Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Arroyo


There has been slow progress on ANYTHING around The Brick Street Bungalow.  So, I'm sharing a shawl I finished earlier this year. 


The name of the pattern is Arroyo by Sarah H. Wolf.  I chose it for two reasons.  First, it allowed me to use the German Short Row method I had learned while doing the Dreambird (LOVE that way of doing short rows! One of the best things I've ever learned regarding knitting).  Second, it was supposed to use two skeins of Madelinetosh Vintage yarn (which I had). 


The shawl turned out very nice; except for the fact, that even though I took a short cut to the end, I had to purchase another skein of the Vintage to finish (which thankfully was available).


It is a lovely pattern.  I would recommend casting on with a larger needle than you plan to use and doing it very loosely (the cast on edge restricted my blocking of the lace slightly).   Also, I don't think you can have any expectation of using only two skeins of the Vintage.


This was the remainder of the third skein.  I'm sure I will find another use for it; still, it kind of bums me out. 

Hope each of you are having a wonderful week.  I literally sat with ice packs on the backs of my hands most of yesterday.  Monday, they hurt but not the burning fire they were the second day!!  I had used Picato, a medication prescribed by my dermatologist to treat pre-cancerous areas.  Needless to say, you don't get much done with your hands iced down!  They are better today and I'm moving on.  Whew!

"With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things."  ~  William Wordsworth

blessings ~ tanna

42 comments:

Susan said...

Tanna, I love the heaviness look of that darn yarn!! Beautiful color, also. So, back to derm!! Sending blessings to you. Susan

Donna said...

that is amazing!! I have never seen anything like that...I loved it

TexWisGirl said...

oh, glad your hands are feeling better! you were scaring me for a second. :)

that shawl is just gorgeous. i could see you wearing it.

Pammy Sue said...

Mmm...Madelinetosh! Your shawl is very pretty and nice and big the way I like 'em! Sorry to hear about your hands. Sounds miserable. Glad it's a bit better today.

Donna said...

I love the shot that shows how it hangs so beautifully from the shoulders....exactly right!
Ouchy hands....so glad they are better today....now you can work on the Unloved some more! :-)
Just kidding.
Love you. d.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Sending you a hug and prayers that your hands will heal. I am so sorry you had to use the ice packs. Bless you heart. :)

This shawl is so yummy. I love the yarn color, the lace pattern, You did an awesome job (as always). It's very pretty.

Wishing you a day filled with many blessings sweet friend. :)

Wanda said...

What a special pattern, and yummy color.

I'm still working on my knitting, and after more than a dozen dish cloths, I've moved on to a simple scarf!

You will always be my inspiration!!

Love and Hugs

Judy S. said...

That's a beautiful shawl, Tanna. I need to check out those short rows as it sounds interesting. Hope your hands are feeling much better now. That medicine sounds a bit scary!

karen said...

praying for your hands that create lovely work. The shawl is stunning! I know how you feel about that stray ball of yarn..I like to use as much as possible of yarn so they're are few leftovers, like cooking!

kathy b said...

Arroyo is amazing. !!!
Sorry about the hands, but you must get those things off and IM so glad you did

Diana said...

Hello, Tanna,

I just saw you over at my friend Susan's blog and thought I'd stop by and say hello.

Such a treat to see your beautiful work. I knit, but not as elegant a piece as that. Simply stunning.

Mereknits said...

Oh you poor thing, so sorry you have been in so much pain. The shawl is absolutely incredible, so beautiful you did a great job.
Hugs,
Meredith

steph said...

what a gorgeous pattern!!! and so sorry about the hand troubles....hoping you are feeling better (as in able to knit better!) real soon!

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

Bless your heart...so sorry!
Healing!!
Oh this is just so beautiful, so beautiful, a piece of art again!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is truly beautiful, Tanna. I read down on your other posts and can't believe your little man is 4! Rachele will be 5 the end of August. They both still have that beautiful auburn hair.

Betsy Brock said...

That is lovely...and one of my favorite colors!

Debbie said...

I want to say how beautiful that is, because it IS. What I'm going to say instead is how sorry I am about your hands and hope that the ice packs helped. I do understand pain and hate for you!

Along A Widowed Road said...

Simply beautiful just as everything I've seen on your knitting work.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

This is exquisite!! I am amazed at all the beautiful pieces you turn out!

Sorry you've had painful hands. Hope they heal up quickly!!

Laura at Beehive Rugs said...

Love this shawl, the color is marvelous!

Trudy said...

Beautiful, what a great shawl.

Margaret Adamson said...

Just stunning. Health to wear it. Margaret

From the Kitchen said...

I have been too out of touch! Hopefully, your hands are better. They certainly did a beautiful job on the shawl.
And, backing up, congratulations to your Eagle!!

Best,
Bonnie

podso said...

I guess I missed something about your hands. That medication can burn I hear. Hope things are improving quickly, what would we do without our hands?

Love the color of this gorgeous piece...We are planning on teaching "our girls" knitting and crocheting this coming year (their request). Wish you could come along and teach. Your examples would inspire them to learn well!

Mary Bergfeld said...

I love the grace and color of that shawl. I'm so sorry you are having problems with your hands. Is it an allergic reaction to medication you've been taking? I hope you are soon back to your needles - knitting needles that is :-). Have a great day, Tanna. Blessings...Mary

Pride In Photos said...

Tanna, I don't even know where to start with this post. First, you photographed this with great lightening, not too much not to little...just right☺ It shows all the details, shimmer and elegance of your craft. Second, take care of those hands and give them plenty of rest, we only get two in life♥

Catherine Holman said...

What a beautiful shawl. I ran out of yarn on a shawl that I was making and had to order it online. Amazingly when it came it was the same dye lot.
Take care of those talented hands.

Bonnie said...

It is gorgeous but everything you do is! I am so sorry your hands are hurting. Not fun at all. Hope it passes away quickly.

I will be thinking of you.

Sandy said...

This color, pattern, and your ability are all amazing, Tanna! Just beautiful! But, I am so sorry to hear about your precious hands. I pray the Lord heals them quickly and completely.
Blessings & Hugs~

Rose said...

I love this shawl! I too am enjoying the German short row technique I am learning via Dreambird, so this pattern is one I must try.

I don't know the history of your hands, but I am praying you are without pain soon.

God bless!

Shug said...

Hope your hands are much better now. Bless your heart. Your talents ROCK!
Each piece looks professional!! Of course, you are a pro!
love it!
Shug

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This is a masterpiece in my eyes, Tanna! Your Entrelac shawl is amazing!

I'm sorry about your hands! I have been getting some arthritic stiffness in my fingers since we moved. I'm sure it's a result of repetitive injury from opening box after moving box. Some of the pain went away--hopefully for good! Hope your hands feel better now,too!

Pondside said...

Every time you show a shawl I think 'I like that one best of all'...and so, too, today!
I do hope your hands are feeling better now, and that the treatment is as effective as it is uncomfortable!

pembrokeshire lass said...

That shawl is absolutely lovely. I don't know many other methods of knotting. I've been knitting since I was 12 but have only learnt the aran or fair isle I would like to try some new methods but am afraid of spending a lot on will...because, if it ever gets finished, you want a nice feel to the wool...and not ever finishing it...if you see what I mean. I think that I must get more adventurous!! Thanks so much. Joan

Jennifer Holmes said...

Extraordinary! The yarn color is dynamite and the pattern is mystical. I can see you wearing it when you are in a more dramatic mood, perhaps. So fetching! I hope your hands are all better now.

Vicki Boster said...

Tanna/ you are simply amazing. Your knitting is out of this world gorgeous-- that shawl- the pattern--- the color-- it's all stunning. I love to look at your projects- they are always so gorgeous:)
Vicki

Cindy said...

This shawl is very beautiful, I'm so sorry to hear that you are dealing with the pain that you've described, I hope it is gone for good now.
Have a wonderful new week!

Amanda said...

The color on this one is beautiful. And I love how the shawl kind of rolls around the neck. Can't wait to see it on you in person. Love you! xoxo

Deb said...

beautiful....hope your hands are better...

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, This shawl is stunning. Just beautiful!
I hope that you are feeling better. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

Tricia Buice said...

This is also beautiful and so sorry about your hands. I've never heard of that but glad you are being proactive with your skin care :)

janice smith said...

Such a beautiful shawl. It falls so pretty and the color is gorgeous. I am so sorry about your hands. I hope they are much better now.

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