on sale. I got some Misti laceweight and Mission Falls cotton. Yarn and friends, what a great time!

In other delayed news, I finished the shawl on Monday night. (Yes, it does take me that long to find camera batteries.) I added quite a few extra repeats of the main body pattern and an extra repeat of the border pattern too. Here it is right before the bind off"
And here it is after blocking (The first picture captures the color better.):
Pattern: Forest Canopy Shoulder Shawl
Yarn: 1 ball of Lion Brand Fishermans Wool dyed with Wilton's food dye by Jersey Boy
Needles: Boye's Needlemaster size 6
Pre-blocking size: 47" x 21"
Post-blocking size: 60" x 30"

With the pattern all memorized, it was kinda hard to stop knitting, so I dug into my stash and cast on for another shawl with my very first handdye from last year. Remember this:
Well it's on it's way to being a shawl. It's so cool that to find a good use for this yarn!

1 comment:

Jinann said...

The shawl looks absolutely fabulous! And the colors......yum! I'm so glad that I got to see the yarn (and shawl in progress) in person!