Thursday, August 26, 2010


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


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! :)