Thursday, August 26, 2010

Complete!


Here is a recently completed object. This is my second Swallowtail Shawl. I used Knit Picks Shadow laceweight. It is 100% wool, and has been in my stash for ages! I was glad to use it, but this only took up one skein of the three in the Oregon Coast colourway that I have. The photo does not do the yarn justice. It has so many fantastic colours in it. I highly reccomend it, lovely soft and warm. I have put aside this colour for the moment however as I have more vibrant shades in my stash.


This is my recently begun Bitterroot Shawl. Designed by Romi for Knitty..... I knew that I needed to use some colour. I have quite a bit of the Knit Picks Shadow. It's very affordable and the yardage is very reasonable so I went a bit crazy a few years ago and bought 12 skeins or so LOL. I was purchasing them with lace in mind, but I was looking at shawl patterns that called for at least 1000 yards a shawl. For each colour I bought three skeins to have enough to make the larger shawl patterns. I have indeed knit a few of that size, but with the recent amounts of smaller shawls I have found that I have a great lace stash that is going very far! I haven't decided how large to make this shawl, it has instructions for a shawlette and a full shawl size. This pattern also has beads in the shawl, so I love that!

And since this seems to be a lace themed post, I will now include a Calais Shawl that I knit for a friends' July wedding......Yarn escapes me at them moment... I think it was a Diamond Baby alpaca Lace.


Also a shawl that will most likely be worn tomorrow, by another bride. The Shetland Triangle in Malibrigo Lace. Natural colour.


I hope to post pics of the bride wearing it too! That will be fantastic, she was very excited when I gave it to her tonight, said it was perfect! Fantastic, you have to love it when you knit for someone and they really are worthy! LOL

5 comments:

Cecilia said...

Lovely shawls!

Cas... said...

Very pretty!

Aesderina said...

so lovely! so many shawls!! so much lace = amazing = sore fingers :P

beentsy said...

Such beautiful shawls! And hey, isn't it better to have bought too much yarn than too little? Snort.chi

~Knitting Up A Storm~ said...

Lots of shawls. Awesome! :)